A veterinary medical internship abroad in Latin America and the Caribbean is a wonderful way to gain invaluable international experience with the overall routine treatment of animals and pets. For individuals on a gap year, studying veterinary medicine at university, or wanting a career break that will broaden their horizons, Projects Abroad offers Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care internships in Bolivia, and Mexico. These programs are a unique cross-cultural exchange that will enhance your résumé and increase your prospects within the field of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Care.
As a veterinary medical intern in Latin America and the Caribbean, you will provide effective and practical help to local veterinary and animal care professionals at an animal rescue centre in Guadalajara, Mexico. As an intern, you will be involved in many areas, such as feeding animals, and cleaning and repairing enclosures. Interns also have the opportunity to assist the specialists in retraining the animals to live independently, helping them to improve skills they may have lost, or never fully developed, while in captivity. During your internship, punctuality and professionalism are highly expected. Interns are usually required to work an average of 30 hours per week. While knowledge of Spanish is not necessary, most interns will be expected to be proficient in English.
Whatever your level of veterinary experience, your input in Mexico will be greatly encouraged and appreciated. Take the opportunity to make your own recommendations, or explain practices back home. Your adaptability and willingness to learn will be appreciated by your colleagues, enabling you to truly engage yourself as an active member of the team.