THANKS FOR THE INTEREST - TWO VOLUNTEERS HAVE NOW BEEN CONFIRMED.
Date: February 2020 - dates flexible
Duration: Two weeks
Closing date: 9th December 2019
BEVA Trust is looking for two volunteers with good teaching skills to travel The Gambian Horse and Donkey Trust’s (GHDT) purpose-built veterinary centre in The Gambia. The volunteers will provide support for the GHDT team in any way possible. This involves helping the GHDT team treat patients in the clinic and teach and discuss every aspect of veterinary medicine.
Many of the problems seen in working animals could be prevented if their owners had the correct knowledge and knew what to in an emergency. Several training programmes have been carried out to train local professionals in equine related trades enabling them to develop their own small businesses and to help relieve the suffering of animals throughout The Gambia. Every week the mobile veterinary clinic team travel to different villages to provide treatments to animals in need. Whilst the focus is on working horses, donkeys and mules, the team would never turn away any animal in need of veterinary care. Working animals are an integral part of life in rural Gambia, so their owners are keen to gain preventative health care treatments whenever possible. The volunteers would be also be assisting and advising on the mobile clinic.
All board, lodgings and transport are provided. Volunteers will need to be able to work comfortably without access to many diagnostic aids and must be prepared to try to understand the local culture and customs. An interest in tropical medicine and an open mind would be an advantage.
To apply please email your CV along with a supporting letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.