Elephant Veterinary Centre

A development project supported by STEF

Our main project for 2020 is the completion of a much needed Elephant Veterinary Centre at Ban Ton Sae, 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 the Phang Nga Province, 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 almost finished, and the barn for treating sick or injured elephants is well underway, but we still need funds to complete the work, to purchase veterinary equipment and to hire a vet (see news – https://southernthailandelephants.org/major-donation/  ) The Veterinary Centre should up and running and ready to receive its first elephants later this year, and it is also our aim is to provide a rest home for old and abused elephants on the land at Ban Ton Sae.

The following stage of the project will be to construct a Visitor and Education Centre at the site to explain the importance of the elephant in Thai culture, to provide an insight into elephant welfare and conservation, and to offer visitors 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