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Volunteer at Kombo Veterinary Clinic

My Magazine 2023/05
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Are you an animal lover looking for a unique and rewarding volunteering opportunity? Look no further and join for a volunteer session at Kombo Veterinary Services(KVS) in The Gambia! KVS offers preventive and curative medicine mostly for small animals and to a lesser extent sheep and goats. If this sounds interesting to you then you may be getting involved in the day-to-day work at Kombo Veterinary.

Under the supervision of Dr. Bart Goossens and Dr Busayo Ajiboye, and our Veterinary nurses Sheila and Maimuna, you will learn theory and practical techniques to assist them in their daily tasks. This includes examining animals, diagnosing illnesses and determining the best treatments, wound dressing and treatment, vaccinations and surgeries. It will also include helping in taking care of hospitalized animals by providing intensive care, feeding and cleaning cages. You will learn on how best to advise pet owners on nutrition, preventive health care and general care.

KVS is equipped with two consultation rooms, a surgery room, digital X-ray and ultra-sound machines and offers blood and faecal examination, dental care and grooming services. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to learn about these services and gain hands-on experience in providing them.

The working hours are from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, and Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm. During this time, you will work with a dedicated team of professionals who are passionate about providing the best possible care for animals in the region.

By volunteering at Kombo Veterinary you will not only gain valuable experience in your field of interest, but you will also make a meaningful contribution to the local community. KVS serves as an important resource for pet owners in the country and the sub-region, and your work will help to ensure that animals receive the care they need to lead healthy and happy lives.

Overall, if you are looking for a unique and fulfilling volunteering opportunity, Kombo Veterinary Services in The Gambia is waiting for you! Apply today and get ready to learn and at the same time make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners in this beautiful country.


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