Ecuador

Program: Veterinary Medicine & Training

Location: Ecuador, South America

Session Dates:
• 1st to 12th July, 2020
• 15th to 26th July, 2020

***Each session accommodates a maximum of 6 participants.

About The Program:
Pawesome’s Veterinary Medicine & Training Program is a unforgettable twelve day experience in companion animal welfare and shelter medicine. Our program is located on the pacific north coast of Ecuador in a tiny surfing village and provides training specifically designed for veterinary, pre-veterinary and nurse/technician students who wish to expand their clinical as well as practical veterinary skills.

Each student will have ample opportunity to participate in all aspects of shelter medicine. Tasks will include medical and surgical procedures, pre and post-operative care, animal handling and health exams. You will partake in a multi-dimensional cultural and educational experience with an emphasis on instruction via the hands on approach side by side our veterinarians, gain valuable clinical hours, develop a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine and share in many planned group and cultural activities.

For this program we partner with a local shelter to provide invaluable no cost treatments and care to the village dogs and cats, and the broader communities living in the area. All surgeries are performed on community animals that require sterilization. Members of the local community own most of the patients, but homeless cats and dogs are also considered for sterilization. Patient care and patient needs are always our top priority.

Trip Highlights:
• Five days of clinical work
• Learn high volume spay and neuter techniques
• Receive 1 on 1 surgical instruction
• Help communities in need
• Gain volunteer credit hours
• Immerse yourself in local activities including; jungle treks, surfing, swimming and horseback riding on the beach
• Spend a full day exploring Quito – the beautiful capitol city of Ecuador

Sample Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrive in Quito – Airport Pick up and Welcome Dinner
Day 2: Morning tour of Quito, afternoon tour to Middle of the World
Day 3: Travel from Quito to the Pacific Coast
Day 4: Meet and Greet with shelter staff and community supporters
Day 5: Clinic Work Day – Lectures and Labs
Day 6: Clinic Work Day – Spay and Neuter
Day 7: Clinic Work Day – Spay and Neuter
Day 8: Clinic Work Day – Spay and Neuter
Day 9: Clinic Work Day – Equine Learning / Spay and Neuter
Day 10: Activity Day – Jungle Tour
Day 11: Activity Day – Surf lesson with world famous Ecuadorian surfer
Day 12: Day of departure / Journey back to Esmeraldas

Note: This program begins in Quito and ends in Esmeraldas.

What’s Included:
• All meals and safe drinking water. Meals provided are plant based and prepared using local produce. Additional dietary requirements may be accommodated upon request.
• Accommodation – private fan room with shared bathroom, usually 2 persons per bathroom
• All tours and activities (as per itinerary)
• Transport to/from Airport*
• Work related transport
• 24 hour support by your Pawesome team leader throughout the trip
• Pre-departure support by phone/email by a Pawesome team member
• Flight booking support
• Work book of logged hours and completed skills (if applicable)
• Go Pawesome scrub top and scrub cap

What’s not Included:
• Airfare
• Personal spending money
• Travel Insurance (proof of insurance will be required for participation)
• Snacks and beverages other than water

Program Fee:
$2,290 USD
Apply before December 1st 2019 and receive a 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT