STEF Thailand Opens Veterinary Volunteer Programme

STEF veterinary centre

An elephant in the treatment barn at the STEF Veterinary Centre

Our sister charity, STEF Thailand, has now established a veterinary volunteer programme at the STEF-funded veterinary hospital near Khok Kloi. This programme provides the opportunity for veterinary students, nurses and qualified veterinary professionals to learn about the care of the magnificent but endangered Asian elephant. Our chief veterinary officer, Dr Aon, will mentor the volunteers, providing participants the chance to observe medical procedures, learn about routine diagnostic tests, travel with the mobile clinic and learn about elephant husbandry and welfare.

The course is available for a minimum of one week, but can be extended (with a 15% reduction in cost for each additional week booked), and may qualify as part of CPD for veterinarians and nurses, and as part of the EMS requirement for veterinary students. The course is run by STEF Thailand, and initially will take up to two volunteers at one time, with good accommodation on site.

If volunteering at the STEF Veterinary Centre sounds like something you would like to do, you can make a booking through the STEFT website.  For more information please visit the STEFT website or email: coordinator@stefthailand.org.  Places can be booked on line, but the programme doesn’t commence until 6th November.

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