The Jerusalem Society for The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA) is proud to announce the creation of our initiative “Vets for JSPCA Israel.”
Put your skills and experience to great use by helping us manage our large, and growing, feral cat population. You will also have the exciting opportunity of practicing in another country, while exchanging knowledge and ideas with local vets.
We have many people ready to trap and transport cats to be fixed, but a shortage of vets means our clinic cannot operate at full capacity. We are currently operating just one day a week, in the meantime, Jerusalem’s estimated feral cat population of 200,000 continues to increase.
This programme is so rewarding for qualified vets and everyone involved. To know with each cat fixed, you are literally preventing tens of thousands of kittens from suffering, is a feeling that cannot be measured.
There is no minimum commitment for number of days/weeks required to participate. The more time you can offer the better, but we are grateful for whatever you can do. We cannot cover any costs for vets who stay for less than one week, although you are still more than welcome to come and help out for the amount of time you do have.
The clinic is located in Jerusalem, and the workday would be from 9:00am-3:00pm. The rest of the time you are free to enjoy the gorgeous country.
We host you in a B&B, guesthouse or private home, offer a light lunch, and dinner is taken care of by you. We will also do our best to offer you the chance to participate in a Friday night dinner in the Old City of Jerusalem, should you wish.
Other costs we cover include pick up from and drop off at the airport, transportation to and from your B&B and clinic. Please keep receipts so we can reimburse you during your stay.
We encourage all participants to take out their own private health and travel insurance, as ours only covers for work related injuries during the time you are in the clinic.
What you need to apply
- Proof of veterinary qualifications
- Current resume, including two references in English
- Your experience performing spay/neuter surgeries
- Letter explaining why you would like to volunteer, what you expect to gain from the experience and the qualities that make you suitable
- A signed agreement to participate in the volunteer program and to accept our TNR protocol
- Diplomacy and the ability to work in a different environment from what you may be used to
If you have any questions, would like more information or to apply please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to Israel.
Hindy Pearson, Project Coordinator, Vets for JSPCA Israel