Veterinary Medicine Volunteer Projects in Romania
- Placement locations: Brasov
- Role: To shadow and assist a local vet
- Types of Placement: Veterinary practice, dog shelter
- Accommodation: Host family
- Price: From
- What’s included? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- What’s not included? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- Length of placement: From 1 week
- Start dates: Flexible
Romania joined the European Union in early 2007, and is one of its poorest members. As a Veterinary volunteer in Romania you will provide an extra pair of hands; volunteers are also privileged to be in a position where they can learn vast amounts from qualified vets. Whether you are a pre-university student considering a career in veterinary medicine, an undergraduate or a graduate, working as a Veterinary volunteer you could get involved in vaccinations, operations, laboratory work, post-mortems, inspections and the routine treatment of pets.
Based either in a busy veterinary practice or in a dog's shelter in the city of Brasov, the English-speaking vets will be able to share their knowledge with you. By showing initiative and a willingness to get involved, you will be able to enhance this process and gain some truly valuable work experience, which will ultimately increase your prospects within this highly competitive field.
Volunteering on a Veterinary Placement in Romania with Projects Abroad
Volunteers working at the veterinary practice assist with the treatment of a range of different animals. The mornings are usually reserved for general surgery where locals bring their pets to be treated. During these times you will learn how to handle animals and reassure their owners, and you will observe how a diagnosis takes place and how inoculations are given. At the dog's shelter volunteers also assist with surgery and can help with the general care and feeding of the animals. The vets here need a lot of help with looking after the animals.
These voluntary Veterinary placements will give you a unique insight into veterinary practice both in Romania and in general. The vets are keen to get you as involved as possible, and will enjoy teaching you about veterinary practice in their country.
You can join the Veterinary Medicine project in Romania for one, two or three weeks if you don't have time to join us for four weeks or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for short term volunteering for both the host community and the volunteer Although you will gain a valuable cultural insight and work within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone volunteering for a longer period.
Experiences on a Voluntary Veterinary Placement in Romania
"My placement here is at a dog shelter. This shelter has 800 dogs living there. Every dog is different and they each have their own unique story. It fascinated me and I fell in love with the place almost immediately. Every day there is something new for me to do. There are two Veterinarian doctors at the shelter. They are young but they are very skilled in what they do. I have the greatest opportunity almost everyday to assist them and help them in surgeries of many different kinds. The doctors are very patient with me and they want for me to learn. The shelter also receives calls to pick up injured or abandoned dogs and cats."
Veterinary Volunteer in Romania
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.