If you have a passion for animal care, a Veterinary internship in Guatemala offers the opportunity to gain real-world experience assisting local vets. Interns can experience a range of treatments and procedures, helping to care for a wide range of domestic and farm animals.
Veterinary internships are based around the stunning city of Antigua, where interns shadow and assist practicing veterinarians treating both domestic and farm animals. Interns get a real-world experience of the veterinary profession, learning from local professionals and carrying out tasks appropriate for your level of experience.
Interns can expect to assist with activities such as animal rehabilitation, providing emergency care, surgeries, and helping to diagnose animals. Interns can also assist with general animal care, such as feeding, bathing, brushing, helping with obedience training and administering medication.
Veterinary interns can also help on programs to help neglected street animals, or stray animals with injuries. Interns support local vets to pick up stray animals requiring assistance, helping to provide treatment, medication, care and neutering.
Veterinary interns learn from a qualified and experienced supervisor, and can be involved in:
- Animal treatment and rehabilitation
- Emergency care
- Assisting with surgeries
- General care
- Administering medications
Professional development opportunities:
- Work with veterinarians and animal care technicians
- Assist in various procedures
- Learn about different protocols for animal care
- Gain practical skills and boost your employability, with guidance from Intern Abroad HQ’s Experiential Learning Curriculum to support your learning and cultural intelligence
- Hone and practice your Spanish language skills
- Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm
- Shadow and assist practicing veterinarians for a real-world experience
- Enable better care for animals in Guatemala
- Gain relevant work experience around the popular tourist city of Antigua
Types of host organizations:
- Veterinary clinics
|“While in Guatemala for 6 weeks, Intern Abroad HQ allowed me to combine my program work with their experiential learning program. The guidance provided through the Intern Abroad HQ program provided fresh structure and insight and the reflections on things like culture, communication, problem-solving and expectations really helped with my adjustment period and ability to think outside the box. I’d definitely recommend this approach to anyone else looking to intern abroad!” - Samuel John, New Zealand|
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- All Intern Abroad programs attract a Registration Fee of US$299 in addition to the Program Fee.
- All payments attract a 5% transaction fee to cover international banking fees and currency charges. International wire transfer payments attract a minimum fee of US$75.
- * Terms and Conditions do apply
What extra costs will I have?
- Visa, flights, travel insurance (mandatory), vaccinations, criminal background check.
- Transfer back to the airport at conclusion of the program.
- Language lessons.
- Souvenirs + tourism/leisure activities during free time.
- Personal spending money to cover basic expenses such as drinks, snacks, laundry, and public transportation. Interns generally find US$40 per week to be sufficient.