Placements that are looking for Veterinary Technician and Nursing Volunteers.

Interested in helping our Placement Partners with your Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nursing degree?

As a veterinary professional you are in the perfect position to help animals around the world. Your wide range of skills can be used on all the AEI Experiences – we need people like you who are passionate about animals. AEI Experiences offer you the opportunity to work with animals you are comfortable and familiar with or gain experience with new species or new projects. Our partners provide training while on placement, allowing you to build on the foundations of your education and experience. Whether you would like to learn new things, volunteer in a different capacity, or share your skills – AEI has the Experience for you.

AEI Experiences are non-structured placements – built around your interests, your particular skill set and your schedule. AEI Experiences are project-based, working with Placement Partners that are well established in their communities. If you are interested in volunteering your professional skills, please contact us. We can develop a placement for you that will allow you to contribute to a valuable project and provide you with the opportunity to travel and experience the country in which you are living.

Medical Placements
Entry
Advanced
Specialized
Suitable for anyone having received AEI training.

May include: handling the animals, collecting samples (such as hair, fecal samples), feeding the animals, cleaning enclosures, working with orphaned animals.
Suitable for Veterinary Technicians/ Nurses and Veterinary Science (including Veterinary Technician and Nursing) Students.

May include: blood collection, lab work, IV catheter placement, anesthetic monitoring, administering medication, tube feeding, assisting with dentistry, assisting with x-rays.
Suitable for Veterinarians.

May include: Physical exams and assessments, diagnostic testing, medical treatments, sample collection, emergency medicine, anesthesia, surgery, euthanasia, dentistry, radiography, necropsy.
Standard Placements
Entry
Advanced
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Suitable for anyone having received AEI training.

May include: Data entry, cage construction, facility maintenance, help with fundraising activities.
Suitable for students specializing in a particular field who have experience in areas that would benefit AEI partner organizations.

May include: graphic design, writing and editing, fundraising, enclosure design.
Suitable for professionals in their field who want to aid animal sanctuaries by volunteering their expertise, whether it be through consultation, services or teaching.

May include: lawyers, engineers, teachers, business administrators, fundraisers, photographers.

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Dogs in Bhaktapur Nepal.

Help Street Dogs.There are more than 20,000 street dogs in Kathmandu. Working with this Placement Partner will have you humanely treat the street dog problem through a community changing spay, neuter and release program. Medical, education and animal care positions are available. Help this placement partner create a city where cruelty towards animals is eliminated.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Dogs in Pokhara Nepal.

pokharaHelp Street Dogs.The health of domestic and feral animals is more than the health of dogs. Insuring the population of street dogs in a community is healthy (and shrinking) means the humans in the area are less likely to get sick and the wildlife in the area are more likely to survive.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Expedition: Costa Rica.

Explore Costa Rica while providing much needed veterinary care for local dogs.This unique AEI Experience is taking a team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians to work alongside local vets, while exploring the sites of beautiful Costa Rica. Clinical days with local rescues and clinics will mean our team will not only be providing care to dogs and domestics but also wildlife like monkeys and sloths. 

This placement is suitable for medical volunteers.

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2 Week Wildlife Rehabilitation Medicine Course in Guatemala.

vets in GOne on one volunteering and teaching with wildlife veterinarians.Their Wildlife Programs for Veterinary Students will provide instruction in the capture, management and husbandry of Primates, Psitacines and Reptiles and will include hands-on instruction with medical treatments and surgery (as cases permit), sample collection and processing and necropsy techniques in a variety of species.

This placement is suitable veterinary students and veterinary technician and nurse students.

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Dogs in Mexico

Humane dog and cat population management and education.Their mission is to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through an ethical and humane program. This organization focuses their efforts on three main objectives. Their educational campaign promotes responsible pet ownership and targets school-aged children and the general public. Their spay and neuter clinics offer low cost pet sterilization to members of the community.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer. Educators are needed to have a good grasp on the Spanish language. Spanish lessons are available while in Aguascalientes.

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Sea Turtles in Greece.

Greek Sea Turtles Turtles from all over Greece need your help.For thousands of years fishermen, fish and sea turtles have lived in balance along the coasts of Greece. But during the last decades this situation has changed dramatically and all species of sea turtles in Greece are now threatened with extinction. In response to this crisis, our partner organization opened one of the first sea turtle rescue centres in the Mediterranean, where injured sea turtles can be brought for medical treatment and rehabilitation. This placement has hands hands on tasks with the turtles every day.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Bats and Flying Foxes in Australia.

Sick, injured and orphaned flying foxes and bat care in a hospital setting.Bats have long been the victims of negative public opinion, and this coupled with loss a habitat, are the root causes of many problems facing the conservation of bats. The hospital dedicates its efforts to rescuing sick, injured and orphaned bats and treats all four species of Australian flying foxes,and a few microbats such as Little Free-tailed bats and Becarrii’s Free-tailed bats.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Wildlife in Australia.

Rehabilitate sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife in West Australia.This is an opportunity of a lifetime - working with native Australian wildlife in a quiet bushland setting, surrounded by gorgeous National Park. The main focus of this wildlife centre is a commitment to the protection and welfare of native wildlife. Participate in the rehabilitation, captive breeding and education programs at this Western Australia wildlife rehabilitation centre.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer..

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Sea Turtle Rehabilitation in Costa Rica.

 Provide care for sick and injured adults sea turtles.You will volunteer on a project in the Osa Peninsula which offers volunteers a unique opportunity to help with a scientific study involving Green Turtles and Hawksbill Turtles. Volunteers assist with in water research and conservation projects to assess the threats that sea turtles are exposed to in the area.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Sea Turtle Conservation in Costa Rica.

 Collect sea turtle eggs and provide care for sick and injured hatchling sea turtles.You will volunteer on beaches which are nesting sites for many Leatherback, Hawksbill and Green Sea Turtles who come to lay their eggs here. Without the help of this organization, 100% of the eggs laid by these magnificent creatures along the beach would be taken by poachers.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Dogs in Sierra Leone.

Humane animal population management.Already in poor health, it is common for these stray dogs to die from starvation and from lack of shelter. The feral dog population also poses a very serious health risk to the people of Sierra Leone through dog bite injuries and the transmission of rabies.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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Dogs Rescue and Care in Kenya.

pokharaHumane care and socialisation so dogs can be adopted in Nairobi.This shelter doesn't just pick these animals up - they rescue them. All of the animals that have been brought to the centre will have the chance to be adopted in the community. To ensure these adoptions are successful, the staff and volunteers do everything they can to make these animals feel safe again.

This placement is suitable for all volunteers. Tasks can be changed to better suit the needs for any Medical or Standard volunteer.

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