Veterinary Medicine in Sri Lanka
- PLACEMENT LOCATION: Kuliyapitiya
- ROLE: To assist with the treatment, care and rescue of domestic animal and farm animals
- ACCOMMODATION: Host family
- PRICE: From
- WHAT'S INCLUDED? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, transport to and from work where required, travel and medical insurance, personal webpage, induction and orientation, 24/7 support
- WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED? Flights, visa costs, spending money
- LENGTH OF PLACEMENT:From 4 weeks
- START DATES: Flexible
The Veterinary Medicine project in Sri Lanka is a practical placement for anyone who wants to work with animals. Whether you are a pre-university student considering a career in veterinary medicine, an undergraduate, graduate, or simply a passionate animal lover, you can get involved in our Veterinary Medicine project in Sri Lanka.
Veterinary Medicine volunteers work at two animal clinics and will gain a wide range of experience, working with both farm animals and domestic pets.
Volunteering on the Veterinary Medicine Placement in Sri Lanka
Volunteers can choose to be placed at either a government or private animal clinic.
The government-run veterinary clinics provide free treatment to animals, and you will find that these facilities are basic compared to those in the UK. Here, you will work under the supervision of qualified local vets and after observing the staff for two to three days, you will have the opportunity to assist with minor procedures.
Only domestic animals are treated at the government clinics. To treat larger farm animals, such as cattle, goats, and pigs, vets travel to the farms themselves.
Volunteers working at the government clinics typically work from 8am to 1pm.
At the private veterinary clinics, which are owned and run by qualified local vets, the facilities available are of a higher standard than the government clinics. The private clinics treat domestic animals such as cats and dogs and are open from 8am to 2pm, and then from 6pm to 9pm (often for surgeries). During your time at this placement, you will work under the supervision of a local vet.
The amount of hands-on work allocated will depend on your individual level of knowledge and experience.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.