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Awarded the 2013 'Jeanne Marchig Animal Welfare Award'

Supporting animal welfare charities across the globe with volunteer teams, veterinary drugs, equipment and advice.

WVS supports animal charities and non-profit organisations all over the world. From domestic animal welfare shelters in Greece, equine welfare projects in Gambia and exotic conservation projects in Grenada and India, WVS provides:

  • Veterinary and non-veterinary volunteers
  • Free veterinary drugs, supplies and equipment
  • Free veterinary advice and consultation

Working with local communities, WVS aims to promote and produce long-term sustainable projects to the benefit of local animal and human populations.

Latest News

2014-04-15

WVS CEO awarded CEVA Charity Professional of the Year

WVS CEO, Luke Gamble, was awarded Charity Professional of the Year at the CEVA Welfare Awards 2014. Under Luke's direction, WVS has grown into the organisation it is today, supporting over 600 animal welfare charities all over the world. Luke also founded Mission Rabies, our largest project to date with the aim of eliminating rabies...
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2014-03-17

WVS online shop - New products

We have an exciting new range of products available from the WVS online shop. The additions include a whole new range of pet products and the all-new WVS T-Shirts for both ladies and gents. You can now treat your pet and help animals all over the world. We have beds for both cats and dogs...
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2014-03-11

WVS at the CEVA animal welfare awards

WVS will be well represented at this years CEVA animal welfare awards in April, with both WVS CEO, Luke Gamble and Mission Rabies International Director, Kate Shervell finalists for separate awards. Luke is a finalist for 'Charity Professional of the Year Award' with his outstanding contribution to animal welfare through Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS). Luke...
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2014-01-20

ITC Achievements in 2013

2013 was a great year for our International Training Centre (ITC), based in South India and it has grown from strength to strength since it was first set up in 2010. Last year, the ITC was able to train more vets and animal welfare workers than ever before, treat more animals and vaccinate more dogs...
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2014-01-10

2013... a record breaking year

2013 was a record breaking year for WVS. Thanks to you we were able to increase the amount of support given to charities through sending more veterinary parcels than ever before and having more veterinary teams working all over the world than in any previous year. Here is what we achieved last year: Animals treated: 17,147 -...
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WVS PROJECT

Animal Welfare Clinic and Training Sierra Leone

Working alongside a long running team in Freetown Sierra Leone. Volunteers will be participating in an outreach neutering program and daily clinic duties as well as training with local staff to improve clinical protocols and sterility practices.

  • 26/05/2014 - 23/06/2014

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: Flights aprox £800 return (Contribution towards flights for suitably experienced volunteers).

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WVS PROJECT

Equine Welfare and Education Programme Portugal

An exciting new project working with horses belonging to the Roma gypsy communities around the Algarve. As well as medical treatments the volunteer will perform health assessments and a community awareness programme.  

 

Project dates can be...

  • 01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014

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Animals: Equine

Cost: Flights aprox £150 return (£50 will be reimbursed upon completion of a full trip report)

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WVS PROJECT

Kilimanjaro Fundraising Challenge

Take part in an experience of a lifetime and get a real sense of achievement through conquering one of the tallest mountains in the world while supporting WVS.

  • 01/10/2014 - 11/10/2014

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Animals:

Cost: regsitration fee of £475 + Sponsorship of £3990

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WVS PROJECT

Mega Drive Goa – Mission Rabies

Take on an amazing 28,000 dog sterilisation and vaccination drive to humanely control the dog population and sustainably eliminate rabies in the whole state of Goa! An amazing opportunity for skilled small animal vets with over two years’ experience to take on the challe...

  • 03/05/2014 - 27/09/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: £360 + flights

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WVS PROJECT

Surgical training for vet grads / students

The WVS International Training Centre in India is running ABC courses for vet / vet nurse new graduates and students.  This exciting course will give you hands on surgical experience, while supporting a vital ABC programme in the surrounding towns and villages.

