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World Vets Student Program: Summer Success! 


World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is our student program based in Nicaragua. In operation since 2012, it provides veterinary, pre - veterinary and veterinary technician students a unique learning and cultural experience.  

Stationed at our Latin America Veterinary Training Center, students receive hands on clinical experience as well as opportunities working in an international field environment. 

This program has students work with licensed veterinary instructors to carry out various clinical tasks; from preparing animal patients for surgery to monitoring their vital signs and administering medicine, in addition to tending to patients in recovery. Veterinary students also receive one on one instruction and guidance in performing spay/neuter procedures.   



  






What's more, students and instructors take part in community outreach initiatives. Such activities not only facilitate interaction with the local populace and their animals. It also provides much needed veterinary services in rural communities, all provided at no charge. As such, our IVM Program pairs educational learning with community service for the greater good.  










This summer our IVM Program benefited hundreds of animals, from cats and dogs to horses, rabbits, and pigs. The students who participated also received a once in a lifetime experience! We'd like to thank all of the veterinary instructors for volunteering their knowledge and skills. We'd also like to acknowledge IVM Program leadership (pictured below), for making this summer's program a success!



To coincide with the North American winter break, we have "winter sessions" scheduled during the month of December. Student openings are still available on these upcoming sessions! See dates for upcoming IVM Program sessions here

This opportunity is not only for students. We have volunteer instructor positions open to licensed veterinarians and/or licensed veterinary technicians.
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Membership not only provides support for our international veterinary aid projects, it also allows you to secure a position on one of our projects as a volunteer before it is advertised to the general public. Read more about membership.

 
Featured Volunteer Opportunities:


Galati, Romania
September 19 - 26, 2015   
  

September 23 - 30, 2015  


Paramaribo, Suriname
October 12 - 19, 2015



See all upcoming volunteer opportunities here 
2016 Volunteer Opportunities Coming Soon!

The wait is almost over! Prospective volunteers, as well as World Vets members, can expect 2016 opportunities to be listed as "coming soon" on our
website starting now through until the end of year. New opportunities will be posted once they have been confirmed. As always, opportunities will be available to veterinarians, technicians, students and assistants (no previous experience required). Learn more about volunteer descriptions and/or volunteer opportunities.


If you wish to receive email alerts when registration opens for 2016 trips, in addition to the chance to sign up early, we recommend you become a member or renew your membership with World Vets. Read more about membership here 
 
A few Spring 2016 opportunities are already listed on our website. You can see these locations and dates here.
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