SRI LANKA: Veterinary Work Experience in Negombo Beach

Company : Travellers Worldwide
Activities: Animal Volunteer Projects / Veterinary Internships
Location : Negombo Beach
Duration: 1 week to 3 months
Approx Costs: 750 to 2500 £ Pound (UK)

Work in a privately-run animal hospital based in the coastal town of Negombo. The focus is on animal health and care. The practice is well established, with between 4 and 6 qualified vets who all speak English.

Gain valuable international veterinary work experience by assisting the vets and staff. The focus is on animal health and care. During your internship, you'll work with domestic pets and farm animals – a great opportunity to closely observe and learn from the local veterinarians. You may also get the opportunity to assist with minor procedures and you also generally assist the staff on their daily routines.

If opportunities arise while you're there, you may get a chance to travel with the vets out to farms to treat any animals in need. These could include cattle, goats, chickens, pigs, and domestic pets as well. You'll assist the vets in animal handling, disease identification, pregnancy diagnosis and routine vaccinations. The practice is well established, with between 4 and 6 qualified vets who all speak English. You'll gain valuable international veterinary work experience by assisting the vets and staff.

Facilities and services available include:
• Pet Vaccination Clinic
• Orthopedic and general surgeries
• Digital X rays
• ECG
• Ultra sound scanning
• Ultra sonic dental cleaning
• Nebulizing
• Pet micro chipping and microchip reading
• Pet Exportation/Importation consultation
• Breeding consultation
• Medical laboratory
• Hospitalization care
• Pet Grooming salon
• Dog Training
• Pet Shop/ pet food/ accessories/ training equipment.

The patients at the hospital include dogs, cats, birds, rabbits, cows and calves, goats, and many more species.

Please see our website for more information and description of this Programme.

Accommodation

Your accommodation during your internship has been specially organised to accommodate elective students on the programme. It is approximately 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the capital city of Colombo. One of the project members will warmly welcome you on your arrival at the airport and will show you around and introduce you to everyone.

FREE Wi-Fi is available in the accommodation. There are many outdoor and indoor entertainment activities around this area such as sandy beaches, zoo, parks, theatres, cinemas, restaurants (KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut in case you miss home food) , pubs and etc. The location is easy reach by means of trains, buses and taxis should you wish to go further afield during the weekend.

FOOD: Three meals a day will be provided. The menus are designed specially with a wide range of Sri-Lankan, Asian and a mixture of Western food.

What to Do Next

  • Talk to us - We're there to help you.
  • Most of our team are ex volunteers and are ideally qualified to offer advice and guidance because they know what you're looking for. They'll help you find your perfect project - and then make it all happen!
  • If you’d like more information about this or any of our projects, please email or call us!
  • If you’d like to apply for this project, please go to our website and complete the application form. As soon as we receive it, we’ll liaise with you and then start making your travel adventure happen.
  • It’s as easy as that.

Start Dates

All year round – You choose your start and finish dates.

Costs / Benefits

From £745 for 1 week, then £250 for each additional week. Price includes:

►Arranging your Programme,
►Full pre-departure support and assistance,
►Payment Protection insurance,
►Accommodation,
►Food
►Meeting you at the nearest airport,
►Transfer to the Project site,
►Daily transport to and from your project
►Return transfer to the airport at the end of your Internship
►Local in-country team support and backup,
►24-hr emergency support,
►Certificate of Completion.

NOT INCLUDED:
Flights, Insurance, Cost of Visas.

Requirements

Minimum age 18. No qualifications required, just lots of enthusiasm and love of animals.

Booking / Enquiry

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