14th to 27th April 2019
About The Program:
This fourteen day project is an unforgettable experience in companion animal welfare and shelter medicine. We are located in Ecuador, South America, right on the pacific coast and our closest international airport is in Quito. On arrival into Ecuador, we begin the trip by spending a leisurely day exploring the historic quarter of Quito, the capitol city of Ecuador, before transferring onto an overnight bus to the Pacific coast where the hard works begins. At the coast we are located in a beautiful, safe and super tiny surfing village. For this project we partner with a local non profit shelter who provides invaluable no cost treatments and care to village dogs and cats and the communities living in the area.
Veterinary professionals and students alike will have ample opportunity to participate in all aspects of shelter medicine during our on location field days of our mobile clinic. Tasks will include medical procedures, pre and post-operative care, animal handling and health exams. In addition, students will enjoy a hands on approach to learning side by side our veterinarians, gain valuable clinical hours, technical skills and most importantly receive 2 to 1 instructor training with our qualified Pawesome staff.
Who’s it for?
Whether you are still studying or have several years of experience this program will provide you with a unique insight into what it’s like to work outside of western countries where clinic luxuries are often sparse. Are you up for the challenge?
Applicants should be 18 years or older, comfortable handling animals, okay working in a hot and humid environment, and getting their hands (and everything else) dirty. Fluency in English is required. Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
•Six full days of veterinary field work
•Practice skills in a guided learning environment
•Participate in up to 200 different treatments and procedures
•Students receive 2 to 1 instructor training
•Enjoy time off with optional activities including; hiking, surfing, swimming, a visit to the jungle or horseback riding
•Spend a full day exploring Quito – the beautiful capitol city of Ecuador
Day 1: Arrive in Quito
Day 2: Tour of Quito followed by a night bus to our location
Day 3: Arrive at location / Meet and Greet
Day 4: Clinic Work Day
Day 5: Clinic Work Day
Day 6: Clinic Work Day
Day 7: Activity Day
Day 8: Clinic Work Day
Day 9: Clinic Work Day
Day 10: Clinic Work Day
Day 11: Activity Day
Day 12: Activity Day
Day 13: Travel to Quito
Day 14: Departure from Quito airport
•All meals and safe drinking water. Meals provided are plant based and prepared using local produce. Additional dietary requirements may be accommodated upon request.
•Accommodation – simple shared rooms with fans, usually 2 persons per room
•Transport to/from Airport*
•Work related transport
•24 hour support by your Pawesome team leader throughout the trip
•Pre-departure support by phone/email by a Pawesome team member
•Flight booking support
•Work book of logged hours and completed skills (if applicable)
•Go Pawesome scrub top
What’s not Included:
•Personal spending money
•Optional activities during free time
•Insurance (proof of insurance will be required for participation)
•Snacks and beverages other than water
Student Placement: $1,650 USD / $2,150 AUD (this includes all training)
Qualified Professionals (vets/nurses/techs): $1,050 USD / $1,250 AUD