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Vet Tech and Pre-Clincal Experience Courses in Goa India

A unique opportunity to experience the day to day working of our busy clinic in Goa.

Join the team as they help animals from all over this most picturesque state

You will learn non-surgical procedures and your days will be full from start to finish you will find this course not only informative but rewarding.

Our team of vets and vet nurses will guide you through the day to day procedures and will always be on hand to answer questions and pass on vital tips and information.

You will be based at the Hicks WVS International Training Centre which is set in a secluded and peaceful part of Goa near the village of Assago

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Itinerary

Timings 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday to Friday, Saturdays 9 am to 1 pm

WEEK 1 - Clinics and Kennels

- Treatment of inpatients in the kennels and cattery (includes wound dressings, bandaging, suture removal, skin treatments, follow-up medications for antibiotics and pain, chemotherapy, X rays, etc.)

- Assisting the Vet at the HIcks Animal Care Clinic during opening hours 10 am to 2 pm (includes general consultation, medical treatments, IV infusions, deworming, tick and flea treatments, vaccinations, nutrition advice, triage, etc.)

- Assisting at the Foster Care and Adoption Centre (includes health checks, socialization, nutrition advice, vaccination advice, etc.)

 

WEEK 2 - Surgical Assistance

- Preparing for surgery (includes autoclaving, instrument sets, folding drapes and mops, etc.)

- Prepare the patients for surgery (including handling animals, sedation, measuring body weight, muzzling, IV infusions, catheters, endotracheal tubes, auscultation, TPRs, shaving, scrubbing the surgical site, etc.)

Note:

- Other opportunities include responding to a rescue call, visiting the adoption camp, visiting the rural outreach Mobile Vet Clinic, assist in post mortems, assist in vaccination drives, etc.

- All participants must have their ARV vaccinations up to date

- Lectures include - Animal Welfare and Humane Dog Population Control, Rabies, Antibiotic Resistance, etc.

Country India

Important Notes

What to pack

Volunteers should take practical / comfortable clothes to work in e.g (scrubs). If you would like to purchase a WVS scrub top please contact the office or visit our online shop.

  • Practical / comfortable clothes to work in (eg. scrubs)
  • Wet weather gear and warm clothing for the evenings
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Ear plugs and eye mask
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries
  • Prescriptions & over-the-counter medication (eg. Imodium, Paracetemol etc)

The project may be extremely short on certain supplies and would likely be very grateful for donations. Please get in touch with us to find out if there is anything in particular that would be helpful to bring with you. If you have any spare room in your bag on the outbound flight, it would be highly appreciated if you are able to bring some spare supplies to use during your trip. This is at your discretion and entirely optional.

Travel Insurance

It is essential that you obtain comprehensive travel insurance for this project which also covers you for veterinary work. We recommend Go Walkabout who offer tailor made travel insurance policies for WVS volunteers. Please note that fully paid members of WVS also receive a 10% discount on Go Walkabout policies.

Health & Vaccinations

This information should be used as a guide only. For up to date information on immunisations please consult your doctor. You will need to allow plenty of time before travelling for your immunisations to be effective. DO NOT LEAVE THIS UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. As you will be working with animals the Rabies and Tetanus vaccines are essential. We have provided links below to websites with useful information on immunisations and travel advice which we highly recommend that you visit.

Visas

​UK passport holders are required to obtain a visa before travelling. Please visit the Foreign Commonwealth Office website for further details: www.fco.gov.uk. All WVS volunteers are required to organise their own visas.

Trip dates

DepartureReturnVetsVet NursesOther
Sat 10th Jun 2017Sat 24th Jun 2017
Sat 24th Jun 2017Sat 8th Jul 2017
Sat 29th Jul 2017Sat 12th Aug 2017
Sat 12th Aug 2017Sat 26th Aug 2017
Sat 26th Aug 2017Sat 9th Sep 2017
Sat 9th Sep 2017Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Sat 23rd Sep 2017Sat 7th Oct 2017
Sat 7th Oct 2017Sat 21st Oct 2017
Sat 21st Oct 2017Sat 4th Nov 2017
Sat 4th Nov 2017Sat 18th Nov 2017
Sat 18th Nov 2017Sat 2nd Dec 2017
Sat 2nd Dec 2017Sat 16th Dec 2017
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Benefits of volunteering with WVS

By volunteering with WVS you are making a huge difference to the lives of animals and communities around the world. You will also receive the following benefits:

  • Full logistics support from our UK office
  • 24/7 emergency support in partnership with Red24
  • 10% discount at Cotswold Outdoors
  • 10% discount on travel insurance from Go Walkabout
  • Vet Nurse
  • Other
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Spaces available
Cost £600 Including accomodation, food and transfers
+ Flights approx 500 pounds
Details 12
Spaces available
Cost £600 Including accomodation, food and transfers
+ Flights approx 500 pounds
Country India
Animals

Questions? Call us now:

+44 (0)1725 557225