Volunteer

in Veterinary Practice for a Veterinary Clinic
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Make the most of your experience and expertise in animal treatment and care by volunteering for a veterinary practice founded and owned by the only Western qualified Veterinary Surgeon resident in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Project Brief

  • Suitable for: Experienced veterinarians, vet nurses or retired vets
  • Project type: Unpaid volunteer position
  • Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Duration: Minimum 3 months
  • Start date: Project is on-going, and you can join at any time, depending upon availability
  • Working hours: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm 5 days a week
  • Reports to: The vet practice founder and owner

Deliverables

  • Provide service to the community’s pets as part of the veterinary practice’s core team
  • Teach visiting students and local staff
  • Perform neutering and handle emergencies
  • Perform advanced surgery from broken bones to reconstructive surgery

Requirements

  • Recognised veterinary or veterinary nursing qualification.
  • Experience working in veterinary practice in a or veterinary or veterinary nursing role.
  • Experience with training or mentoring new graduates or junior vets
  • Excellent command of the English language

Personal qualities and attitudes to be successful in the project

  • Flexibility and spirit of adventure
  • Professionalism and ability to work in a team with people different from you
  • Independent worker when necessary
  • Humor. This is Cambodia, nothing happens as planned. So we need someone who can roll with the punches and see the fun in experiences that sometimes come disguised as frustrating events…!

Supporting documentation

  • CV
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of relevant qualifications
  • Professional reference from at least one former employer
  • Full travel and  medical insurance

Benefits

  • Expand your professional skills – Work alongside a team of passionate and experienced vets and experience a wide range of infectious diseases and species of animals from cats and dogs to monkeys and cattle.
  • Make an impact – As a professional, your volunteer contribution and skill sharing will assist the vet practice to implement innovative solutions to local development challenges here in Cambodia.
  • Go beyond your comfort zone – You will more than likely get exposure to different ways of doing things, including project management, conflict resolution, problem solving and cultural diversity.

Daily Life

  • You will work 5 days a week from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm with time for a lunch with your co-workers.
  • On the weekends, you will be able to enjoy your free time and explore at your leisure, as well as during public holidays.
  • You will be working with a caring, trained staff who are experienced in preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries.

The Host Organization

  • This project is located at an animal preventative care center funded and owned by the only western qualified Veterinary Surgeon resident in Siem Reap.
  • Preventative care such as worming, vaccination and tick control are particularly important in Cambodia, as is neutering, to improve animal welfare and assist with rabies eradication. As well as loving animals and wanting to provide the best care, the practice also cares about human health, humanitarian disarmament and rabies control.
  • The practice has worked with the Cambodian government to establish the Cambodian Rabies Eradication Program (CREP).
  • The practice has also established a national microchip database, Lost Pet Asia.

Costs

Please note that this is an unpaid volunteer placement. If successfully accepted for the position, you will be required to pay a project fee and cover your living and travel expenses.  We will guide through each phase of your journey as you move forward. For a more detailed cost breakdown, please click here.