Helping volunteers gain veterinary experience while improving animal health and welfare around the world.

Follow Us:

Zanzibar Clinic & Sanctuary

Price Tanzania 1 week+
Scroll down

Zanzibar Clinic & Sanctuary


This mixed practice clinic provides rescue, rehabilitation, shelter, adoption, foster care, and community education services to the island of Zanzibar.


1-week session: $450 USD

Additional weeks: $450 USD/week

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Every Monday
  • Departure Time
    Small Animal | Large 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 4 volunteers per session.
  • Included
    Airport Transfers
    Laundry Facilities
    On-Site Support
    Pre-Departure Support
  • Not Included
    Free-time Activities
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees (if applicable)
Monday - Friday:
Clinic attendance and client-based veterinary work
Morning: Open Community Clinic Afternoon: Free time
Free time  

Tour Location

Volunteers stay in a shared bungalow near the clinic with 1 bedroom (4 single beds), 1 bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. Bedding (pillows, sheets, and blankets), electricity, and laundry are included. Wifi is not available, but SIM cards are cheap and easy to find. Food is not included but the staff are happy to help you find local groceries & eateries (cost is roughly $70 USD per week).

Tanzania Lodging - Global Vet Experience Vet-Experience-in-Tanzania-Animal-Rescue---Global-Vet-Experience Vet-Experience-in-Tanzania-Farm-Animals---Global-Vet-Experience


Leave a Review

Overall Rating

Leave a Reply

Animal/Vet Activities:

The workload varies throughout the week and the year, but generally the vet is busy spaying, castrating, responding to emergency and house calls as well as attending to animals brought directly to the clinic. On Saturday morning there is an Open Community Clinic where the local people bring their cows, goats and dogs for free consultation and treatment. The vet attends to any animal brought in for medical treatment including donkeys, cows, goats, dogs, cats, chicken, rabbits, birds, and monkeys.
  • Maintenance & cleaning of kennels
  • Cattery
  • Sables and paddocks
  • Dog walking and grooming
  • Horse and donkey grooming
Vet Experience (Training Provided):
  • Sterilizations
  • Vaccinations and soft tissue surgeries
  • House-calls around the island
  • Treatment of animals brought to the clinic
  • Saturday Open Clinic for the local community
  • Changing bandages
  • Bathing animals
  • Providing medication
  • Treating chronic skin problems
  • Nursing sick animals under vet supervision
Clinical Skills:
  • Perform spay/neuter surgeries under vet supervision
  • Assist in more complicated surgeries (amputations, enucleations, etc.)
  • Wound care and management
  • Splint/cast and manage broken legs
  • Develop clinical confidence by participating in consultations
  • Learn how to diagnose diseases without laboratory test facilities
  • Learn to triage emergency cases
Typical Weekly Experience Hours Include:
  • Animal Experience: 30-40
  • Vet Experience: 40-50
  • Clinical Experience: 20-30
  • Surgical Experience: 5-10
Animal welfare is the most important factor to consider when allowing students to perform surgery. 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.

Free-Time Activities:

Free Time: Volunteers have 1.5 days off to explore Zanzibar. Local activities include:
  • Nearby Beaches
  • Beach Resorts including: Nungwi, Paje and Jambiani
  • The Spice Plantation
  • Jozani Forest National Park
  • Mangroves of Mungooni and Uzi
  • Yoga Classes
  • Exploring Stone Town (souvenir shops, bars, cafes, concerts, clubs, and events)

Please submit an application for this program below. Our team will contact you with more information within 72 hours- if you don’t hear from us, please check your spam folder!