Elephant Veterinary Centre
A development project supported by STEF
Our main project for 2020 has been the completion of a much needed Elephant Veterinary Centre at Khok Kloi, north of Phuket. At the moment the nearest hospital for elephants in this area is a four hour journey by truck. The services at the centre will be made available free of charge to elephant owners in Phang Nga and surrounding provinces, and we are also planning to provide a mobile veterinary clinic for elephants that cannot be transported to the veterinary centre.
The veterinary office/lab is completed, and the barn for treating sick or injured elephants is also ready, but we still need funds to purchase veterinary equipment and to pay ongoing costs for a vet and an assistant (see news ). The Veterinary Centre should up and running and ready to receive its first elephants by November.
It is also our aim to provide a rest home for old and abused elephants on the land surrounding the Veterinary Centre, and to construct a Visitor and Education Centre at the site to help visitors understand the importance of the elephant in Thai culture, to provide an insight into elephant welfare and conservation, and to offer the opportunity to have physical contact with elephants in a natural environment. To help us provide these critical services please consider supporting our project. You can donate here