• Cambodia
    • Phnom Penh
    • Siem Reap
1 to 52 weeks

Program Details

Year Round
Weekly Hours
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
Included in the price:

Airport pick-up.
Local sim card.
Training plan.
Follow-up weekly training plan.
Accommodation in students house.
One way and a return ticket to Siem Reap.
One night hotel accommodation in Siem Reap.
24-hour advice from the time of hiring the internship.
Cambodia Tourist Information.
Accredited Training Certificated.
Final Evaluation Report.
Return to the Airport.

Not included:

Airline tickets.
Health insurance.
medical shoes (Crocs).
Medical Uniforms.
What's Included
Accommodation Airport Transfers SIM cards Some Activities Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Training plan.
One way and a return ticket to Siem Reap.
One night hotel accommodation in Siem Reap.
24-hour advice from the time of hiring the internship.
Accredited Training Certificated.
Final Evaluation Report.

What's Not Included
Airfare Meals Travel Insurance Visa
What's Not Included (Extra)

Not included:

Airline tickets.
Health insurance.
medical shoes (Crocs).
Medical Uniforms.

Aug 31, 2018
Sep 05, 2018
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About Program

Our international internship program is open to Veterinary students, veterinary doctors and nurses, animal shelter practitioners, and even veterinary journalists and writers.

You will receive a unique global learning opportunity working with professionals on the front line of animal welfare.

This is a life-changing opportunity that will give you practical skills and experience in surgery, consultation, laboratory, hospitalisation, shelter medicine, and community animals on the streets and in the Pagodas of Cambodia.

Our internship program will place you in a position to make a difference for the animals of Cambodia and take the skills you learn back to your home country.

Our goal is to share ideas, passion, knowledge and learn from each other so we can develop the unity of veterinary practitioners for the welfare of animals and public health.

We want to change the world for the animals, and we want to do it with you!

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Program Highlights

  • Work with sick, injured, and abandoned street and pagoda animals in Cambodia
  • Hands-on experience in surgery, consultation, laboratory work, shelter management, hospitalisation, and community outreach.
  • Work with medical professionals from all over the world who openly share knowledge, skills, and expertise
  • Operations include amputations, eye enucleations, trauma, dental, and more
  • Gain a thorough knowledge of laboratory analysis using up to date equipment including our Idexx Catalyst One

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Yes, I recommend this program

Fun and informational, can’t wait to come back!

I spent 8 weeks in Phnom Penh working with Animal Mama before starting my third year of vet school at Cornell. I was suppose to work somewhere else and it ended up not working out and I’m so happy to have found Animal Mama. I immediately felt like I had found “my people”. I was so happy going into work every day and even went in on days I was going to take off. I did a lot of blood smear analysis, fecals, physical exams, and helped with surgery. I also loved getting to work with the de-mining dogs, which an experience very unique to Animal Mama. I have already found since being back at school I am able to apply what I learned over the summer.

Cornell teaches a specific way to approach cases and it was so awesome to get to work on some really interesting cases with Dr Laura. Dr Laura really makes you feel like you are part of the team and always makes sure to boost your confidence (there were a lot of high fives) and created such a positive work environment. She is a gem and an excellent clinician. Yulia, who is the Executive Director of the clinic is basically Wonder Woman, she has accomplished so much and definitely served as a mentor and inspiration for me. She also makes you feel so good about the work you do and really looks out for her workers. Her partner, Darren, is also a jack of all trades who has done really impressive marketing for them which has helped them grow their multiple enterprises. I love the variety of Khmer and non-Khmer workers. You could tell everyone had such pride working there. I’m literally tearing up writing this review because I miss Animal Mama so much. Mary who is the general manager, is Khmer but speaks English without an accent, it was so cool getting to eat lunch with her everyday and hear about life growing up in Cambodia. Literally everyone that worked there was awesome. I am excited to use my new skills as they come up, I’m pretty sure I can run fecal flotations better than most vets now and have also gotten so much experience making blood smears and looking at radiographs.

They also have some permant resident dogs like one dog who was diagnosed with a super rare skin-eating fungus that was diagnosed by a visiting parasitologist. There is also a puppy that animal mama took in who was in a moto accident and was in a coma for 9 days before waking up. There are many adoptable dogs with crazy stories such as this living with animal mama...they also have a “cat room” that is literally a room filled with cats who are up for adoption and you can nap there and it’s literally the most amazing place ever. Hope to return ASAP!!

What would you improve about this program?
I wish I saw more wildlife but I think they will integrate that more into the program as it develops.
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