Veterinary Care

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Our resident vets are always happy to teach both veterinary students and inexperienced volunteers who want to gain more knowledge and hands-on experience working with animals.

Working with our two resident vets and veterinary assistant, you will gain invaluable skills ranging from check-up examinations, reporting and treatment assistance.

Our resident vets are always happy to help aspiring to forge a career in animal welfare by offering advice and guidance, and upon request, a reference.

If you’re looking for a volunteer vet assistant role, look no further than Rescue P.A.W.S. Not only will you learn but you will get to enjoy a volunteer experience with animals and new friends from around the world within a beautiful Thai setting.

How do I apply to be a veterinary volunteer?

You will apply for a placement in the same way you would apply for a volunteer experience. Part of your time will be spent doing the day-to-day activities within the volunteer placement and you will spend time alongside the vets when they conduct treatments and procedures.

Please make your interest in gaining veterinary experience known and we will arrange for you to be given allotted times to work alongside our senior vets and veterinary assistant.

What do I learn as a veterinary volunteer?

As a vet clinic volunteer, you will get to work on a range of related tasks including medicine assortment, clinic management, check-ups and examinations, dog handling and procedure assistance-both in the clinic and on the field. To develop your skills and assess your progression, you will be set assignments and reports to complete by the veterinary team.

As well as being part of the veterinary work, you will join in with our volunteer experience performing the necessary tasks in the daily running of a shelter including walks on the beach and dog training.

You will come away from your placement at Rescue P.A.W.S. with more understanding regarding veterinary care in a not-for-profit organization, fieldwork experience and practical skills that shine on a resume.

Testimonals

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Lauren Hughes- Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)

My time at Rescue P.A.W.S was an invaluable trip to remember. I went over to Thailand by myself to try and better my understanding of animal population control and learn a thing or two about pack behaviour in an urban environment. Dr. Peace and Dr. Aey are not only practical and compassionate, but they were always willing to help me further my skill set and pass on their knowledge.

Despite cultural and physical barriers constantly challenging us in the mission to keep the stray dog population at bay, the staff at Rescue P.A.W.S always stayed positive and did everything in their power to help and educate people on what we as humans can do for these animals. I have come home after four weeks of everything paws with greater confidence in dealing with human and animal interactions.

Natasha Curulli – Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

I ventured out of my comfort zone in search of a volunteer opportunity that would allow me to help stray dogs and make a positive difference in the world. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I was about to find the rare jewels of all experiences, but I did! Rescue P.A.W.S. has not only changed my life but made me a better human. From the people you meet to dogs that you help; each and every one of these facets has provided me with invaluable knowledge and experience.

My first volunteer experience at Rescue P.A.W.S. brought me into the reality of the street dog population, which I’m ashamed to admit, I did not know much about. On my first day, I met a special dog who was very sick; with regular wound care, hand feeding and hydrotherapy, all activities which I played a part in, his last couple of months were comfortable and happy.
All volunteers have access to Rescue P.A.W.S. amazing vets Dr Aye and Dr Peace, as well as their dedicated vet nurse Ghet, all of whom I deeply respect and love dearly. The knowledge they provide and the on-hand experiences they guide you through is such a valuable learning curve for any vet student. Whether Dr Aye is quizzing you on estimating dog weights by just looking at them or Dr Peace monitoring you while you administer proper wound care/injections, the experience any volunteer receives here will be beneficial to a career in animal welfare.

I am a returning volunteer because of how much I love helping dogs, spending time with the amazing people at Rescue P.A.W.S. whom I consider family and the wealth of knowledge and experience I gain.
Whilst this is a volunteer experience that is dedicated to improving the life of stray dogs in Hua Hin through sterilisation, vaccination, parasite treatment, rehabilitation and community education, it also gives you the chance to meet some of the most amazing people from all over the world. The team are the kindest and most supportive group of people in the world and all volunteers are welcome, taken care of and will have the greatest time of their life at Rescue P.A.W.S.

Smita Narang- Vet Student

I volunteered at Rescue P.A.W.S. for a total of 6 weeks and have to say it was one of the best times of my life! What I have learnt and been able to do was way beyond my expectations. The staff are all really nice and helpful. Most of all, the vets at Rescue P.A.W.S. have a real passion for what they do for the stray dogs and cats in Thailand. I have always wanted to be able to understand more about the vet’s duties and their daily tasks and this has been a very helpful experience for me when preparing myself for getting into vet school. Both Dr. Aey and Dr. Peace are highly knowledgeable and are more than happy to get you involved when they treat animals. They’re also great teachers and very patient, answering any questions you may have. It’s been really great to be a part of an organization that doesn’t just put a band aid to a problem but actually strives to solve the core problem of the stray dogs/cats issue in Thailand by educating the locals and spreading awareness. When you volunteer at Rescue P.A.W.S., you can expect to be doing all sorts of tasks from cleaning, feeding, de-ticking to performing fieldwork to check on the dogs. Everyday is different and that’s what makes Rescue P.A.W.S. a really fun place and a great learning environment.

If you want to become an vet clinic volunteer at Rescue P.A.W.S, contact us below… 

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