  • 06/10/2014 - 17/10/2014
  • 05/01/2015 - 16/01/2015
  • 23/03/2015 - 03/04/2015
  • 11/05/2015 - 22/05/2015
  • 27/07/2015 - 07/08/2015
  • 11/08/2015 - 22/08/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: £600 (exc. flights)

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Volunteers for student surgical training courses

Help the WVS India team at the International Training Centre to train international vet students and new graduates. 

  • 12/05/2014 - 23/05/2014
  • 11/08/2014 - 22/08/2014
  • 08/09/2014 - 19/09/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights only (approx £650)

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Volunteers for veterinary training courses in India

Exciting opportunity to train Indian vets and animal welfare workers at the WVS International Training Centre in Southern India.

  • 28/04/2014 - 09/05/2014
  • 26/05/2014 - 06/06/2014
  • 09/06/2014 - 20/06/2014
  • 28/07/2014 - 08/08/2014
  • 25/08/2014 - 05/09/2014
  • 22/09/2014 - 03/10/2014
  • 20/10/2014 - 31/10/2014
  • 03/11/2014 - 14/11/2014
  • 17/11/2014 - 28/11/2014
  • 01/12/2014 - 12/12/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDogEquineFarm

Cost: Flights only (approx £650)

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Amazon - Spay/Neuter Project

Vets, nurses, technicians, veterinary assistants and experienced animal handlers are required to assist on this spay/neuter project for street dogs and cats and owned animals from low income families.

Some trips include day trips or a complete 5-day jungle expedition...

  • 08/06/2014 - 22/06/2014
  • 05/10/2014 - 19/10/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDog

Cost: $700 + flight costs

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Animal Hospital - Caribbean

Qualified experienced vets are required to volunteer at this busy animal hospital on the beautiful island of Carriacou. (Two weeks minimum). Veterinary nurses also welcome. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: £800 for flights (plus food costs)

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Baboon Sanctuary - Vet/VN/Student Vacancy

Baboon Sanctuary and rehabilitation centre in South Africa require a veterinary volunteer, ideally from October, for a 2 month minimum placement. Vets, nurses and veterinary students are welcome to apply. 

Other placements are also available on an ongoing ba...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Primates

Cost: N/A

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Bear Rescue Centre - China & Vietnam

Amazing opportunity for ongoing volunteer placements at AAF bear rescue centre's in China or Vietnam. Opportunities available for qualified veterinary nurses and people with suitable animal management experience.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Wildlife

Cost: Flights & Visa only

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Borneo - Vet Nurse Vacancy

Veterinary Nurse vacancy in Borneo: Help improve animal welfare in Indonesia by sharing your skills and experience! 6 - 12 month placement.  Couples are welcome to apply. Housing and food provided. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDogWildlife

Cost: N/A

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Borneo Neutering Project- Long Term Vacancies

An exciting opportunity for experienced vets to be involved in the start up of a Stray dog neutering project in Borneo.

The charity have been working in the area for the last few years and are now in the position to start a full time neutering project.

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  • 01/10/2014 - 01/06/2015

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Animals: CatDogWildlife

Cost: N/A

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Botswana neutering & outreach project

An exciting opportunity for veterinary volunteers to get involved with this animal welfare and neutering project in Botswana. Volunteers also have the opportunity, at a small additional cost, to experience a safari in the incredible Okavango Delta - home to a huge variety o...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights (from £800 to £1,300) + registration fee (£100)

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Cambodia Bear Sanctuary volunteer project

Ongoing volunteer placements available at a bear sanctuary in Cambodia. (Min. 1 week - Max 8 weeks). A unique, once in a lifetime opportunity of non veterinary volunteers to go behind the scenes at this world class bear rescue facility. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Wildlife

Cost: Flights and $350 per week

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Cat neutering in the Algarve

The aim of the project is to neuter feral and stray cats in the Algarve region of Portugal in order to control population numbers and improve welfare. You may also be required to treat any injuries or health problems that are presented.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Cat

Cost: Flight cost (aprox 100 GBP)

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Cyprus - Animal Care Volunteer

Volunteers needed, preferably with veterinary background, to assist small family run cat and dog rescue in Cyprus. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: £150 - £200

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Greece Cat Neutering Project

Qualified and experienced Vets and Vet Nurses required throughout the year for stray cat neutering projects in Greece. 

