Travel to South America and gain work experience with animals in Argentina. You’ll help care for animals at a dog shelter, and learn by shadowing a vet at a local clinic. This is a great way to add value to your CV, and give back at the same time.
In Argentina, domestic animals are often not cared for properly. In addition, some communities are aware of animal rights and how important it is to care for their pets. The shelter we work with cares for animals that have experienced cruelty, neglect, injury, and abandonment. The shelter also lacks funds and is understaffed, so we need your help to support their work.
You’ll live and work in Cordoba, and stay with a local host family. Make the most of your free time and weekends, and explore with other interns and volunteers!
Children aged 3-14 must be accompanied by at least one adult paying full price
We offer discounts for families and groups of friends travelling together. Call us on 1 212 244 7234 for more info.
When you apply you only pay $295, which comes off the total price.
Looking to do more than one project? Call us on 1 212 244 7234 to see if we can offer a discount.
Completely flexible dates
Anyone aged over 16 can join
What's included in the price?
Food (three meals a day)
Travel and medical insurance
Airport pick-up and drop-off
Full induction and orientation by an experienced staff member on arrival
Transport to and from your work placement
In-country support and 24-hour back-up from our team of full-time local staff
Emergency assistance from our international emergency response team
Project equipment and materials, including access to our database with thousands of resources
A supervisor/mentor at your work placement
Training and workshops from our experienced local staff
Regular social events and community activities with other volunteers and interns
Access to our local office with internet connection
Certification of project completion
Access to our alumni services and discounts
Visa support and advice
Fundraising support, including your own personalized fundraising website
Pre-departure preparation by your own specialist Volunteer Advisor
Personalized MyProjectsAbroad website, with all the information you need about your project, accommodation and destination
A free cultural awareness course
Membership to our volunteer social media groups, to share information and to get in touch
Support to help you complete registration or internship documents, if applicable
What's not included?
Visa costs (where applicable)
Volunteering for Professionals
This project is also perfect for qualified professionals. With your skills backing up our ongoing efforts, we can make an even bigger difference together. We'll match you to the placement where your skills are needed most.
This means you can share your training and and knowledge with others. You can work hand-in-hand with our partner organisations and local communities to support sustainable development.
If you have relevant skills or qualifications, read more about how you can make use of them with Projects Abroad.
What will I do on a Veterinary Medicine Internship in Argentina?
As a volunteer, you’ll play an important role with giving local staff extra support at the shelter. You’ll also learn a great deal from working with a vet at the clinic. Here are some of the tasks you can expect to do during your placement:
- Assist vets in treatments and operations at an animal clinic
- Volunteer at a dog shelter and assist with daily operation
- Help find dogs new homes
At your Veterinary Medicine internship in Argentina, your work will focus on the following areas:
Help out at an animal clinic
Initially, your role at the clinic will be observational. You’ll shadow the vet, and see how they diagnose and treat animals. You’ll help feed and wash the animals, and clean enclosures. Under supervision, you may also be permitted to assist vets with administering treatments, operations, and general care.
Assist in a dog shelter’s daily operation
The shelter we work with is run by the local town hall. However, the shelter receives very little funding, is understaffed, and the conditions are extremely basic. They care for more than 150 dogs, who remain here until they can be rehomed.
You’ll help by feeding the dogs, making sure they have fresh water, and giving them attention. Spending time with the dogs is an important part of preparing them for adoption. When necessary, you can also assist with vaccinations and delousing.
Find dogs new homes
A rewarding part of the project is helping find new homes for the dogs. Community days and weekends are often dedicated to taking puppies and finding them new homes in the town centre.
Where will I do Animal Care work in Argentina?
You will work in Argentina’s second largest city, Cordoba. This young, dynamic city is one of Argentina’s friendliest.
Your animal care work in Argentina will be split between a veterinary clinic, and a dog shelter. The vet is located about 15 minutes from town. And the dog shelter is located in Villa Allende, a short distance from Cordoba.
On your time off time in the evenings and over the weekends, there is plenty to see and do. You could walk around the city centre, visit the Cathedral of Cordoba, or go to a symptomatic orchestra at the theatre. The flea market is also a great option. Here you can try local Argentinian dishes, and meet up with other interns and volunteers.
Measuring Our Impact
Our projects work towards clear long-term goals, with specific annual objectives. Every volunteer and intern we send to these projects helps us work towards these goals, no matter how long they spend on our projects.
Every year we take a step back and look at how much progress we've made towards these goals. We put together a Global Impact Report, which documents our achievements. Find out more about the impact our global community of volunteers, interns and staff make, and read the latest report.
"I saw a lot of different conditions in the clinic. I have seen everything from castrations and tumours to new-born puppies and teeth polishing. I learnt so much and it was such an experience.
Work with Animals in Argentina
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