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Veterinary Medicine Internships in Mexico

  • UBICACIÓN: Guadalajara
  • ROL: Asistir al veterinario local
  • REQUISITOS: Es necesario haber terminado al menos tres años de la carrera universitaria veterinaria
  • TIPO: Clínica veterinaria
  • ALOJAMIENTO: Familias de acogida
  • PRECIO: Desde 2405€ dólares americanos
  • ¿QUÉ ESTÁ INCLUIDO? Comida, alojamiento, viaje desde y hacia el aeropuerto especificado, seguro, transporte desde y hacia el proyecto donde trabajarás, página web personal, introducción y orientación, apoyo 24/7
  • ¿QUÉ NO ESTÁ INCLUIDO? Vuelos, costo de la visa, gastos individuales
  • DURACIÓN : Desde 3 semanas
  • FECHAS DE INICIO: Flexibles

Veterinary Medicine Internships in Mexico with Projects AbroadProjects Abroad Veterinary Medicine interns live and work in Guadalajara, our main base in Mexico. Guadalajara is a large city where many people have pets in their homes, but not everyone can afford expensive veterinary care. The city therefore has several public animal clinics, where cheaper treatments are available. The city also has a problem with abandoned pets after people realize they cannot afford the costs of pet ownership.

Working as a veterinary intern will allow you to gain invaluable experience of a wide range of treatments and veterinary practices in Mexico. Shadowing and helping local vets will give you knowledge of diseases that are uncommon elsewhere in North America and will provide a better understanding of the problems that local vets face. By showing enthusiasm and displaying your knowledge, the local vets may allow you to get involved in a wide range of hands-on and practical treatments.

All interns joining the Veterinary Medicine project in Mexico need to have completed at least three years of veterinary studies at the university level. If you do not have three years of experience or you prefer a more care-based role, you can work with birds, reptiles, and other non-domestic animals on our Animal Care project.

Veterinary Medicine Experience in Mexico with Projects Abroad

Interns work in a large clinic in central Guadalajara. At the clinic interns are involved in all the treatments given to the animals. The majority of animals treated are domestic pets such as cats, dogs, and birds, but occasionally exotic animals are brought to the clinic for treatment. Interns will sit in on the general consultations with the animals and their owners, observe surgeries, assist with x-rays, and help with animal physical therapy treatments.

As an intern, on your first day at work you will be assigned a project supervisor who will be able to advise and support you during your internship, and of course our Projects Abroad staff are always on hand too.

This placement is happy to receive interns who speak minimal Spanish, although please be aware that the more Spanish you do speak and understand the more you will get from the project. We encourage all interns to try and learn as much Spanish as possible before arriving or consider taking a Spanish Language Course before or during your Veterinary Medicine internship.

Please note that this project is closed for two weeks over the Easter and Christmas holidays and is also closed for the first two weeks of August. During these times you may be interested in joining the Animal Care or Conservation programs.

All volunteers on projects in Guadalajara and Cuidad Guzman have the opportunity to add a 7-Day Conservation Project to the end of their main placement. For more information visit our 7-Day Mexico Conservation Project page.