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Equine Vet Assistant

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2 - 4 semanas  ·  Idade 18 - 50+

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Destaques

  • Work alongside a dedicated team of equine vets and nurses
  • Help care horses, mules, donkeys, and the occasional camel
  • Gain clinical experience in a wide range of cases with hands on practical training. Assist with emergency, reactive, and preventative medicine
  • Live at the edge of the desert close to ancient Abo Sir pyramids. Experienced riders can join optional desert horse rides in your free time
  • Discover Egyptian culture and customs from a local perspective

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Idade 18+
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Sobre o programa

Work alongside a vet team helping rescue and treat abused horses around the pyramids of Cairo, Egypt. A Clinical equine placement.

If you love horses and donkeys and want to make a difference to the lives of working animals in Egypt, this is the project for you. We have two ways you can become involved, as a care volunteer (no experience needed) and a vet volunteer (you must be a vet student or nurse, or graduate). Regardless ...

Sobre o programa

If you love horses and donkeys and want to make a difference to the lives of working animals in Egypt, this is the project for you. We have two ways you can become involved, as a care volunteer (no experience needed) and a vet volunteer (you must be a vet student or nurse, or graduate). Regardless of which option best suits you, this project will allow you to make a huge impact and really give something back to animals in need, whilst learning a lot about culture, care and medicine. 

About the Project

Help provide much needed treatment to sick, exhausted, injured, and abused horses in Cairo. Here horses are an important part of Egyptian culture. Most of the animals we treat are working animals who pull heavy loads for farmers, vendors, and builders, working long hours under difficult and stressful conditions. We also sometimes treat badly abused and neglected horses working in the tourism industry, offering rides into the desert and around the pyramids.

Sadly, equine welfare in Egypt often leaves a lot to be desired. Owners rely on their horses to make money in a country struggling with high poverty rates. The desert environment means there is no grass for grazing and the price of feed results in many equines being underfed and overworked to the point of exhaustion. A lack of education means many horses reach us in the late stages of illness and with injuries more progressed than seen in many other countries. Archaic practices still occur including "firing", burning the skin on horse's legs which is wrongly believed to heal tendon injuries.

What we do

Our clinic is a safe haven for all horses and donkeys. The peaceful grounds provide free help to any horse and owner wanting support and assistance. No animal is turned away and where possible all equines are admitted for round the clock care and feeding, to increase their strength and condition. We employ 2-3 local veterinarians at any given time and encourage volunteers to be very hands on and learn from our team, getting as much practical experience as possible. The more helping hands we have, the more attention we can give to our patients. This project is a wonderful opportunity to dive into the heart of Egyptian culture as a member of the community, whilst giving something back to animals in need.  You will live on site at the clinic and enjoy one day off per week to explore the gems of Egypt during your stay.




Dia típico

Our gates are open every day for animals in need, so working hours are 6 days per week 8.00 am-5.00pm. Occasional emergency cases may come in later than that for which your assistance may be required. You can take one day off per week, in co-ordination with your colleagues and supervisor.

Volunteers ...

Dia típico

Our gates are open every day for animals in need, so working hours are 6 days per week 8.00 am-5.00pm. Occasional emergency cases may come in later than that for which your assistance may be required. You can take one day off per week, in co-ordination with your colleagues and supervisor.

Volunteers on this project will see a wide variety of clinical cases, some of which may be quite shocking if you have never worked in a developing country before, or one where equines are heavily burdened with work. Care volunteers will play a vital role in rehabilitating and caring for the inpatients. Many of the horses are not used to a loving hand, so we spend time grooming them, washing them and showing them TLC to help them recover and lean to trust people. Stables must be cleaned, feed made, sick animals medicated, and the vet area thoroughly disinfected each day. Care volunteers will help the vet where appropriate. Community education is also very important and you many help with school groups or community visits.  

Vet Volunteers will witness and learn from a huge variety of cases and get hands on assisting the vets with aspects of medicine and care. You will be doing twice daily inpatient clinical examinations, monitoring critical cases and medicating. You will carry out all work under the direct guidance of our vets, and in line with your level of competence and comfort. Cases you see may include:

  • Colic
  • Choke
  • Tetanus
  • Exhaustion and emaciation
  • Heavy internal parasite burdens
  • Mange, mites and ringworm
  • Midge and fly borne infectious diseases
  • Tendon injuries
  • Hoof neglect and farriery treatment
  • Fractured legs
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Septicemia
  • Dystocia
  • Euthanasia


Actividades em tempo livre

The clinic is in a quiet and rural area on the South side of Cairo, about 40 minutes from the main city and the famous Pyramids of Giza that date back over 2,500 years. You will be just around the corner from several other beautiful and older pyramids too. In your free time you can visit these ...