  • 13/10/2014 - 19/10/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Cat

Cost: 50% of flight cost

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Greek Animal Shelter / Clinic

Qualified and experienced vets and nurses required to provide assistance at this busy charity clinic on the greek island of Samos.

 

  • 08/09/2014 - 18/09/2014
  • 03/11/2014 - 13/11/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDog

Cost: £400 - flight cost and meals

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Grenada SPCA - Volunteer Vets

Volunteer vets are required to help at a charity clinic on the beautiful Island of Grenada in the West Indies to work with the GSPCA helping out with general health checks and surgeries.

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: £750.00

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Limbe Wildlife Centre - Volunteer Vet Program

A fantastic opportunity to work in the field of conservation medicines whilst gaining invaluable practical experience of working with endangered Central African wildlife species at this busy wildlife centre in Cameroon.

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: PrimatesWildlife

Cost: N/A

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Long term vet volunteer - India

A qualified and experienced vet is required at a busy animal shelter in Tamil Nadu to support the team with surgeries, training of young local vets and management of short term volunteers. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDogEquineFarmPrimates

Cost: Flight costs only

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Long Term Vet Volunteer- Malaysia

One long term veterinary surgeon required for spay and neuter project, Malaysia.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: N/A

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Malawi - Animal Care Volunteer

Exciting opportunity to volunteer at this busy wildlife centre in Malawi - get involved with wild animal rescue, rehabilitation and release as well as education and community projects that make a real difference to wildlife conservation within the local community. 

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  • Dates available all year

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Animals: PrimatesWildlife

Cost: N/A

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Malawi - Long term Veterinary position

 

The Lilongwe Wildlife Centre is Malawi’s only internationally accredited wildlife sanctuary counting the likes of the Tusk Trust, Born Free Foundation and the AAP Foundation amongst our supporters.  As a ‘People and Wildlife’ project we...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: BirdsPrimatesWildlife

Cost: N/A

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Primate Sanctuary - South Africa

A long term vacancy for a veterinary nurse has become available at a primate sanctuary in South Africa. Volunteer role but board and lodging is provided in return for your work at the sanctuary. 

Short term volunteer opportunities are also available for non...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Primates

Cost: N/A

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Thailand - Volunteer Vet & Vet Nurse/Vet Student

Senior Vet (experienced), Vet Nurse or Vet Student, required to volunteer their skills for 6 months or more.

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: N/A

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Thailand Neutering / Welfare Project

Opportunity to help provide vital veterinary aid to a busy dog shelter in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The shelter is currently home to around 180 dogs and help is needed to carry out sterilisations, vaccinations and general veterinary treatments as needed. The charity requires he...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights & Accommodation (approx £800)

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Turtle Conservation - Caribbean Adventure

This exciting trip takes volunteers to the beautiful Island of Carriacou, Grenada in the West Indies to work on a conservation project saving the critically endangered Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles. From carrying out night patrols on the beach, tagging post-nesting turt...

  • 01/05/2014 - 31/05/2014
  • 01/06/2014 - 30/06/2014
  • 01/07/2014 - 31/07/2014
  • 01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014

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Animals: Marine

Cost: Flights & accommodation (approx £1,000)

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Vacancy - Surgical Nurse (Thailand)

Charity looking for an experienced surgical nurse to work at their shelter located at the edge of the jungle on the beautiful Thai Island of Koh Chang.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: N/A

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Volunteer Cape Verde

Volunteer places available for both vets and non veterinary volunteers at a busy animal shelter and clinic in Cape Verde. 

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: N/A

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Volunteer in the Cook Islands

Veterinarians, vet nurses, vet students, humane educators and event planners/fundraisers needed to volunteer in the beautiful Cook Islands.

The Esther Honey Foundation, named one of the world’s "100 best volunteer vacations to enrich your life" in...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: Flights Program Fee

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Zambian Adventure

An adventure in to the heart of Africa. The WVS Zambian Adventure takes you behind the scenes of wildlife conservation organisations, while experiencing the natural beauty of this magnificent country.

2014 dates available soon

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: DogWildlife

Cost: From £3,250

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