Animal Care in Fiji
The Animal Care Project in Fiji is a great choice for anyone who loves animals and wants to gain some practical experience working for the protection of animals. Whether you are a student considering a career in veterinary medicine, a qualified vet, or simply a passionate animal lover, you can get involved and have valuable work to do on this placement.
Interns work at the West Charity Trust for Animal Welfare in Nadi. The West Charity Trust for Animal Welfare (WCT) was started in 2010, and works in partnership with the Nadi branch of the SPCA.
As an Animal Care intern in Fiji you will provide an extra pair of hands. You may have the opportunity to get involved in vaccinations, operations, inspections, spaying and neutering campaigns, and other routine activities. Your level of involvement will of course depend on your skills and qualifications.
The veterinarians and nurses who work in the clinics will be able to share their knowledge and experience with you. By showing initiative and a willingness to get involved, you will be able to gain some valuable work experience while immersing yourself in the fascinating culture of Fiji.
Interning Abroad on the Animal Care Project in Fiji
Interns on the Animal Care projects may get the opportunity to assist with the treatment of a range of animals, mainly domestic pets. Working alongside the local staff you will learn how to handle animals and reassure their owners. You will have the opportunity to observe how a diagnosis takes place and inoculations are given, and maybe even get to observe operations.
You will also assist with the general running of the animal centers. This will involve all areas of animal care at the kennels, such as feeding, training and exercise, bathing and grooming, and cleaning the kennels themselves. You may be asked to assist with administrative tasks in the office, or help with marketing and fundraising at various public events, an area where they are eager for assistance. You may also help to plan and deliver educational talks in schools or at community events to help spread awareness about animal welfare issues. You will be expected to work 7-8 hours per day, and the occasional weekend.
This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.