The Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) has launched a bursary for VNs who want to volunteer their skills for charitable projects around the world.

Volunteering abroad on a WVS project is a fantastic way to gain new experiences.

Enabled by Centaur Services, the WVS said the bursary will cover the travel and accommodation costs of sending up to 12 nurses each year on animal welfare projects.

From Asia to Africa

From dog shelters in Thailand, to elephant orphanages in Zambia, typical workloads can involve performing spay and neutering surgeries, vaccinations and other veterinary procedures.

WVS marketing manager Emma Harrison said: “Volunteering abroad on a WVS project is a fantastic way to gain new experiences and further enhance your veterinary nursing skills in a different and unique environment.

‘Unique opportunity’

“This bursary is a unique opportunity for VNs to get involved without the worry of the expense, while, at the same time, helping provide animals in need with essential veterinary care.”

The bursary is available to qualified VNs working in a UK or European veterinary practice who have at least three years’ experience. Successful applicants will be asked to write a blog and document their experiences.

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