PACS requires Clinic Assistants to be able to meet the needs of the island’s animals: the position of Clinic Assistant varies from day to day, as we never know what animal/situation is going to come through our gates so you will need to be flexible. There are, however, also scheduled daily & weekly tasks which include:

  • feeding 
  • walking dogs
  • cleaning & laundry
  • tick-picking & spraying
  • giving treatment to ill or recovering animals
  • assisting the nurse & patient restraint
  • fundraising
  • catching & transporting stray animals
  • photography
  • instrument scrubbing
  • swab cutting & folding
  • posting on social media
  • administration and more!

The bottom line is that the comfort & happiness of our hospitalised and “in-house” animals is in your hands! Training is provided on arrival, and team support is available at all times, but Clinic Assistants are expected to become independent & responsible members of the PACS team.

We require a minimum of 3 months commitment and the rota is arranged on a pattern of 5 days on and 2 consecutive days off which will reduce to 4 days per week if we have 3 full time volunteers. If you are unable to commit to 3 months we may be able to accommodate you if we are short on volunteers so it’s always worth getting in touch.

This is a unique opportunity to make the most of your time abroad. You will:

  • get to know the super intelligent and resilient Thai Dog
  • involve yourself fully in the daily life of a Thai island and:
  • become fully involved in the healing processes of our patients
  • experience the immense satisfaction of a previously injured animal, returning home healthy, knowing you were a big part of their recovery process 🙂

IMPORTANT! Before you apply for a Clinic Assistant position, please be aware of the nature of the work you will be undertaking and the commitment you are making.

You will need to be prepared for the following on a daily basis: 

  • working in very hot and humid conditions 
  • getting very dirty and incredibly sweaty 
  • spending a lot of time cleaning – including faeces, diarrhoea and vomitus 

In addition to the tough physical nature of the work, it can also be very emotionally challenging at times. We have found that, while most volunteers thrive on this work and find immense satisfaction in volunteering with us, it is not for everyone.

If you have any doubts at all as to your ability to cope, it may be better to leave the role to someone else rather than letting a lot of animals down by quitting early! The consequences of not fulfilling your commitment has a negative impact on everyone. To try to prevent last-minute cancellations, PACS requests a non-refundable deposit to secure your placement and accommodation at the time we confirm your stay.

If all that hasn’t put you off and you are still determined to join us, then you are probably just who we are looking for! Please submit our application form {LINK TO ‘VOLUNTEER’} and a copy of your Resume.