Norwalk Veterinary Technician Program Portal.

Interested an international placement for your externship? Finished your externship and looking to gain real world experience around the world with animals?

All of our placements have our volunteers directly taking part in the care and conservation of animals, both wild and domestic! Any experience of your choice would be beneficial for your CV and provide you with real world veterinary technician experience, however if you are looking for a pre-approved experience that you will be able to use for credit towards your diploma, the following experiences are perfect 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. 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 visiting.

We encourage our volunteers to apply for the Experience they are most interested. All of the Placement Partners need volunteers in many different fields but if you have vet technician foundations, education and experience and are interested in volunteering while using your professional skill set- these placements may be for you! Interested in learning more about fundraising for your externship? Please check out our fundraising page.

Are you nervous about travel and your safety? It's okay, travelling and volunteering can be overwhelming, that is why we exist! To help you travel safe, volunteer smartly and get back home in one piece. To read more about how we help you stay safe, please read our Guide to Safety.

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
SPECIALIZED
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.
 
Dogs in Mexico

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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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 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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Wildlife in Guatemala.

Rehabilitate and release wild and native animals.The wildlife of Guatemala is under threat from habitat loss, unsustainable hunting and capture for the illegal pet trade. Nearly all the animals you care for will have been seized by smugglers and animal traffickers. These animals are very young and need constant care and support so they can be released back in to the wild national parks of Guatemala.

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Adult Sea Turtle Care in Australia.

turtleProvide care to turtles who live in the Great Barrier Reef.This organization was formed in 2000 by concerned local marine biologists, veterinary health workers and scientists who recognized the need to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles. Together they come to the aid of sea turtles year round, addressing their medical problems, nursing them to health and when they are well, returning them once again to the ocean.

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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Bat Research and Conservation in Cuba.

CubaOne week bat research projects. Next Experience leaves December 15 2014.. Tourism has been very important for the economics of Cuba, but has also resulted in habitat destruction, and hotel development. Many animals are affected by this loss of habitat, including several species of bats. Our partner organization in Cuba focuses its scientific work on bat conservation and needs your help.

This placement is suitable for entry medical and entry and advanced standard volunteers.

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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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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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Turtles in Canada.

Endangered turtle rehabilitation. Seven of the eight species of Ontario turtles are now listed as species at risk. Do your part in volunteering as a medical or standard volunteer and not only will you help with rehabilitation, you will also help with education, over-wintering and a thriving endangered turtle breeding program.

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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Not sure where to start?

We are in the development stages of our AEI Personal Assessment for our potential clients. We want to place you in the best Experience possible! Until then visit our search page.