Asian Elephant Veterinary Course - Laos

Job Description

In Laos, the 'Land of a Million Elephants', these animals are traditionally used for work, mainly in rural logging activities. Overworked and exhausted, breeding rates are declining and becoming a serious issue for their survival. If immediate action is not taken, Laos stands to lose not only its elephant populations, but a major component of Lao cultural heritage.

The main aims of the organisation are to;

* Create an environment to facilitate an elephant breeding programme, in conduction with local communities
* Provide proper veterinary resources and care from qualified staff
* Offer training sessions to the elephant handlers - 'Mahouts' in various fields including tourism, medicine and elephant care
* Protect an endangered species from regional extinction
* Inform the public of the plight of elephants and how they can make a difference

The hospital in which you will volunteer aims to treat elephants suffering from severe injuries and acute infectious diseases that cannot be managed effectively in the field. The hospital includes a laboratory equipped for blood analysis and parasitology and we are currently implementing new protocols in order to test for common infectious diseases and undertake epidemiology studies in Laos.

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Job Requirements

This course is designed for veterinary students, or those looking to further their veterinary experience and qualifications. If you are unsure if you qualify, please contact us to make sure. 

* Minimum age 18
* Minimum 12 days commitment. Departure is guaranteed for a minimum of 3 participants and maximum 6 people. 
* Enthusiasm and motivation to work in veterinary medicine or animal care
* Conversational English
* Full travel & medical insurance
* Necessary vaccinations
* Necessary flights & visas

Job Snapshot

Other Pay Self-funded Internship (unpaid)
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Veterinary Services, Professional Services
Education 2 Year Degree
Experience At least 1 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Training, Education - Teaching - Administration
Required Travel Negligible
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Asian Elephant Veterinary Course - Laos

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