International Veterinary Exchange Opportunities in South America and Central America - SAVMA IVSA

International Exchange Opportunities for Veterinary Students

SAVMA Chapter of the International Veterinary Student Association

 

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South/Central America

Veterinary student exchange opportunities are currently available in the following countries:

If you know of additional exchange opportunities, please contact us to let us know the details.


Argentina

Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care in Argentina 
Work alongside a qualified vet in a clinic for two days a week, assisting with various medical procedures and animal care. Spend the remaining three days a week working at a dogs’ shelter.

Contact: 1-888-839-3535 or email: info@projects-abroad.org

For more information: http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-projects/veterinary-medicine-and-animal-care/combined-veterinary-medicine-and-animal-care/volunteer-argentina/

 

Belize

Belize Wildlife & Referral Clinic
BWRC internships and educational programs focus on Wildlife Medicine and are geared towards veterinary students and veterinarians. BWRC’s programs also include rescue, rehabilitation, emergency medicine, and elements of conservation. BWRC also provides small animal services to the community; which comprises more than half of intakes. Interns will also assist the small animal vet from time to time as needed. Interns are typically pre-vet, veterinary students, or graduated vets seeking clinical experience. Veterinary students may conduct their clinical rotations with BWRC. BWRC’s internships start at a two weeks and may be extended for up to a year. BWRC offers three distinctive internship experiences. 

For internship or educational program information, contact BWRC co-founder Justin Ford: jford@wildlife-institute.com

For more information: ​http://www.belizewildlifeclinic.org/

 

Belize Zoo Internship
Main goal of the internship program: To offer interns first hand experience working with ongoing programs within The Belize Zoo and TEC in the Animal Management Department and the Education Department.

Contact the Internship Coordinator at education@belizezoo.org

For more details on specific objectives, visit website at:​http://www.belizezoo.org/internship-opportunity/interneship-opportunities.html

 

Columbia

Proyecto Titi
Proyecto Tití is a multi-disciplinary on-site conservation program that combines field research, education initiatives and community programs to make the conservation of natural resources economically feasible for local communities in Colombia. The program is designed to provide useful information to assist in the long-term preservation of the cotton-top tamarin and to develop local community advocates to promote conservation efforts in Colombia.

In the U.S. – Proyecto Tití, Inc. Contact: Anne Savage, Executive Director, at: proyectotiti@aol.com

For more information: http://www.proyectotiti.com/en-us/

 

Costa Rica

The Ara Project
Do you love working with parrots? If so, we need your help! Join us for a rewarding experience working with large macaws in Costa Rica.

At the Ara Project’s breeding and release center you will see wildlife, visit a beautiful country and learn about a different culture, and meet new people. Best of all, you will make a difference in the lives of endangered macaws"

Application: http://thearaproject.org/volunteer/current-opportunities/

Contact Page: http://thearaproject.org/contact/ Volunteer Field Assistant

 

UGA Costa Rica Trips 
Opportunities to study/work in Costa Rica throughout the year, including a One Health specific summer trip opportunity (https://dar.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/program_detail/one_health_summer/students). Open to all students--non-UGA students must first apply to be a UGA Transient Student.

For more information: https://dar.uga.edu/costa_rica/index.php/site/programs/-/students

 

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua

Vida Veterinary Program/ Advanced Veterinary Program
Vida currently helps control animal overpopulation in communities in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica.

We offer two distinct Veterinary Programs: pre-vet and advanced vet. The Pre-vet Program is for those students without any previous surgical training and the Advanced Vet Program is designed for upper level veterinary students and recent graduates.e offer two distinct Veterinary Programs: pre-vet and advanced vet. The Pre-vet Program is for those students without any previous surgical training and the Advanced Vet Program is designed for upper level veterinary students and recent graduates.

This is a high quality educational program for those who wish to gain clinical and practical experience in the field of Veterinary Medicine. The Vida program focuses mainly on the sterilization of felines and canines in field clinics; however, participants will also gain experience working with large animals. Volunteers who participate in our program will have an interactive experience that is unique to Vida.

For more information: http://www.vidavolunteer.org/veterinary-program

 

Ecuador

AIDE - Association of International Development and Exchange
This opportunity is unique because the veterinarian that interns will work with has his own domestic animal veterinary practice (dogs, cats, birds, etc.) but also travels around Ecuador to treat wild animals living in refuges. The majority of time will be spent working side by side with the veterinarian in the Quito clinic but there will be occasional opportunities to travel to the wildlife shelters.

http://www.travellersquest.com/intern-abroad/program/association-of-international-development-and-exchange/6625

 

Darwin Animal Doctors
Darwin Animal Doctors has brought veterinary care to islands where there were no vets – but there were plenty of animals in need of care. Our clinics are groundbreaking – we’re providing free, top notch veterinary care to the animals who need it most, 365 days a year.

We help domestic animals and wildlife. One of the primary services we provide is free spaying and neutering. This minimizes domestic animal and wildlife interactions, which can spread invasive diseases between them.

We protect the biodiversity of these exquisite islands that have animals found nowhere else on the planet

For more information: http://darwinanimaldoctors.org/