We are looking for volunteer vets and vet nurses to lend a helping hand at the charity animal shelter on the beautiful island of Grenada in the West Indies! Volunteers will be required to assist in general health checks and surgeries.
The Grenada Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA) requires qualified veterinarians with a minimum of two years post qualification experience to assist at their clinic throughout the year.
Dates are therefore flexible and volunteers are invited to submit their available dates for consideration. Originally founded in 1936 as the Royal Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the Grenada SPCA is one of the oldest societies in the Caribbean.
Based in St George’s, the capital and port city of Grenada, the GSPCA is a non-profit, volunteer organization employing a full time veterinarian along with technical staff and admin manager.
Their programs include: low cost and free spay/neuter clinics vaccination clinics, volunteer vet scheme and community outreach programs for unwanted, abused, neglected or stray animals.
Their hospital offers: low cost spays and neuters, vaccinations, de-worming along with general care in a low cost clinic.
The country this project is based in is listed as a high risk of Zika virus on the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) website. Please follow the advice on their website when considering participating in this project.
Working hours will be approximately 8.30am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.
The days at the GSPCA are varied and no one day is the same so a formal itinerary is not available but you may be asked to spay and neuter cats and dogs and also help with other treatments such as broken bones or animals that have been involved in RTA’s and more mundane day to day jobs such as vaccinations. The hospital facilities include a waiting room, treatment rooms, office, surgery and kennels to hold approximately 10 to 12 dogs and cats.
You will have time to visit the stunning beaches of this wonderful island and a trip to the nutmeg factory or a rum distillary are highly recommended.
Volunteers will stay in accommodation provided for by the GSPCA at their premises – a shared apartment attached to the hospital. Bedding is provided. Food is not provided, but facilities are available for volunteers to cook for themselves. The GSPCA is within walking distance of a supermarket and restaurants or volunteers can take a bus ride to the island shopping area which costs $2.50EC
Volunteers are asked to cover their own flight costs – a return flight to Grenada, Point Salines International Airport (the new airport name is Maurice Bishop International Airport), from London is expected to cost around £750 depending on the time of year as Grenada is a popular tourist destination. A member of GSPCA will meet you at the airport and take you to the accommodation provided.
Volunteers are responsible for their own transport to and from the airport in their own country of residence.