Volunteer in Veterinary Science Abroad

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Veterinary Medicine

Volunteering abroad in veterinary science is a great way to help animals in need while also traveling somewhere you’ve always wanted to see. If you’re interested in veterinary medicine or just have a passion for animals, there is a placement for you! Programs vary, but many veterinary volunteering placements abroad focus on helping street animals, assisting with wildlife conservation and management, and working in veterinary clinics. Volunteers are needed in animal shelters, sanctuaries, and rehabilitation centers all over the world too.

Why Volunteer Abroad

If you’re interested in contributing to a worthy cause, consider veterinary volunteering abroad. Animal organizations around the globe offer an array of rewarding opportunities to volunteer abroad in veterinary medicine. Many countries lack the funds and resources needed to help domestic and wild animals in their communities, thus the need for volunteers is high.

While helping needy animals is reason enough for most animal lovers, volunteering abroad also benefits volunteers who hope to become vets gain real-world experience in the field of veterinary science. Therefore, volunteering in veterinary medicine abroad is a great way to build your resume and possibly earn academic credit, not to mention it is a great way to travel, have fun, and make new friends!


While animals in every country are in need of love and care, there are some places where animals are more vulnerable for a myriad of reasons and therefore have the greatest need for veterinary volunteer work. Lack of resources and funding make providing ...

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GoEco – Provide veterinary care for animals!

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Incredible Volunteering in Guatemala: Costs from USD 275

Volunteers are required NOW through International Volunteer HQ's partner organization in Guatemala! With a wide range of volunteering placements available, volunteers can choose from teaching English, childcare and orphanage work, medical placements, work with elderly, animal care and animal rights, and construction and renovation work in Guatemala. * Teaching English The ability to speak E...


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Antelope Park Lion Breeding & Rehabilitation Project in Zimbabwe

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African Conservation Experience - Shadow wildlife vets

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Make a REAL difference with Love Volunteers – From US$175!

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Wildlife Research Expedition in South Africa

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Volunteer For Children at Day Care Center in Peru

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Shark Conservation in Fiji with Projects Abroad

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Hands-On Lion Conservation Volunteering at Antelope Park

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Conservation, Community and Adventure Placements from $255

With more than 400 projects worldwide and with 25 years experience of providing ethical travel placements, Frontier can find you the perfect adventure whatever you want to achieve. We offer placements in more than 50 countries including Costa Rica, Madagascar, Fiji and loads more. Here are just some of the options available: Marine Conservation and Diving Travel to beach paradises, scuba...


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Volunteer in Shanghai with Connect-123!

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Horse Rescue in Argentina

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Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteering in Ecuador

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Live and Work among the Elephants of Northeast Thailand

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ISA Service-Learning in Cusco, Peru

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