Veterinary & Animal care in Ghana
Whether you work as a Veterinary Medicine or an Animal Care volunteer you will be given a placement supervisor who is responsible for giving you a full and varied flavour of the kind of work done by people in this field. You will shadow local professionals and will gain hands-on experience which befits your level of experience. You will be able to ask questions and learn from your local colleagues. You may work in a surgery or in an animal centre, and your work is likely to involve going out on visits in the local community.
Work with veterinarians in private practice or in a clinic, or venture out with vets who minister to and specialize in arm animals. You will have opportunities to work hands-on and observe the reality of day-to-day care of animals. Also make regular house calls for poultry and dogs. Some of the common diseases include: ticks, worms, foot rot, and pneumonia. Attitudes to other types of animals are also often very different.
In many developing countries there is a much higher incident rate of animal neglect, and therefore also a great need for volunteer help. Working as a volunteer on a Veterinary Medicine or Animal Care project with ARV, you will gain some fantastic work experience which would simply not be possible in your own country.