Hospital Rehabilitation Intership
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Hospital Rehabilitation Intership

Workplace: JRC veterinary clinic

Minimum stay: 1 month. Interview for acceptance in the program

Professional skills: Students of Veterinary, veterinarian technician Biology or another formation in wildlife handling.

The work in the Veterinary Hospital needs people who assist the animals and help the veterinary team during the different daily tasks. Through the "Veterinary assistant volunteering program" you can improve your skills, work directly with animals (hands-on experience) within a professional team while helping to save wild animals in need.

Volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to

  •   Assistance to the new animal arrivals.
  •   Assistance to the vet team in surgeries.
  •   Assistance to the vet team in revisions.
  •   Inpatient care of animals.
  •   Cleaning and feeding of hospitalized animals.
  •   Participation in the animal’s rehabilitation and relaease process.
  •   Trial period: 15 days.
  •   English is compulsory. Some level of Spanish is appreciated, but it is not compulsory.
  •   Your country’s TB test certificate or TB vaccination certificate.
  •   International health insurance.
  •   Minimum age is 18.
  •   Professional skills: veterinary assistants, students of the latest university courses in health sciences.
  •   Veterinary Assistant Program
  •   Jaguar Rescue Center T-shirt
  •   Volunteer Day
  •   Certificate of Attendance
  •   A visit to ARA PROJECT
  •   Transportation from airport or city to rescue center
  •   Accommodation
  •   Food
  •   Flights or airport taxes
  •   Visa costs
  •   Insurance
  •   Entertainment

The program always starts on Mondays at 11:00 am at the Jaguar Rescue Center, in Playa Chiquita.

Working Hours:

You will spend your first week as a standard volunteer at the JRC. After that, you will be introduced to the clinic.

On a normal schedule, each volunteer has 2 days off per week. Working days are usually 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., but may vary.. Normal lunch breaks are 1 hour in total.

Start your adventure here!

Jaguar Inn

We offer accommodation for our volunteers located next to the Rescue Center. Jaguar Inn is a beautiful new hostel designed for your comfort and convenience.

Bright exterior rooms with garden views and 4 single beds, quality mattresses, sheets, towel, large capacity locker, individual reading light and plugs to charge your electronic devices. All of them are ensuite with hot shower and include mosquito nets.

In the common area (El Rancho) you can relax and share experiences with your fellow travelers from all over the world sitting on the comfortable sofas. You can prepare your meals in the fully equipped kitchen: cutlery and utensils, stove, oven, microwaves. There are several supermarkets close by and you can store your food and drinks in the refrigerators.

Of course the wifi internet connection is included and for your added security, we have a night guard.

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Veterinary Internship

Veterinary Internship

Veterinary Internship