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Who can participate
The training is aimed at people who are already active rescuers and are willing to become a point of contact for injured and sick animals in their area. Training is given both in English and in Hindi and all materials and protocols are in English, therefore participants must be fluent in English and Hindi.
Participants must be Indian residents above 18 years old.
What trainees learn
The course is 7 days, from 9AM to 5PM each day. We combine lessons in theory, our medical protocols, and hands-on experiential learning under the supervision of our medical team.
The training covers: how to conduct a physical examination, treat fracture and spine injuries, skin diseases, respiratory infections, eye and ear problems, diarrhea and vomiting, and wounds. We also have sessions on recruiting volunteers, fundraising, and cruelty response.
How to apply
Apply for training by filling the form below. Due to the high number of applications that we receive each session, we are not able to accept all candidates. Priority will be given to experienced rescuers and to those who come from areas with limited veterinary services.
Trainees must be fully vaccinated against rabies (3 shots) to participate.
The training is given every two months, starting on the first Wednesday of the month.
The selection process takes place about 4 weeks before the training and includes a short video interview with the shortlisted candidates. Final confirmation is given about 3 weeks before the training.
The training is free of charge, and we assist the trainees with booking the accommodation and using local transport. Participants cover the costs for transport and accommodation. Scholarships are available for candidates with special circumstances.
The training is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 emergency. The next session will be announced as soon as the situation will allow it.
During the 7 days of intensive training, participants are given exposure to a wide variety of cases, making their time here packed with a huge amount of learning.
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