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Phuket Surgical Training Internship

Price Thailand 2-3 weeks
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Phuket Surgical Training Internship


Students in their final year of vet school help manage the stray dog and cat population in Phuket and the surrounding islands by providing free sterilizations, vaccinations, treatments, and education about effective animal management and welfare. The vet staff at this clinic has received international training and support from the WSPA and the RSPCA.



2-week session: $900 USD

3-week session: $1,350 USD

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Every Sunday, closed for Thai New Year (mid-April)
  • Departure Time
    Small Animal
  • Return Time
    Vet Students (Final Year only)
  • Dress Code
    Training is provided for all activities. Limited to 2 students per session.
  • Included
    On-Site Support
    Pre-Departure Support
  • Not Included
    Airport Transfers
    Free-time Activities
    Laundry Facilities
    Travel Insurance
    Visa Fees (if applicable)
Monday - Saturday:
Students rotate between the boarding clinic, private vet practice, non-profit spay/neuter operations, and mobile clinic.
Free Time

Tour Location

Accommodation is not provided by this program, but our team is more than happy to connect you with several options for safe, comfortable housing near the surgical center. Most local hotels cost $100-200 USD per week, largely dependent on your personal budget. Program Coordinators at the center will point you towards the best local groceries & eateries. The cost of food is $20-50 USD per week.


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Vet/Animal Activities:

Daily Activities: Spay/neuter operations (ET intubation, IV catheter placement, anesthetic monitoring, surgical experience*, post-op recovery) Consultations Diagnostics (radiography, ultrasound, blood work, etc.) Basic treatments Vaccinations Microchipping Mobile clinic (frequent visits to remote villages that do not have access to veterinary services – onsite sterilization, vaccination, and basic treatments)
Typical Weekly Experience Hours: Animal Experience: 30-40 Vet Experience: 40-50 Clinical Experience: 20-30 Surgical Experience: 20-30*
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 and confidence, weather, national holidays, and other variables may affect the availability of student surgeries.
Free Time: Students have Sundays off to explore Phuket. Local activities include scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boat tours, zip-lining, quad biking, and A LOT of beaches!

Free-Time Activities:

Students have Sundays off to explore Phuket. Local activities include:

  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Boat Tours
  • Zip-lining
  • Quad biking
  • A LOT of Beaches!

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!