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Intern in Veterinary Medicine in Romania

  • Placement locations: Brasov
  • Role: To shadow and assist a local vet
  • Requirements: None
  • Type of placement: Veterinary practice, dog shelter
  • Accommodation: Host family
  • Length of placement: From 2 weeks
  • Start dates: Flexible

Veterinary intern in Romania

Romania joined the European Union in early 2007 and is one of its poorest members. As a veterinary volunteer in Romania, you will provide an extra pair of hands: volunteers are privileged to be in a position where they can learn vast amounts from qualified vets. Whether you are a pre-university student considering a career in veterinary medicine, an undergraduate or a graduate, working as a veterinary volunteer you could get involved in vaccinations, operations, laboratory work, post-mortems, inspections and the routine treatment of pets.

Based either in a busy veterinary practice or in a dog’s shelter in the city of Brasov, the English-speaking vets will be able to share their knowledge with you. By showing initiative and willingness to get involved, you will be able to enhance this process and gain some truly valuable international work experience. This will ultimately increase your prospects within this highly competitive field.

Volunteer and Intern with Animals in Romania

Volunteers working at the veterinary practice assist in treating a range of different animals. The mornings are usually reserved for general surgery where locals bring their pets. During these times, you will learn how to handle animals and reassure their owners as well as observe how a diagnosis takes place and inoculations are given. At the dog’s shelter, volunteers also assist with surgery and can help with the general care and feeding of animals. The vets here need a lot of help with looking after the animals.

These volunteer veterinary internships will give you a unique insight into veterinary practice both in Romania and in general. The vets are eager to get you as involved as possible and will enjoy teaching you about the veterinary practice in their country.

Veterinary Volunteers and Interns in Romania

"My placement here is at a dog shelter. This shelter has 800 dogs living there. Every dog is different and they each have their own unique story. It fascinated me and I fell in love with the place almost immediately. Every day there is something new for me to do. There are two Veterinarian doctors at the shelter. They are young but they are very skilled in what they do. I have the greatest opportunity almost everyday to assist them and help them in surgeries of many different kinds. The doctors are very patient with me and they want for me to learn. The shelter also receives calls to pick up injured or abandoned dogs and cats."

Trina Sanderson
Veterinary Volunteer in Romania

This project is available for less than a month if you don't have time to join us for a month or more. This project has been selected by our local colleagues as being suitable for shorter durations for both the host community and the volunteer. Although you will gain valuable cultural insight and work intensely within the local community please be aware that you may not be able to make the same impact as someone participating for a longer period.

Interns seeking a different cultural experience have the option of participating on a more unique project for one week at the end of their project. For more information, please visit the Classical & Medieval Archaeology in Romania page. Our Combinations Page explains how you can combine not only projects, but also destinations.

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