Veterinary Experience | Buenos Aires

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Veterinary Experience | Buenos Aires

from £1,395
Duration: from 2 days to 12 weeks
Countries: Argentina
Our Veterinary Placement is located in the heart of Buenos Aires and is perfect for a passionate animal lover looking to gain experience working with all types of animals!
Summary

Veterinary Experience | Buenos Aires

The Centre (CP) has 15 people working between the Pet Shop and the Clinic, including two vets. Working hours are from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. There are also people on Sundays doing the cleaning and feeding the animals. An intermediate Spanish level is required to work in the clinic (vet consultations and surgeries).

You'll need a strong passion for animals to be able to become part of the Centre's three different areas; depending on your likes, experience and level of Spanish. These areas are:

  • Helping take care of the boarding pets as well as those for sale and under medical care (e.g. cleaning the cages, feeding the animals, checking their health, administering their medicine, etc.)
  • Helping with the pets’ grooming
  • Providing assistance to the local vet during consultations and surgeries.

These activities will give you the unique opportunity to work hands-on and to observe the reality of day-to-day care of pets while you improve your level of Spanish mingling with local employees and dealing with clients.

The Centre also offers a wide variety of animals for sale, ranging from cats and dogs to all types of birds (canaries, cockatiels, lovebirds, parrots of all sizes, parakeets, etc.), reptiles (iguanas, anoles, geckos, ball python, varanus, turtles, etc.), cold and tropical water fishes, titi monkeys and small animals (chinchillas, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rabbits, rats, etc.).

Additionally, the Centre organizes special talks and short courses for anyone interested in learning about the pets’ world and the basics on veterinary nursing. You will be welcome to both attend these talks as well as, under certain circumstances, to give them.

Requirements

The owner of the Centre says that any participants who has a passion for animals and a willingness to help will be welcome! Vet doctors or vet students are most welcome and will be able to help with the clinic (if they have a high level of Spanish). Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria

  • Have a strong passion for animals (you don't need to have a degree or any experience).
  • Be over 17 years of age
  • Be able to speak some Spanish (intermediate level) to work in the clinic. Your involvement and learning possibilities will depend on your level of Spanish and willingness to participate. The higher your level of Spanish, the more you'll be able to make the most of the placement and the more you'll be able to be involved.
  • Be able to stay for a minimum of 4 weeks in order to really get familiar with the Centre and its work.
  • Be able to work on your own initiative – this is crucial to your success on the placement.

What's the costs?

Prices start from £1,395 / US$2,095 for 4 weeks, ranging to £2,395 / US$ 3,745 for 12 weeks. This will include:

  • Accommodation
  • Food (excluding lunch)
  • Meeting you at BA Airport
  • Transfer to your accommodation
  • Transport to and from your project
  • Full pre-departure support
  • Local in-country team support and backup
  • 24-hr emergency support

Accommodation

You'll live a hostel situated in a beautifully renovated historic building in Downtown Buenos Aires, very conveniently located for exploring the city and doing shopping. It's big enough to be sociable and fun, yet small enough to feel at home; a real chance to immerse yourself in Argentine culture. You'll share a dorm room and have access to kitchen facilities.

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Price details:

from £1,395 to £2,395

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This placement will suit applicants either studying a veterinary related subject or are qualified. Some Spanish is preferred.

Do you accept non UK citizens?

Yes

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