We currently run a wildlife hospital catering for the residents of the Lao Zoo and LWRC, which includes rescued patients from the illegal wildlife trade here in Laos. We always have at least one full time Veterinarian whom students will be working with.
Students in their final year will be able to complete their practical placement requirements with references from our staff. At our centre, students would have the opportunity to be trained in proper wildlife husbandry and care, as well as assist our resident veterinarian on a case-by-case basis. Daily duties of our vet interns include: caring for animals in quarantine and hospital areas; shadowing our veterinarian on a daily basis; performing daily health check rounds of over 500 animals; providing treatment to any current inpatients and outpatients; assisting our resident veterinarian with any emergency cases and surgeries.
We believe that interning with us would give students a huge variety of valuable skills and experiences in wildlife medicine. The diversity of wildlife and taxa housed at Lao Zoo, mostly consisting of native South East Asian species and partly comprised of wildlife from other continents will provide a very engaging caseload for any students interested in the wildlife veterinary field. We are currently the largest rescue centre in Laos to accept all taxa. The variety of situations, whether it is treating an outpatient in our sanctuary or a critical confiscated inpatient from the illegal wildlife trade, ensures students here will see and experience many unique veterinary cases. The interns will have to test all aspects of their knowledge here as there isn’t always access to the latest veterinary tools and diagnostics, and extrapolate their basic veterinary knowledge and skills to a large range of species.
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- Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- We have a minimum stay of 1 week, and no maximum
- We can only accept final year Vet students, either Vet Nurse or Veterinarian, into our Internship.