Veterinary Clinics in Nairobi, Kenya (with opportunities to volunteer with wildlife).


Are you a veterinary professional or student, interested in helping animals in Kenya? Our partner organization supports the important work of several animal clinics in Kenya. These veterinary clinics provide medical and surgical care for domestic animals and occasionally African wildlife. Veterinary help is always in demand, and these clinics require veterinary surgeons, veterinary technicians and veterinary nurses to help treat and care for their patients. You would be working alongside the local veterinarians and clinic staff in a professional partnership and an exchange of knowledge that benefits all involved. You will be working primarily with domestics so we recommend this paired with a wildlife monitoring experience. During your interview, you will discuss more details about volunteering in a domestic clinic or a domestic shelter.

Includes: Airport pick up and drop off (at closest airport), Accommodation, Meals, In country travel while volunteering, On-site training, Donation to Placement Partner, AEI Travel Manual, $10 Credit in our Zazzle store (towards the purchase of recycled water bottles, reusable bags, etc), American and Canadian clients get 50% off at the online AEI IceBreaker store, Emergency support while at Placement, Carbon credits to offset 3 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, Premium Individual Travel Insurance (up to $500, 000 USD in emergency medical coverage), Travel discounts (through automatic membership to a volunteer only travel discount program), 24/7 Travel and emergency assistance. Are you thinking of fundraising for a portion, or all your fees? Many of our clients have been very successful with their fundraising efforts. To learn more about their successful fundraising projects and see how you can fund raise for your experience, please visit our fundraising page!

Excludes: Flights, Entry visa costs, International and domestic airport taxes, Immunizations and medications. Note: The rabies vaccine is required for this Experience, if volunteers are interested in becoming rabies vaccinated, the average cost is $600- $1000 in North America.

Accommodation: You will be placed in the home of a local family. AEI believes that home stays offer you the best experience during your time in Kenya by allowing you to save money, while providing you with an easy way to integrate into Kenyan culture. All of our home stays have been selected by an approved AEI Destination Management Company. 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.

Volunteer Activities: Specialized Medical duties include diagnosing and treating medical conditions, administering vaccinations, and providing anesthesia and surgical services as needed. Advanced Medical duties include assisting with diagnostic testing, medical and surgical treatments and anesthesia, providing care for animals in hospital, feeding the animals in care and helping with basic cleaning. 

This is an ongoing program with operations every day of the year. There are no specific start or end dates. We work with you and your schedule so you can serve this community and help animals when you are available.

Classification of Placement: Medical: Entry, Advanced and Specialized.

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OAVTThis is an official pre-approved OAVT Partnership. All participants are eligible for a minimum of 5 Continuing Education credits.
Trip Cost
length of stay
2 weeks $ 2160
3 weeks $ 2680
4 weeks $ 3200
Groups of 5 or more: 10% off individual fees.