Animal Care Assistant

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Program Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable experience working with animals in the developing world. Sadly, it is not uncommon to find abused, neglected or abandoned animals in areas affected by poverty, and there are very few organisations dedicated to rescuing these animals. V2 Volunteers & Vacations has developed partnerships with organisations in Jamaica who need extra helping hands to carry out their duties. You will help by feeding the animals, performing basic health checks on the animals, provide them with affection and company and carry out rescue missions to save abused animals.
If you have been studying veterinary science, you can join us on our veterinary assistant programme and receive invaluable first-hand experience of veterinary practice in the developing world. You will assist veterinarians carry out operations and procedures, carry out comprehensive health checks on the animals, and support the vets in carrying out their duties.
Both animal care assistants and veterinary assistants will create educational workshops to teach the communities about pet ownership.

Highlights

Working with animals, even abused or neglected animals, can be a very rewarding and therapeutic. As well as making a positive contribution to the lives of the animals, you will get to experience a side of Jamaica that many tourists do not get to see. V2 organises group activities and excursions whilst also allowing you free time to explore the island and tailor your vacation towards your interests. You can climb cascading waterfalls, explore rural communities, or take a more laid-back approach and set yourself up on a hammock on one of the many sandy beaches.

Qualifications

We do not require our animal care assistants to have any specific qualifications. If you wish to join us on our veterinary assistant you need to be studying veterinary medicine at university.

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What`s Included

Accommodation, meals, in-country transportation, orientation, training, a recommendation letter, a mobile phone to use during the trip, tours, and leisure activities.

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Program Locations

Oracabessa, Jamaica

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Program Details

Provider:
V2 Volunteer & Vacation
Location
  • Jamaica: Oracabessa
Language:
English
Term:
Fall, Spring, Summer, Throughout the year
Duration:
2-4 weeks
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
2295 USD

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