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7 unforgettable life changing days in cuba
Acquiring knowledge & unique skills
all while helping animals in need
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the vet, rvt, Pre-vet & assistant student experience that will change your life: introducing the cuban experience workshop
This is a concentrated one week program, designed to fit into your school schedule. You will learn in Cuba with a Vet or RVT, who will teach you diagnostic, handling, behaviour, nutrition and career skills. You will be making a direct impact to the dogs and cats you work with.
You will learn or assist in cytology, urinalysis, blood draws, pharmacy, and assist in spay, neuter or injury procedures. You will stay at an amazing all-inclusive resort, and will be immersed in real Cuban life and culture.
You will have the opportunity to go on fun excursions (e.g. trip to Havana, snorkelling and photography opportunities).
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Visit street sanctuaries
Meet the wonderful people who take in and care for many street dogs and cats in need.
Provide medical care for these animals with a vet and RVT.
Learn about the history of Cuba and be immersed in the culture.
Vet/RVT/VA training day
Diagnose and treat animals with a patient and understanding Vet and RVT who understands where you are at in your vet, RVT or VA journey.
We will help guide the development of your technical and medical skills.
Vet/RVT/VA clinic day
Treat cuban dogs and cats with the skills you learned, together with a Vet and RVT.
Make a difference to these animals lives!
Experience how Cuban vets do surgery - their efficiency and ability to do great work with less will surprise you.
Work in a small group with an experienced Vet and RVT, assisting with the surgeries.
Monitor recovery and give SQ fluids.
one life initiative
Make a direct difference to one life.
We set humane traps at tourist resorts for semi-feral cats, catch, sedate, treat, spay/neuter and release.
It’s an amazing experience when you are hands-on responsible for that one life.
The one life initiative depends on catch site availability and will vary from workshop to workshop.
Culture, food, excursions & safety
You will experience real Cuban life - the streets, cafe’s and people.
You will also experience the resort life, with beautiful beaches, ocean and pools.
Activities are coordinated with our English speaking interpreter, who will guide your experience within real Cuban life, and provide you with cultural competency.
Cuba is a very safe place, with thousands of North Americans visiting there annually. People are warm and friendly, and will love you for helping the animals.
Doing all of this
while enjoying an ocean front
Any RVT, vet, pre-vet and vet assistant students.
Recent Vet, RVT or assistant graduates that want a completely different experience before starting in a clinic setting.
Workshop attendees should be open to new experiences, comfortable working with animals, and should be ready to get their hands dirty.
Fill out the form below to apply for the Cuban experience workshop.
By filling out the application form, it does not guarantee you a spot.
This program can accommodate a maximum of 6 students per session.
Tuition Does Not Include:
To get you to the workshop, your airline ticket, which includes your hotel and meals at the all-inclusive resort (a pre-packaged vacation) is not included with the tuition and will cost between $850-1200 CND.
There are opportunities in your free time to go on excursions (ex. Havana, catamaran), these are not included in your tuition.
January 2018 - Full
April 7-14 2018 - 6 spots available
June 2018 - 8 spots available
October 2018 - 8 spots available