Actividades em tempo livre

The clinic is in a quiet and rural area on the South side of Cairo, about 40 minutes from the main city and the famous Pyramids of Giza that date back over 2,500 years. You will be just around the corner from several other beautiful and older pyramids too. In your free time you can visit these iconic landmarks viewing them from the desert landscape and even entering inside the Pyramids of Giza, following a guide and stooping low to traverse the narrow passageways, and visiting the beautiful stone sphinx. The world class Cairo Museum will wow you with ancient relics, mummification jars, solid gold decoration, preserved mummies, and ancient tools and pottery.  Nile river cruises and Cairo’s cosmopolitan bars and restaurants ensure you will never go without something to explore.


Before or after your stay with us you can independently arrange trips further afield to places like Luxor to visit the mighty temple Karnak, or the Valley of the Kings, an intricate maze of tombs out in the desert with vividly coloured wall paintings and carved hieroglyphics. This includes the tomb of the famous Tutankhamun. There is also the beach town of Hurghada where you can snorkel or dive in the Red Sea, renowned for world class marine life including dolphins and stingrays.


Requisitos

Requisitos

Idade mínima: 18 anos

Para aderir ao programa é necessário ter pelo menos 18 anos de idade na data de início do programa. Poderá haver excepções se puder fornecer a permissão do(s) seu(s) tutor(es) legal(ais) ou se estiver acompanhado pelos seus pais.

Habilidades linguísticas

Precisa de falar Inglês (fluentemente)

Restrições de Nacionalidade

Sem restrições. São bem-vindas as mãos que ajudam de todo o mundo.

Compromisso de tempo

A tua mão auxiliadora será necessária na Segunda-feira, Terça-feira, Quarta-feira, Quinta-feira, Sexta-feira e Sábado

Serviços incluídos

Serviços incluídos

Serviços por Worldwide Vets

Want to know what’s included? Great news, it is pretty much everything! Including your:

  • Pre-departure planning and assistance
  • Pick up and drop off to the airport
  • Accommodation
  • Support at the volunteer accommodation by on site staff. Someone is always available in case of emergency.

 

Our prices exclude: 

  • Medical and travel insurance
  • Flights to your destination
  • Meals
  • Visas
  • Extra activities 

Recepção no aeroporto em Cairo International Airport

We will collect you from the airport between 8am and 6pm and drop you off again at the end of your project. It is about one hour from the airport to our quaint little village on the outskirts of town and you will see plenty of hustle and bustle of Cairo as you pass through. 

Alojamento

Volunteers live on site at the clinic, so it is just a few meters walk from your front door to the horses staying on site. 

  • We have a clean and smart flat, with two single bedrooms, (1 bed per room) and a shared bathroom. 
  • There is a communal living area with sofas to rest and relax with fellow volunteers. 
  • There are fans and a/c’s in the bedrooms and all bedding is provided. 
Please be aware, power and water cuts are not infrequent, in the clinic and accommodation. There is no Wifi at the project, so we advise volunteers to buy a local SIM card on arrival, load it with data and use that to remain connected during your stay.


Please note: Meals are not included in your project fee. Volunteers can buy basic food from the local shops or make a trip to the nearest supermarket (about 30 minutes away) and cater for themselves during their stay. The shared kitchen has the utilities you will need to prepare meals for yourself. We maintain a vegetarian facility, so volunteers are kindly asked not to bring meat onto the premises. It is also possible to order a limited range of takeaway foods. Where we live is certainly not a hub of activity, but volunteers love the peace of rural township living and spend their evenings watching movies, reading books, or playing games together.


O que NÃO está incluído?

O que NÃO está incluído?

Alimentos e Bebidas

Alimentos, lanches ou bebidas têm custos adicionais.

