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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

2014-07-29

Veterinary Support for Working Equines

A WVS team has recently returned from Portugal after an intensive project to support the working equines within the Gypsy communities. These horses, mules and ponies would normally go without any veterinary care, so the work our team carried out has a massive impact on both the animals and owners alike.  Working with the charity ARK,...
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2014-05-29

Emergency Appeal: Balkan Floods

We have set up an emergency appeal to provide support to our registered charities in The Balkans, the area that has been hit by extreme flooding. Having already claimed the lives of thousands of animals the floods are presenting even more of a welfare problem with animal shelters being overrun with animals that have been rescued or...
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2014-04-28

Animal Champions 2014

The winner of the first ever WVS Animal Champions Award is BLES (Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary)! Located in Sukhothai, Thailand, BLES is devoted to creating a safe and natural environment for elephants, but also any other abused animal that may be brought to them. Due to a large number of cats and dogs regularly being taken to the elephant sanctuary for...
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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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WVS PROJECT

Beach Side Neutering Trip - Sri Lanka

Based in the beautiful Negumbo beach region of Sri Lanka, 1 vet and 1 nurse will spend two weeks assisting an established team to provide low cost, high quality neutering clinics to dogs and cats. Some time will be spent in the new clinic demonstrating the use of a new ga...

  • 31/08/2014 - 14/09/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDog

Cost: Flights + some meals in country

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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
  • 17/09/2015 - 27/09/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

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...

  • No Dates Available!

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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
  • 10/08/2015 - 21/08/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: £600 (exc. flights)

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WVS PROJECT

Volunteers for student surgical training courses

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

  • 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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WVS PROJECT

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.

  • 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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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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Animals Asia Vacancy - Vietnam Veterinary Nurse

Animals Asia are seeking a Qualified Veterinary Nurse for their bear rescue centre in Vietnam.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Wildlife

Cost: N/A

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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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Bosnia Street Dog Neutering Project

Qualified experienced vets required for street dog neutering trip to Bosnia. Costs will be covered for flights, travel insurance, accommodation and meals for successful applicants. 

  • 07/09/2014 - 20/10/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

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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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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Donkey Welfare- Long Term

The Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust is a small UK Registered Charity working in The Gambia to reduce rural poverty through improving the health, welfare and productivity of working equines. We have a team of approximately 20 Gambian staff and usually two overseas volun...

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Equine

Cost: N/A

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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. 

  • 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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Sri Lanka- Animal Sanctuary

Vets, nurses and clinic assistants required on an ongoing basis to assist this animal sanctuary in Sri Lanka with efforts to rescue and treat sick and injured street cats and dogs.

  • 01/09/2014 - 31/05/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDog

Cost: Flights approx £700 + food

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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...

  • 01/08/2014 - 31/08/2014

Dates: (Click for dates)

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 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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Wildlife Rehabilitation Internship

Wildlife Internship South Africa: an opening has occurred for an internship for a vervet monkey caretaker and animal medic.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: PrimatesWildlife

Cost: N/A

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