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Phnom Penh Clinic & Community Outreach

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Phnom Penh Clinic & Community Outreach

Cambodia

This program aims to create sustainable animal welfare in Cambodia by tackling overpopulation (spays & neuters), teaching local communities and schools about animal welfare (education), and improving the quality of veterinary care (training).


Cost

4-week session: $1,200 USD

Additional weeks: $300 USD/week

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Every Saturday
  • Departure Time
    Small Animal
  • Return Time
    Animal Lovers | Pre-Vet Students | Vet Students | Vet Techs & Nurses | Vets
  • Dress Code
    Training is provided for all activities. The program fee helps to support the non-profit clinic as well as volunteer activities, transportation and accommodation. Limited to 2 volunteers per session.
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Airport Transfers
    On-Site Support
    Pre-Departure Support
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Free-time Activities
    Laundry Facilities
    Meals
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees (if applicable)
    Wi-fi
1
8 AM:
Morning Feeding and Medications
2
9 AM:
Vet Rounds
3
10 AM:
Operations and Intensive treatments (e.g. Chemotherapy)
4
2 PM:
Lunch
5
4 PM:
Afternoon Feeding and Medications
This program consists of five working days and two optional free days per week. Shifts are from: 7:30am – 5:30pm, 8am – 6pm, or 8:30am – 6:30pm.
Activities may vary based on the needs of the community, including regular spay drives, emergency calls, and Khmer holidays.

Tour Location

Volunteers stay in a guesthouse adjacent to the clinic with 5 bedrooms (each with a double bed and private bathroom), a shared kitchen, and a large roof deck. Bedding (pillows, sheets and blankets), A/C, wi-fi, and TV are included. Food is not included but the staff are happy to help you find local groceries & eateries (cost is roughly $50 USD per week).

   

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Animal/Vet Activities:

Animal Care Volunteers:
  • Feeding
  • Cleaning
  • Nursing puppies/kittens
  • Providing physical therapy
  • Giving basic medication
  • Clipping nails
  • Socializing
  • General love & cuddles
    Vet Interns (Pre-vet students, Vet Students, Vet Techs/Nurses):
  • Assist vet with daily procedures
  • Manage pre & post-op care
  • Monitor vitals & anesthesia during surgery
  • Perform spay/neuter operations* (vet students only, at the vet’s discretion & under supervision)
  • Administer oral/SC/IM/IV medication
  • Other jobs at the vet’s discretion (e.g. vaccinations, blood draws, diagnostics)
Animal welfare is the most important factor to consider when allowing students to perform surgery, therefore, we cannot guarantee surgical experience in any session on any program, because welfare must be assessed in each case. The estimated number of student surgeries per week is based on past volunteer experiences, however, animal welfare conditions, student experience & confidence, weather, national holidays, and other variables may affect the availability of student surgeries.
Vets:
  • Treat sick & injured animals
  • Spay/neuter operations on street animals (TNR)
  • Mentor volunteers & trainees
    All (optional):
  • Community Outreach (visit Buddhist temples and other local communities for vaccination days, on-site treatments, and animal welfare education),
  • Research projects (congenital abnormalities in Cambodian cats, TVT, FIV, etc.)
Typical Weekly Experience Hours: 
  • Animal Experience: 30-40
  • Vet Experience: 30-40
  • Clinical Experience: 20-30
  • Surgical Experience: 5-10

Free-Time Activities:

Free Time: volunteers have up to 2 days off to explore Phnom Penh. Local activities include:
  • Central Market
  • Royal Palace
  • Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
  • Silver Pagoda
  • Wat Phnom
  • Mekong River
  • Many local events with live music
Phnom Penh is full of culture with markets and food stalls alongside western bars and restaurants. The city is centrally located, so volunteers can travel almost anywhere in the country on their days off, including Siem Reap to see Angkor Wat (a temple complex and one of the largest religious monuments in the world) or Sihahouk Vill and Kampot for the beaches.
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