Veternarian Work in Ghana with Projects Abroad

Location: Ghana

Term: Throughout the year

Program Duration: Summer, 1-2 Years, 2-4 Weeks, 3-6 Months, 5-8 Weeks, 7-12 Months, 9-12 Weeks, 1-2 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

Projects Abroad Inc 600 B Street Suite 300 San Diego, CA 92101 United States

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Phone: 1-212-244-7234

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Ghana, in Western Africa, is a wide expanse of mostly low plains. Its climate is hot and tropical with pockets of dry or humid areas in certain parts of the country. A portion of the land is used for farming and the welfare of domestic animals is an essential for rural development.

Shadowing local vets will give you the opportunity to observe diseases that have been eradicated in the West and will also give you a better understanding about the problems that vets and farmers face.

As an intern in Ghana on one of our veterinary internships, you can provide effective and practical help working on a variety of tasks. When you arrive at work on your first day, you will be assigned a supervisor who will advise and support you throughout your internship; of course our Projects Abroad staff is always on hand too.


In Ghana, Projects Abroad interns work in city clinics. In the mornings this involves dealing with pets such as dogs and cats, but many of the patients are small back garden livestock like goats and chickens.

In the afternoon there are sometimes opportunities to go out into the field to visit farms. You'll learn how to handle different animals and will see examples of diseases and conditions that have almost been eradicated in developed countries. Your input will be greatly encouraged and appreciated.



Intern Types
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences
  • Animal Sciences
  • English

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Include Description:

Food, Accommodation, in-country Transportation, Travel & Medical Insurance, Constant Support of Full-Time Staff.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Animal Welfare
  • Veterinary Science
  • Conservation
  • Community Development
Typical Volunteer
Open-minded with a desire to travel.
Age Range
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant. This Program is also open to Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Home-stays

Participants Travel to Ghana

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Letters of Reference
  • Written Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
10 days
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
Year Founded