Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care
Our veterinary medicine placements are ideal for those considering a career as a vet and looking to gain work experience. Alternatively, if you simply love animals but are looking for a more general role, we have several animal care projects to suit you too. Whichever project you chose, you are sure to improve your skills and enhance your knowledge.
In the developing world animals are often used in place of expensive farming machinery that would be more commonly seen in the West. This means there is a higher dependency on livestock, making it important that they remain fit and healthy. There are also much higher rates of neglect in these countries. Many families simply cannot afford to feed animals in addition to themselves and this is why your help is needed.
Volunteers should be prepared to encounter many different species of animals. You are also likely to witness diseases and conditions that are rarely seen in the developed world.
Whichever project you decide, be it tending to falcons in Mexico or administering vaccinations in India, you will be part of an important team working together to make a real difference.
How to apply?
Feel free to call or email us, we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions. Visit our website and complete the online application.
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From 2 weeks
The cost of your project includes your food, accommodation, travel & medical insurance and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff.
Projects Abroad employs staff in every one of our destinations. They will meet you when you arrive at the airport and drop you off at the end of your placement. They will give you a full induction and safety briefing, and will visit you frequently at your project. Our staff are on call 24 hours a day should you ever need their assistance or support.
Do you accept non UK citizens?
A deposit of £195 / €295 / AUS $ 495 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.
Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible – you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 500 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas.
We have a huge variety of projects available, including: Teaching, Care, Conservation, Culture & Community, Sports, Medicine & Healthcare, Electives, Journalism, Business, Law & Human Rights, Archaeology, Veterinary medicine, Animal care and Language courses.
Projects Abroad also offer professionals the opportunity to utilise their skills through a new initiative called Projects Abroad PRO.
With placements in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific; volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel and make a positive contribution within a developing country.
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