Veterinary shadowing in Ghana



Gap Year, Year Out, Volunteer, veterinary shadowing, Africa, animals,

Assisting the veterinary nurse in the surgery


Veterinary shadowing in Ghana is perfect for:

  • those who love animals, and have had experience working looking after them in veterinary clinics, veterinary hospitals, kennels, catteries, animal shelters, animal conservation projects

  • those contemplating a career in veterinary science and applying for university placement and wishing to have some experience working with domestic animals in a third world country.

Standards of animal care differ in Ghana.  It is important to take into account that most families live below the poverty line and may not have the money or the knowledge on how to care properly for their pets.

You will shadow the vets and veterinary nurses and share your skills and knowledge with them contributing towards the improvement of veterinary standards in Ghana.  Working in clinics, helping in surgery and visiting outreach projects you will gain invaluable experience of how vets operate in Africa.

At the same time, you will become part of the community and meet the warm and friendly Ghanaians who will welcome you to their country and into their hearts.


Where you will stay

Volunteers stay in single sex dorm bedrooms, with bunk beds, ceiling fans and en-suite shower rooms with w.c. and basin.  The volunteer house is modern, clean and airy.

Sewing - teaching the ladies how to make fashions

The Volunteer House

Volunteers have three meals daily at the Volunteer House and you will need to get yourself to your work placements by local bus or taxi which is very cheap.  Drinking water sachets are included as is orientation on arrival and accompanying you to your placement until you are confident to get their on your own.

Gap Year, Ghana, volunteer,

Red Red and friend plantain – Ghanaian food


In your spare time

The NGO you will be staying with can organize group trips to Milly’s Beach, Cape Coast, Mole National Park or the Volta Delta Region.  If there are any local events going on,  they will let you know and take you if you want to go.

Volunteering in Ghana

Beach vendors at Labadi Beach in Ghana




Number of weeks Price What's included
2 weeks £1,050 Pre-departure advice and support
3 weeks £1,250 Airport collection on arrival
4 weeks £1,450 Accommodation at Volunteer House
5 weeks £1,650 3 meals daily
6 weeks £1,850 orientation on arrival
7 weeks £2,050 free drinking water
8 weeks £2,250 introduction to placement
9 weeks £2,350
10 weeks £2,450 (There is a £200 registration fee included in these placement fees)
11 weeks £2,550
12 weeks £2,650
Book now! Fill in form, return to us with a deposit of £195 to secure your placement