The WFFT Wildlife Hospital is the first ever wildlife hospital in Thailand, constructed in 2005. Our hospital treats hundreds of wild animals each year, but we are also open to the public for their pets and livestock.
Our hospital serves three main purposes:
• To undertake rescue operations of neglected and abused wildlife all over Thailand, and to provide emergency medical treatment, and long-term care and rehabilitation.
• To provide life long veterinary care for animals that cannot be returned to the wild.
• To provide health care to locally situated pets and animals as a goodwill mission to help our local community.
There are full time veterinarians and vet nurses employed at our wildlife hospital. Hospital volunteers assist with all duties in and around the hospital, including cleaning and animal treatments.
A volunteer position at the WFFT Wildlife Hospital is an ideal option for those that are studying to become a veterinarian or vet assistant, or a qualified veterinarian or vet assistant who wants to give something back and help wildlife.
Hospital students and volunteers will be able to:
• Observe surgical procedures and animal treatments
• Learn about wildlife medicine and rehabilitation
• Go on vet rounds to see and treat animal patients
• Clean cages, surgical rooms and areas around the hospital
Note: Physical contact and treatment of animals by volunteers will be limited. Student placements are generally observational. Assistance with procedures and treatments will be at the discretion of the vet team and based on experience level.
In order to become a hospital volunteer with us you need to fulfill the following criteria:
• You must be in good physical condition and mental condition and be able to tolerate a hot and humid climate.
• You must be able to speak English.
• You must be 18 years old or over.
• You must be a qualified veterinarian, veterinary technician, or be in at least your third year of veterinary studies (proof of experience, graduation and/or written letter of support from your school or university is needed).
• You must have a positive and practical attitude towards animal welfare and wildlife conservation.