London Vet Show (LVS) will be offering delegates the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to Borneo with Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) at this year’s event.
Taking place at Olympia on November 20 and 21, delegates at LVS can win the trip for two people, worth £12,000, by collecting a stamp in their LVS passport from each of the participating sponsors’ stands at the exhibition.
The 12-day working holiday will include six days with International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA).
Here, they will run small-scale outreach health clinics and neutering campaigns in remote villages, providing a vital veterinary resource to local communities that are without a permanent vet in the area.
The pair will also be able to experience a jungle retreat minutes away from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where they will take in jungle cruises, explore the Gomantong Caves and enjoy a canopy walk.
This will be followed by two days’ relaxation at the Shangri-La Resort, which is surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest and has a spectacular beachfront view.
Jane Shipsey, a veterinary surgeon from the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) in Newcastle, won a trip to India at last year’s show and was joined by friend Sarah Archard from the University of Edinburgh, who is a mixed practice vet now living in Australia.
Mrs Shipsey said: “It was an amazing trip that combined a great holiday in India with the chance to experience veterinary volunteering work with WVS, which, hopefully, I will do again in the future.”
“There were so many highlights, but seeing elephants in the wild and hearing leopards at night was unmissable.”
For further information on LVS, or to register for the show, visit www.londonvetshow.co.uk or call 02476 719 687.