Overseas Veterinarian – Tonga
Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) volunteers receive a living allowance and accommodation, insurance, and medical costs are provided. Travel arrangements are organised and funded by VSA along with other costs.
Use your veterinary skills and help encourage improved wellbeing practices for animals in Tonga.
VSA have a fantastic assignment based in Tonga working for The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry & Fisheries (MAFFF)’s Livestock Division. The Division is responsible for the care of all animals and livestock, and works closely with local animal owners to provide effective advice and veterinary services.
In Tonga, animals and livestock are an important part of the social, cultural and economic environment. The Livestock Division is committed to improving animal wellbeing in Tonga. With only one Veterinary clinic in the country, they are keen to have a volunteer help strengthen the capacity and knowledge of division staff.
In this assignment you will train staff to develop their knowledge in animal welfare, illness and surgery, and educate owners in the areas of medical care, well-being and housing for animals.
This is a unique opportunity for you to share your skills, knowledge and experience and help contribute in improving the livelihood of animals in Tongan communities.
We are looking for a volunteer with:
– Veterinary qualification and licence
– Certification to order and administer drugs
– Experience in training and mentoring
– Ability to provide technical advice
– Dedication, compassion and love of animals
This is an assignment of up to two years based in Tonga.
About volunteering with VSA
VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.
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