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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 & Blog

PRIMATE SANCTUARY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE

2015-03-02

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of creatures and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At WVS we are committed to the protection and treatment of animals worldwide and to the end of wildlife crime. Period.  Our Parcel Appeal is...
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Go Nuts for World Spay Day 2015

2015-02-24

Spay Day 2015

#GoNuts for World Spay Day 2015 Yesterday we successfully coordinated spay and and neuter campaign clinics around the globe including Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cape Verde, Grenada, Cook Islands, Malawi and Samos.  World Spay Day is an international campaign spotlighting spaying and neutering to help save pet's lives and #GoNuts was our combined effort to support this.  Vets and...
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Healing Through Horses

2015-02-17

Healing Through Horses

When WVS helped a special horse that heals those in need... Last week our new head of ITC India Dr Maiju Tamminen gave some treatment to an inspiring charity that we support. Leg Up India, is an incredible project that provides healing through horse-related activities in South India for victims of forced prostitution disabled children, and local...
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Latest News From ITC

2015-02-17

Latest News From ITC

Last Friday the 13th was a lucky day for the ITC! The tenth thousandth dog was operated at an ABC-training, reaching a very special milestone in the history of the ITC.  A cake was made to mark the occasion which was celebrated by training participants from all around the world as well as Jeanne (the anesthetist)...
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EquipAClinic Update

2015-02-13

Equip A Clinic Update

Last month we launched our Equip A Clinic campaign. We called upon vet clinics across the globe to donate any spare or out dated veterinary equipment to ship out to Malawi in just one month.  We have been bowled over by the generosity and kindness of you all! Incredible! A huge thanks to all of...
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Animal Care Samos
WVS PROJECT

Animal Care Samos

Animal Care Samos also runs a shelter for stray and abandoned dogs. Where possible, dogs are re-homed (commonly to mainland Europe) following sterilisation and
treatment.

“On a personal basis I found the trip most fulfilling and...

  • 10/06/2015 - 20/06/2015
  • 15/08/2015 - 25/08/2015
  • 02/11/2015 - 12/11/2015

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: £300 - £400

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DOG SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC IN THAILAND
WVS PROJECT

DOG SPAY AND NEUTER CLINIC IN THAILAND

Incredible opportunity for a vet and vet nurse to work at our brand new dog clinic in Thailand. This trip is in association with BLES (Boon Lotts Elephant sanctuary). 

Please email us for for details at info@wvs.org.uk

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights (£564) + Accom (£113.57)

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FELINE SPAY AND NEUTER COURSE IN INDIA
WVS PROJECT

FELINE SPAY AND NEUTER COURSE IN INDIA

Exciting opportunity to work with felines at the WVS International Training Centre in Southern India.

  • 28/08/2015 - 07/09/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Cat

Cost: £750

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PRIMATE SANCTUARY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE
WVS PROJECT

PRIMATE SANCTUARY AND REHABILITATION CENTRE

Primate Sanctuary and rehabilitation centre in Costa Rica require a veterinary volunteer, for a 2 week minimum placement. Wildlife Vets are welcome to apply. 

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Primates

Cost: N/A

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Trek Fest Fundraising Challenge
WVS PROJECT

TrekFest Fundraising Challenge 2015

Take part in TrekFest 2015 and raise funds for WVS. Choose from three different challenge routes, with ranging distances in two stunning UK locations; The Brecon Beacons and The Peak District.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals:

Cost: £120 - £440

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Volunteer Vet Needed at ITC
WVS PROJECT

Volunteer Vet Needed at ITC

Volunteer Vet Needed at the ITC centre in India. 

Exciting opportunity to work at canine spay and neuter clinics as well as training Indian vets and animal welfare workers at the WVS International Training Centre in Southern India.

This volun...

  • 11/05/2015 - 22/05/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights only (approx £650)

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SOS Malaysia

Full Time Vet Contract- Malaysia

A full time position for an experienced vet to run the low cost neutering clinic on the beautiful island of Penang. Working with a dedicated team of support staff, local veterinarians and in close contact with WVS for extra support and training of local staff.

1 year...

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: N/A

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Neutering Trip – Sri Lanka

Neutering Trip – Dog Star Sri Lanka

Volunteers work will focus on the sterilisation of dogs and some cats. Volunteers may also be asked to treat other conditions depending on what arises. Dogs will be collected from various areas by Dogstar. No animals are operated on without permission, most are ...