Acesso à Internet

Lamentamos, não há acesso no local do projecto

Bilhetes de avião

O aeroporto mais próximo é Cairo International Airport (CAI) em Cairo. Ajudamo-lo a encontrar voos baratos para Egito. ENCONTRAR VOOS BARATOS

Seguro de viagem

Ir para o estrangeiro é uma aventura e é sempre melhor estar preparado. Doença ou lesão súbita, cancelamento ou roubo - um seguro de viagem para Egito proporciona segurança e é uma vantagem a ter. OBTENHA UMA COTAÇÃO

Vacinas

Se pretende ser voluntário em Egito deve procurar aconselhamento médico antes de iniciar a sua viagem social. Verifique as vacinas necessárias para Egito. VERIFICADOR DE VACINAS

Detalhes à chegada

Volunteers fly in and out of Cairo Airport and can start every Sunday or Monday of the year. There is some flexibility with the start dates of this project so please ask us if you are looking at a different start date. 


Please note: Your flight needs to land before 3pm and depart after 9am.

Disponibilidade
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Preços do programa

2 semanas (estadia min.) 1.079€
3 semanas 1.295€
4 semanas (estadia máx.) 1.510€
Preços médios 458€/semana

Preços do programa

458€ por semana 2 - 4 semanas Idade 18 - 50+

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Duração

2 - 4 semanas

Depósito

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Pagamento final

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Conheça seu anfitrião

Worldwide Vets

Extraordinário 4.9 rating (41 revisões)

Non-profit - fundada em 2006

Verificado por Volunteer World

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Hospedado por

Gemma

Línguas faladas: Inglês

Sobre o projecto

Our goal is to improve animal welfare worldwide by providing volunteers to help vets and vet nurses working with wildlife and domestic animals.

Conheça seu anfitrião

As an organisation, our goal is simple. Improve animal welfare around the world. Anyone can volunteer with us, you do not need to be a vet or vet student, although many of our courses are very popular with such applicants. 

We offer a multi-modal approach to assisting animals, including:

  • Running volunteer opportunities for you to help or study abroad.
  • Sponsoring vets to visit areas needing support.
  • Providing medications and surgical equipment
  • Training local vets and technicians.

By volunteering with us you will gain hands on experience with animals, learn new skills and give something back. For those considering a career in medicine or nursing, this is a great way to understand more about the career path and see if it is right for you. It provides industry relevant experience and is a wonderful addition to your CV, making you stand out when you apply to your chosen college or university. Those already studying animal and medical courses can gain credits and count their trip as work experience (including EMS or CEMS). Most importantly you can learn a huge range of new concepts and develop your skills and confidence in a friendly and encouraging environment.


Worldwide Vets is registered in the UK, with our administrative head office close to London, England. The real hub of our work is much further away, with vet clinics and conservation projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, Ghana, Thailand, India, Cambodia, Peru, and Costa Rica, to name just a few. We welcome volunteers to join our mission and contribute to the role we play. Doing so is a great way to give something back to the world around you, saving innocent lives, alleviating poverty and playing your part in sustaining the natural and cultural planet we know today.  

 

 


 

 

41 revisões · rating4.9

Charlie Wijnbergen rating5

2024 at Equine Vet Assistant

Very rewarding experience. Jill has set up an amazing place, doing so much good for any animal coming through the gates. ...
Lulwa Albadi rating5

2023 at Equine Vet Assistant

This project offers a great opportunity for vets/students interested in equine medicine as the cases you'd see aren't the typical cases you'd see in the horse industry. you'll learn so much and you'll gain skills that'll help you especially on field ...
Stephanie Fisher rating4.8

2024 at Wildlife Vet Assistant

This trip was more than I ever anticipated. I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to be able to do before I left, but the entire experience was very hands on. The vet was very trusting in our abilities and let us do things based on our comfort zones and taught us to do new things. I got to ...
Cinzia Benevelli rating4.8

2024 at Wildlife Vet Assistant

Wonderful time, everything well organized, I loved everything, especially the animals. The Sanctuary is top organized as per activities and giving tasks. There is an ambience of peace and ...
Kassidy Doherty rating5

2023 at Wildlife Vet Assistant

I went to Costa Rica and it was amazing! Natuwa Wildlife Sanctuary made me feel safe and Dr. Mora (the vet that lives on site) taught me many things in my stay! He is a talented veterinarian and knows what he is doing. It was a great experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat. I believe this ...
Alice rating5

2023 at Wildlife Vet Assistant

I have just returned from the Wildlife Internship in Costa Rica. I had the best 2 weeks ever! Everyone was incredible welcoming and supportive. The team's passion for animals was obvious and made the work even more meaningful. The internship was incredibly hands on and greatly helped me improve on ...

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