Interested an international placement for your externship? Finished your externship and looking to gain real world experience around the world with animals?

All of our placements have our volunteers directly taking part in the care and conservation of animals, both wild and domestic! Any experience of your choice would be beneficial for your CV and provide you with real world veterinary technician experience, however if you are looking for a pre-approved experience that you will be able to use for credit towards your diploma, the following experiences are perfect for you!

AEI Experiences are non-structured placements – built around your interests, your particular skill set and your schedule. AEI Experiences are project-based, working with Placement Partners that are well established in their communities. We can develop a placement for you that will allow you to contribute to a valuable project and provide you with the opportunity to travel and experience the country in which you are visiting.

We encourage our volunteers to apply for the Experience they are most interested. All of the Placement Partners need volunteers in many different fields but if you have vet technician foundations, education and experience and are interested in volunteering while using your professional skill set- these placements may be for you! Interested in learning more about fundraising for your externship?  Please check out our fundraising page!

Are you nervous about travel and your safety? It's okay, travelling and volunteering can be overwhelming, that is why we exist! To help you travel safe, volunteer smartly and get back home in one piece. To read more about how we help you stay safe, please read our Guide to Safety.


Dogs in Bhaktapur Nepal. 

Humane dog and cat population management and education.

There are more than 20,000 street dogs in Kathmandu. Working with this Placement Partner will have you humanely treat the street dog problem through a community changing spay, neuter and release program. Medical, education and animal care positions are available. Help this placement partner create a city where cruelty towards animals is eliminated.

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Dogs Rescue and Care in Kenya. 

Humane care and socialisation so dogs can be adopted in Nairobi.

While not approved for externship credits, this program is highly recommended for those interested in shelter medicine. This shelter doesn't just pick these animals up - they rescue them. All of the animals that have been brought to the centre will have the chance to be adopted in the community. To ensure these adoptions are successful, the staff and volunteers do everything they can to make these animals feel safe again.

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2 Week Wildlife Rehabilitation Medicine Course in Guatemala.

One on one volunteering and teaching with wildlife veterinarians.

Their Wildlife Programs for Veterinary Students will provide instruction in the capture, management and husbandry of Primates, Psitacines and Reptiles and will include hands-on instruction with medical treatments and surgery (as cases permit), sample collection and processing and necropsy techniques in a variety of species.

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Dogs in Mexico

Humane dog and cat population management and education.

Their mission is to reduce the pet overpopulation problem through an ethical and humane program. This organization focuses their efforts on three main objectives. Their educational campaign promotes responsible pet ownership and targets school-aged children and the general public. Their spay and neuter clinics offer low cost pet sterilization to members of the community.

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Wildlife in Guatemala.

Rehabilitate and release wild and native animals.

The wildlife of Guatemala is under threat from habitat loss, unsustainable hunting and capture for the illegal pet trade. Nearly all the animals you care for will have been seized by smugglers and animal traffickers. These animals are very young and need constant care and support so they can be released back in to the wild national parks of Guatemala.

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Adult Sea Turtle Care in Australia.

Provide care to turtles who live in the Great Barrier Reef.

This organization was formed in 2000 by concerned local marine biologists, veterinary health workers and scientists who recognized the need to rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles. Together they come to the aid of sea turtles year round, addressing their medical problems, nursing them to health and when they are well, returning them once again to the ocean.

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Wildlife in Australia.

Rehabilitate sick, injured, orphaned and displaced wildlife in West Australia.

This is an opportunity of a lifetime - working with native Australian wildlife in a quiet bushland setting, surrounded by gorgeous National Park. The main focus of this wildlife centre is a commitment to the protection and welfare of native wildlife. Participate in the rehabilitation, captive breeding and education programs at this Western Australia wildlife rehabilitation centre.

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