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Veterinary Medical Internships in Latin America & the Caribbean

A veterinary medical internship abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean is a wonderful way to gain invaluable international experience with the overall routine treatment of animals and pets. For individuals on a gap year, studying veterinary medicine at university, or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons, Projects Abroad offers a veterinary internship in Mexico, a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your résumé and increase your prospects within veterinary medical field.

Working as A Veterinary Medical Intern in Latin America & the Caribbean

A wild falcon spotted at an Animal Care and Veterinary Medicine Project in Latin America.

As a veterinary medical intern in Latin America and the Caribbean, you will gain valuable and practical experience at whichever project you choose, whether you are helping rehabilitate wild animals at a care and rescue center in Guadalajara, Mexico, or shadowing local vets at a clinic in Córdoba, Argentina. As an intern, you will be involved in many areas, such as feeding animals, and cleaning and repairing enclosures. Interns also have the opportunity to assist the specialists in retraining the animals to live independently, helping them to improve skills they may have lost, or never fully developed, while in captivity.

During your internship, punctuality and professionalism are highly expected. Interns are usually required to work an average of 30 hours per week. While knowledge of Spanish is not necessary, most interns will be expected to be proficient in English.

Whatever your level of veterinary experience, your input in Mexico will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations, or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.

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