Veterinary Medicine Experience

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Join a team of qualified veterinary professionals working with various types of domestic animals, livestock to wildlife in South Africa to gain hands-on practical experience.
Gain extra practical experience while helping a very busy qualified veterinary medicine doctor working with low income pet owners and rescued and surrendered animals
Assist with vaccinations, parasite treatment and veterinary care to low income pet owners at a monthly community mobile veterinary clinic
Take part in assisting veterinary doctors from various clinic practices on a monthly mass spay day at a local animal welfare
Jam packed weekends filled with extreme sports, whale & dolphin watching, local markets, lagoon cruises, beach & forest walks, wildlife safaris & animal sanctuaries
Are you studying veterinary medicine, nursing or technology? We have two projects rolled in one that are especially for those qualified or studying these related sciences This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Âge 20+
Seul voyageur
Couples
Groupes
50+

We have two different veterinary practices that we place our vet students, interns, nurses, technicians and qualified veterinary participants in Knysna. Both have very dedicated qualified staff and both are very different in work routine, treatments and patients. Participants are placed according to availability and their personal needs and goals.

Animal Welfare

This animal welfare project is a privately funded, non-profit association solely working for the benefit of animals found mostly in underprivileged areas.  Acting and speaking for those who have no voice, the society engages in rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing where possible, education programs and daily clinics, as well as operating a sterilization program which operates on a weekly basis, servicing the greater Knysna area. Besides responding to distressed call-outs from the public, the society is often also driven to engage in the welfare of larger animals, that although not falling within their jurisdiction, cannot likewise be ignored. Once a month they host a mass spay day that  takes place at the clinic with veterinary doctors from private practices in the local area joining in to sterilize as many dogs and cats as possible. To prevent unwanted puppies and kittens, sterilizations are very high on the agenda.

Education is power, and to the best of their abilities, the staff of the society distributes visual pamphlets on both the care of animals, feeding requirements, and disease protection and control.  Many of the pet owners have wonderfully cared for and loved animals, but sadly these cases are in the minority, leaving the heavily financially burdened society and limited staff with an awesome, and for the most part, heartbreaking task. The welfare also treats those with lower incomes with low cost veterinary treatment which there is a huge need for.

Private Veterinary Clinic

This private veterinary practice has been established for many decades and is the largest in the area and much loved by the residents and their furry family. They have numerous veterinary doctors, nurses and staff has an excellent reputation for their veterinary treatment with modern equipment. Aside from domestic animals in the greater Knysna area that they treat they also treat livestock and horses in the neighbouring farming areas and wildlife from rehabilitation centers in the area. They hold a mobile veterinary clinic in the poorer areas of the Knysna townships on the first Wednesday morning of the month for vaccinations, flea and mange treatment and to veterinary care. They also treat rescued injured and sick wildlife- both birds and animals- brought in by the local public, for free


Journée Typique

7.30am - Up for breakfast, get ready for the day and pack a light lunch

8am- You will be collected by our driver and taken to either the veterinary practice or the animal welfare depending on which part of the project you have been accepted on. 

8.30am- the day starts with hospital rounds checking on the overnight patients and then any scheduled operations will take place followed by consultations

13pm- break for lunch

14pm- Time for more consultations

4pm to 5pm- you will be fetched by our driver and taken to your volunteer accommodation. If there are late emergencies you would like to take part in to gain extra experience, we encourage you to stay a little later

Due to the nature of veterinary work, it is impossible to say which veterinary treatment or operations will be taking place as the work is very varied due to the case loads at the time. You may also be required to join a veterinary doctor on field trips treating larger animals like cows or horses on neighbouring farms or assisting at a satellite veterinary clinic in a neighbouring town


Activités de Loisir

Knysna is one of South Africa’s favourite towns based around the beautiful Knysna estuary with views of the iconic headlands. It is not known as the jewel of the Garden Route for nothing and is surrounded by magical forests, farmlands and a breath-taking coastline dotted with blue flag beaches which are great for swimming, barbequing or just simply watching dolphins surfing in the waves. It is also home to the famous elusive Knysna elephant which are the most southern free roaming elephants in the world and there are still hot debates about the numbers with some saying there is only one left and others a small herd of about 4.

The area that Knysna is situated is the Garden Route of the province of the Western Cape and it is a dream for animal lovers and extreme sports enthusiasts as there are numerous private wildlife reserves, national parks, whale watching, predator sanctuaries, primate sanctuaries, elephant sanctuaries, wolf sanctuaries, skydiving, paragliding, sandboarding, numerous interesting markets and so much more so boredom is not an option.