  • 21/03/2015 - 31/03/2015
  • 21/04/2015 - 30/04/2015
  • 22/05/2015 - 31/05/2015
  • 22/07/2015 - 31/07/2015
  • 22/08/2015 - 31/08/2015
  • 21/09/2015 - 30/09/2015
  • 19/10/2015 - 31/10/2015
  • 19/11/2015 - 31/10/2015
  • 04/12/2015 - 15/12/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights (£607) + Accommodation

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Thailand Neutering / Welfare Project OCT/NOV/DEC

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 help...

  • Dates available all year

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Animals: Dog

Cost: Flights & Accommodation (approx £800)

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ARC Portugal
WVS PROJECT

Equine Welfare and Education Programme Portugal

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

This project is open to vets, non vets with a k...

  • 13/04/2015 - 19/04/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Equine

Cost: Flights aprox £200 return

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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.

  • 17/09/2015 - 27/09/2015

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Cost: regsitration fee of £560 + Sponsorship of £3980

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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.

  • 04/01/2016 - 15/01/2016
  • 25/01/2016 - 05/02/2016
  • 08/02/2016 - 19/02/2016
  • 21/03/2016 - 01/04/2016
  • 09/05/2016 - 20/05/2016
  • 25/07/2016 - 05/08/2016
  • 08/08/2016 - 19/08/2016

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: £650 (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.

 

AVAILABLE FROM APRIL ONW...

  • 09/03/2015 - 20/03/2015
  • 23/03/2015 - 03/04/2015
  • 13/04/2015 - 24/04/2015
  • 27/04/2015 - 08/05/2015
  • 11/05/2015 - 22/05/2015
  • 25/05/2015 - 05/06/2015
  • 08/06/2015 - 19/06/2015
  • 22/06/2015 - 17/07/2015
  • 27/07/2015 - 07/08/2015
  • 10/08/2015 - 21/08/2015
  • 24/08/2015 - 04/09/2015
  • 07/09/2015 - 18/09/2015
  • 22/09/2015 - 02/10/2015
  • 05/10/2015 - 16/10/2015
  • 19/10/2015 - 30/10/2015
  • 02/11/2015 - 13/11/2015
  • 16/11/2015 - 27/11/2015
  • 30/11/2015 - 11/12/2015

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.

 

  • No Dates Available!

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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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Baboon Sanctuary - Vet/VN/Student Vacancy

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

Other placements are also available on an ongoing basis throughout the year.&n...

  • 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 & Herzegovina – Veterinary Training Course

Bosnia & Herzegovina – Veterinary Training Course

Volunteer vet Nurses with a minimum 5 years experience are required to take part in a veterinary training project in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina.

  • 13/04/2015 - 19/04/2015
  • 11/05/2015 - 15/05/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Dog

Cost: N/A

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Botswana neutering & outreach project

4 - 18th of May 

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 experie...

  • 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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GASAH Trip Kos

GASAH Trip Kos

An amazing opportunity for an experienced vet assistant or animal keeper with practical experience to work on the beautiful Greek Island of Kos. 

  • 01/06/2015 - 01/10/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: CatDogFarm

Cost: N/A

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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. 

  • 08/03/2015 - 29/03/2015
  • 01/09/2015 - 30/11/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: Cat

Cost: 50% of flight cost

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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 large animal volunteer - India

Long term large animal volunteer - India

Long term volunteer (vet or non-vet) with experience and interest in large animals, especially horses, to oversee the IPAN Hill View Farm Animal Refuge (donkeys, ponies, horses, dogs, cattle) and to arrange animal care education / animal therapy sessions with local children vi...

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: DogEquineFarm

Cost: Flights only

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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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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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Medical Coordinator Job Vacancy

Medical Coordinator Job Vacancy

There is a full time vacancy for the position of Veterinary Coordinator at Care For Dogs based in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: Dog

Cost: N/A

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Neutering & Welfare Clinic- Koh Lanta

Neutering & Welfare Clinic- Koh Lanta

Experienced vets and vet nurses needed for high intensity island outreach clinics.

  • No Dates Available!

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Animals: CatDog

Cost: Flights- approx £600

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PRIMATE MEDICINE AND HUSBANDRY - A WILDLIFE VET EXPERIENCE

PRIMATE MEDICINE AND HUSBANDRY - A WILDLIFE VET EXPERIENCE

Based at the beautiful surroundings of Malawi’s only wildlife sanctuary, Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, you will be taught through both lectures and wet labs. The sanctuary is home to over 200 orphaned and injured animals, from vervets and baboons to...

  • 30/03/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • 23/06/2015 - 01/07/2015

Dates: (Click for dates)

Animals: PrimatesWildlife

Cost: £1000

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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.

  • No Dates Available!

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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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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 turtles...

  • No Dates Available!

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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 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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