WORK CONTENT AND DESCRIPTION
You'll need a strong passion for animals to be able to become part of the Centre's
three different areas; depending on your likes, experience and level of Spanish.
These areas are:
- Helping take care of the boarding pets as well as those for sale and under medical
care (e.g. cleaning the cages, feeding the animals, checking their health, administering
their medicine, etc.)
- Helping with the pets’ grooming
- Providing assistance to the local vet during consultations and surgeries.
These activities will give you the unique opportunity to work hands-on and to observe
the reality of day-to-day care of pets while you improve your level of Spanish mingling
with local employees and dealing with clients.
The Centre also offers a wide variety of animals for sale, ranging from cats and
dogs to all types of birds (canaries, cockatiels, lovebirds, parrots of all sizes,
parakeets, etc.), reptiles (iguanas, anoles, geckos, ball python, varanus, turtles,
etc.), cold and tropical water fishes, titi monkeys and small animals (chinchillas,
guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rabbits, rats, etc.).
Additionally, the Centre organizes special talks and short courses for anyone
interested in learning about the pets’ world and the basics on veterinary nursing.
You will be welcome to both attend these talks as well as, under certain circumstances,
to give them.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Anyone who has a passion for animals and a willingness to help will be welcome!
Vet doctors or vet students
are most welcome and will be able to help with the clinic (if they have a high level
Applicants should be able to meet the following criteria:
- Have a strong passion for animals (you don't need to have a degree or any experience).
- Be over 17 years of age
- Be able to speak some Spanish (intermediate level) to work in the clinic. Your involvement
and learning possibilities will depend on your level of Spanish and willingness
to participate. The higher
your level of Spanish, the more you'll be able to make the most of the placement and the
more you'll be able to be involved.
- If you are a vet student or vet doctor, it is highly recommended that you have a
good command of the language.
- Be able to work on your own initiative – this is crucial to your success on the
We can arrange for your to do a one-month intensive Spanish course, followed by
a two-month or three-month work experience internship placement.
My Spanish is improving vastly and I am also gaining valuable work experience in
the field of journalism, which will undoubtedly help me to find a job after university. Sarah Holmes