Veterinary Dog Clinic in Peru
Veterinary Dog Clinic in Peru
Provide vital veterinary services to the local community

Provide vital veterinary services to the local community

Dog getting a vaccine injection in Peru
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Cute dog getting his vaccine shot

Cute dog getting his vaccine shot

Volunteer at the Veterinary Dog Clinic in Peru
Animal welfare
Improve animal welfare in Cajamarca

Improve animal welfare in Cajamarca

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Peru, as with most Latin American countries, possesses an abundance of stray dogs that are without shelter and at high risk of illnesses, hunger and animal abuse. With an estimated 30,000 stray dogs in Cajamarca, there currently does not exist a centralised government effort to tackle dog overpopulation.

This program partners with a local initiative with the central aim of implementing a sustainable & humane animal population control by means of a sustainable, low-cost sterilization efforts through proven humane and effective method to manage community cat and dog colonies.

They aim to operate in cooperation with the UNC veterinary hospital (the veterinary hospital of the Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca, the main higher education institution of the city), student associations and both national and international participants.

As such, participants will be working with a skilled team of local veterinarians and vet students to provide quality veterinary care and educational services. Some of your tasks may include (depending on the skill degree):

  • Physical examination
  • Pre-surgery preparation of patients
  • Sutures
  • Assist veterinarians with surgical procedures
  • Post-surgery: provide recovery and attention to patients
  • Data collection and registering
  • Scheduling
  • Fundraising and communication campaigns
  • Logistics


  • Improve animal welfare in Cajamarca.
  • Actively participate in high quality spay /neuter program. Understanding the fundamentals and standards of small animal field surgery clinics.
  • Learn different surgery techniques, infectious disease control, animal behavior and public health.
  • Learn about the challenges faced by CREE and other animal NGOs.
  • Help create an animal database and various statistical data to be used in future academic research
  • Foster cultural awareness and interact with local community members and organizations


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Cajamarca, Peru

You will be staying in the district of Puyllucana which is a small village found in the east-northern part of Cajamarca.It is a beautiful location with great weather and friendly locals.

Located only a short distance away from Cajamarca city (Capital and largest city of Peru’s Cajamarca Region, enriched in culture and history), this quiet location provides a relaxing atmosphere after a day out. The accommodation has a beautiful view of the Andes Mountain Range and is close to the Amazon Rainforest, it will bring you back to South American nature!

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Sunday - Arrival

CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Early in the morning or evening

CIX (Captain Carlos Martinez de Pinillos International Airport) Saturday or Sunday : Pick Up from airport 0:800-10:00 and 18:30-22:00

If this is your first day, an orientation will take place in Cajamarca before program transfer

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Monday - Friday
  • Breakfast
  • Work session or free time
  • Lunch
  • Work session or free time
  • Dinner

  • Optional to work from 4 to 5 hrs. on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings.

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Saturday - Departure
Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (30 mins) for earliest flights Saturday afternoon
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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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More Information


  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredNo
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • Appropriate clothing for working and riding with horses


The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chili peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grains, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy!


You will be staying in our accommodation center in Puyllucana, Rural Cajamarca countryside. The house is made with traditional materials such as adobe and stone, it also has a large garden. Wi-Fi will be available only in common areas. We recommend also using 3G data if staying connected is important to you.

All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Although rooms will be cleaned daily by staff, you will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep accommodation neat and organized.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Veterinary Dog Clinic in Peru

AvailabilityClosedCurrently not available please contact us for other options.
Price per person$430/week
Minimum Duration1 week