When animals get sick, injured or abandoned, there often is nowhere for them to go. In Santa Elena, a local treatment centre exists in a small aquarium to receive marine and shelter wildlife that have become reliant on humans, and it’s here where volunteers are needed to help with animal treatment.
You’ll work closely with a local veterinarian, helping with treatment and other tasks to help maintain healthcare in these often neglected animals. It can include assisting with small surgeries, giving vaccines, general medical treatment and attention. You can also assist with general duties around the centre.
You can expect to be volunteering with marine animals including fish, penguins or turtles, as well as other animals such as pelicans, crocodiles or other birds.
Volunteers are required to be qualified animal scientists or veterinarians or in their final year of study in a relevant field. You’ll get valuable exposure to a clinic that operates with limited resources. Ideally you’ll be able to bring your own gear, including gloves, stethoscope and other relevant equipment.
The Animal Care project involves a US$40 (approximately £29) surcharge to cover the cost of additional materials and logistics. This amount will be included in the Program Fee quoted to you by IVHQ when you apply.Apply now