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Vet Trips

Have you ever thought about using your veterinary skills overseas? From Malawi and Grenada to Bulgaria and the Caribbean, we have voluntary veterinary opportunities to suit all requirements.

There are two different types of trip available, these are 'Volunteer Placements' and 'WVS Projects'. Sometimes you will be able to find job vacancies we post on behalf of our associated charities as well. Keep checking the page regularly as new placements and opportunities are constantly being uploaded.

Become a member of WVS and you can take advantage of our bespoke travel insurance package that covers you for all of our trips as well as enjoy the many other benefits of becoming a member. Click here for full details or here to sign up now!

If you work for a vet practice and they have signed up to be a Vet Practice Member of WVS, you and your colleagues could receive a discount on WVS courses! Let your practice know about all the amazing benefits of joining our Vet Practice Membership today! For full information click here or to sign up click here.

 

SAVE THE DOGS AND OTHER ANIMALS - VETERINARY SURGEON POSITION (SALARIED)

Vets

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF THE ROLE Save the Dogs is an animal welfare organisation based in Romania which comprises of an animal shelter and a clinic located in the Constanta region. The organisation was founded in 2002 with the aim to promote a culture in Romania where people recognise the importance of animal welfare in their communities and where the inhumane killing of stray dogs stops. We provide free sterilisation and registration services for dogs at our clinic and through our mobile clinic. Dogs housed at the shelter are treated as necessary and rehomed through our adoption services, both within and outside the country. We are looking to recruit experienced and animal welfare focused Veterinary Surgeons, for a mimimum 3month contract, ideally longer (6-12 month) contract to work in our clinic and shelter in Cernavodǎ, Romania. Save The Dogs’ brand new, purposely build vet clinic opened in October 2017. For more information on what we do please visit http://www.savethedogs.eu/

Working Equine Health and Welfare Training Course Ooty India 2019

Vets, Vet Students

WVS India was established in 2010 to improve animal health and welfare through veterinary skills development, inspiration and advice. Since the establishment, WVS India ITC has become known as a centre of excellence in providing high-quality surgical training courses for veterinarians. WVS India team has also conducted regular street clinics for working equines, especially donkeys, in Southern India and the results of this work clearly shows what a significant improvement the clinics have done for the life of the working donkeys.

Esperanza Verde

Vets, Vet Nurses, Vet Students, Non-Vets

WVS are delighted to be supporting Esperanza Verde, a wildlife rescue centre and conservation project based in Peru within the Amazon jungle. Many animal species fall victim to illegal hunting, either for meat or to be sold into the pet trade. Esperanza Verde rescue and rehabilitate animals that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Where possible they release animals back into the wild, however sadly this is not possible in all cases. As a result they also provide permanent homes to animals deemed unfit for release. They protect a large area of rainforest and actively look to reforest areas previously lost to farming or logging.

Esperanza Verde - Long term vet volunteer needed to join their dedicated team

Vets

Esperanza Verde is a wildlife rescue centre and conservation project based in the Amazon Jungle. In Peru many animal species fall victim to illegal hunting, either for meat or to be sold into the pet trade. Esperanza Verde rescue and rehabilitate animals that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade. Where possible they release animals back into the wild, however sadly this is not possible in all cases. As a result they also provide permanent homes to animals deemed unfit for release.

Esperanza Verde was started by Olivia Conrads and Douwe Bakker in 2010. A few years later they became officially recognised as a Peruvian wildlife rescue centre. They are now home to around 200 animals, some resident, some awaiting release and others living in semi-captivity. These animals include woolly monkeys, spider monkeys, squirrel monkeys, tamarin monkeys, night monkeys, capuchins, sloths, kinkajous, and peccaries, as well as an array of birds and reptiles. In past year they have released over 400 animals back into the wild!

Return to Work Surgical Courses at WVS Thailand

Vets

Based at the WVS Jeanne Marchig International Training Centre in Chaing Mai, this five day course is a new and innovative way for vets who have taken a career break to renew their surgical skills and practical applications in a supportive, friendly and beautiful environment.

Limbe Wildlife Centre - Long Term Vet Needed (minimum 6 months)

Vets

Since 1993, the Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC) is a wildlife rehabilitation education centre or confiscated animals victims of poaching and illegal trade. Established in the Limbe Zoological Garden, South-West Region, Republic of Cameroon. It is managed by the Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife (MINFOF) and the Pandrillus Foundation, an US non-profit NGO also registered in Nigeria and Cameroon.

The ultimate goal of the LWC is to enable rehabilitated individuals of threatened species to be reintroduced for restoring wild population when and where appropriate in the future, while supporting national law enforcement efforts. They are looking to recruit a vet with atleast 2 years experience to join their team for a minimum of 6 months. Primate experience is not a necessity but would of course be advantageous.

Other ways to help

"Animal welfare matters.
Let’s be the difference."

- Luke Gamble, WVS Founder