Sports Nautiques
Natation
Concert /
Musique
Tourisme
Plongée /
plongée en apnée
Shopping /
Souvenirs
Escalade
Safari /
Zoo
Randonnée
Musée /
Opéra
Des sports
Équitation
Yoga /
Méditation

Conditions

Pour participer à ce programme tu dois avoir au moins 20 ans quand le programme commence. Il peut y avoir des exceptions si tu peux montrer la permission de ton tuteur légal ou si tu es accompagné(e) par l'un de tes parents.
Compétences Linguistiques
Tu dois parler anglais (niveau de base)
Vérification des Antécédents Criminels
nécessaire
Exigences de Formation
Veterinary Medicine, veterinary nursing and veterinary technology à niveau Students, qualified or retired professionals
Restrictions de Nationalité
Aucune restriction. De l'aide venant de tous les coins du monde est bienvenu.
Engagement de Temps
Nous avons besoin de ton aide le lundi, mardi, mercredi, jeudi et vendredi de 08:00 - 17:00

Services inclus

Services de Volunteer Int. Adventures
The cost of the project includes accommodation, a food allowance, daily transport to and from the project, airport collections and drop offs, staff on the ground available for emergencies 24/7 and to oversee your stay and safety, marketing costs, donations to the project, a Saturday tour of markets and a wildlife safari- entrance fee for your own cost-and a Sunday lunch braai (BBQ) either at the beach or the forest with all the trimmings with true South African hospitality. The Saturday tour and Sunday braai are included for those booking 15 days and longer. For those booking 14 days, only one is included. 
Transfert de l'aéroport George Airport
Airport collection and drop off is included . You will need to fly into George Airport for your airport collection where you will be met by your Volunteer International Adventures representative and driven to your volunteer accommodation in Knysna.
Logement

The volunteer accommodation is a lovely self-catering apartment in the town of Knysna close to shopping malls, restaurants, take-aways, gyms, nightlife, entertainment areas and essential services. There is security and the area is safe to walk around. Accommodation is either shared with another volunteer or single depending on volunteer numbers with each room having its own bedroom with either double or twin beds, a TV, bathroom with a shower, basin and toilet, living area and a kitchen. There is also WIFI. Couples, friends, and families can be accommodated.

Chambre double Chambre simple
Aliments & Boissons
You will also receive a food allowance for your basic food essentials for your self-prepared meals. You will be taken for a grocery shop as part of your induction on your arrival. This means that you can choose the specific food if you have set dietary requirements. There is a kitchen for cooking
Accès à Internet
Accès limité sur le site du projet
NE SONT inclus dans le prix:
Visa, billets d'avion, assurance voyage ne sont PAS inclus dans les frais de programme.
Billets d'avion
L'aéroport le plus proche est George Airport (GRJ) à George. Nous t'aidons à trouver des vols pas chers pour aller en Afrique du Sud.
Assurance Voyage
Partir à l'étranger est une aventure et c'est toujours mieux d'être bien préparé. Que ce soit une maladie soudaine, une blessure ou du vol - une assurance voyage pour Afrique du Sud te protège en cas de situation imprévue.
Vaccins
Si tu envisages de faire du bénévolat en Afrique du Sud, nous te conseillons de consulter un médecin avant le début de ton voyage. Renseigne-toi sur les vaccins nécessaires pour Afrique du Sud.

Dates et Prix

PAS DE FRAIS DE CARTE DE CRÉDIT

Informations sur l'arrivée

Starting days are Monday to Friday all year around
Disponibilité
janv. févr. mars avril mai juin juil. août sept. oct. nov. déc.
Durée
2 - 12 sem

Frais de Programme

Frais: Prix en USD
2 sem (durée min.)
$1 270
3 sem
$1 651
4 sem
$2 032
5 sem
$2 413
6 sem
$2 667
7 sem
$3 048
8 sem
$3 429
9 sem
$3 810
10 sem
$4 191
11 sem
$4 572
12 sem (durée max.)
$4 953
Coût moyen
$524 /sem

L'organisation facture ses frais en GBP. Le tableau des prix en USD est soumis à la fluctuation des devises. Volunteer Int. Adventures t'informera du prix final au cours du processus de candidature.
Acompte (15%)
L'acompte sert à réserver ta place avec l'organisation. Les paiements sont effectués par Paypal, notre partenaire de confiance pour les solutions de paiements internationales. Si tu n'as pas Paypal, tu peux également utiliser ta carte de crédit.
Montant Restant (85%)
Le paiement du montant restant doit être organisé avec Volunteer Int. Adventures durant le processus de candidature. Très souvent ce paiement est effectué par virement bancaire ou en espèces.

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Assurance qualité
Normes éthiques élevées & impact social vérifiable
Option Flex
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Garantie de remboursement
Si l'organisation annule ton séjour, nous te remboursons les frais
Support & Médiation
Nous te soutenons quelles que soient les circonstances
Notre service est gratuit
Les frais de programme sont perçus directement par Volunteer Int. Adventures.

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