28th October to 11th November 2018
This program can accommodate a maximum of 6 participants.
About The Program:
This two-week program puts you right in the centre of all the action. Enrich your clinical skills by working alongside our Thai veterinary team to provide free veterinary care for homeless dogs and cats, spend time living with and volunteering for rescued elephants in the rural countryside and indulge your five senses in the cultural city of Chiang Mai with fun activities such as a visits to inflatable water parks, thai street markets and lady boy cabaret. All veterinary treatments are carried out by Thai veterinary staff and assisted by Pawesome volunteers.
Who’s it for?
This program is best suited to people currently working in the veterinary industry or those that wish to begin work in the veterinary industry. 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 Australia (and other 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.
•A half week teamed up with our Thai partner at their shelter. Their shelter provides free medical treatments to the poor communities and their pets as well as the many homeless animals living in the area. They offer de-sexing, vaccination and deworming (plus other veterinary treatments).
•A half week living with and volunteering for retired elephants at an exceptional and very special sanctuary in rural northern Thailand. Daily tasks include assisting with elephant care, cleaning night time enclosures, working in the elephant kitchen, afternoon elephant baths and forest walks.
•A half week experiencing the sight, smell, taste and touch of all the wonderful and entertaining activities the city of Chiang Mai has on offer (including famous street markets, temple visits, lady boy cabaret, relaxing massages and water park adventures).
•All meals – please note meals provided on field project days are simple Thai style noodle or rice dishes cooked from local produce that vary by season. They are generally 100% plant based. Meals at the elephant sanctuary mirror this example but do sometimes include the use of eggs. During leisure time in the city meals are eaten at well reviewed restaurants offering a large selection catering to all tastes/dietary requests. Safe drinking water will be provided. For additional dietary requirements please speak with us.
•All Accommodation – simple shared rooms with fans, usually 2 persons per room
•All Transport to/from elephant sanctuary, field project and site seeing activities
•Transport to/from Airport*
•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)
What’s not Included:
•Personal spending money
•Insurance (proof of insurance will be required for participation)
•Snacks and beverages other than water