Veterinary Medicine in Sri Lanka
- PLACEMENT LOCATION:Kuliyapitiya
- ROLE: To assist with the treatment, care and rescue of domestic and farm animals
- ACCOMMODATION: Host family
- WHAT'S INCLUDED? Food, accommodation, transfers to and from our specified airport, 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.
Under constant supervision, volunteers will gain a wide range of experience assisting with the treatment, care and rescue of domestic and farm animals at various government and private animal clinics, located in Kuliyapitiya.
Volunteering on the Veterinary Medicine Placement in Sri Lanka
Volunteers working at government veterinary clinics will work from 8am to 1pm. These clinics are managed by qualified local veterinarians, and the treatment that they provide is free. The facilities at these clinics are very basic, and larger farm animals will be treated at the farm, not at the clinic. After a few days of observation, volunteers can get involved in minor procedures.
Private veterinary clinics are owned and run by qualified vets, and their facilities are generally of a higher standard than government clinics. These clinics are open from 8am to 2pm, then 6pm to 9pm, often for surgeries. Volunteers working at a private clinic will provide treatment to domestic animals.
The amount of hands-on work allocated will depend on your individual level of knowledge and experience. Volunteers are able to observe surgeries at both clinics and may have the opportunity to assist, depending on experience.