As veterinary students in the United Kingdom, we have the once in a lifetime opportunity to gain clinical veterinary experience working with rescued Elephants in Thailand from June 6th to July 3rd 2016, as part of the Volunteer Vet program. Unfortunately because this is a rescue and rehabilitation center, they charge a weekly fee for student experience. In order to gain the most from this unique opportunity, we have decided to spend a full 4 weeks here. As such, it will require approximately £800 each for accommodations and food.
We are reaching out to you, as our friends and family to help make this amazing month possible. Though our goal is to fundraise enough to cover only the housing and meals, any further donations will go directly to the Elephant Park itself.
We understand that not everyone can donate, but any little bit will help and be greatly appreciated.
Please, take a few minutes and look at where we will be going this coming summer:
Elephant Nature Park
Thank you again and we look forward to updating you on our progress on this amazing journey.
As a second year vet student, I am ready and excited to start doing clinical work with animals. Because this is a second career for me (formerly, I worked in law enforcement) I am trying to get the most out of every opportunity, especially ones like this. Because I don't currently know what type of practice I want to be at after graduation, I am trying to get as much varied experience as possible. This is also an amazing chance to continue my travels around the world, which is part of an ongoing lifetime goal.
For those of you that don't know me, I am also a second year student at the University of Glasgow, on this long journey to becoming a veterinarian. As part of my personal and professional development, I think it is crucial to see practice across the world. Traveling an learning will broaden my horizons. I am always seeking new adventures and going to Thailand to work and treat rescue elephants is an incredible step in my life long adventure.