A dog has his medical check up at a Veterinary Medicine placement in Romania.

Veterinary Medicine Internship in Romania

Gain practical experience by working at a local clinic or shelter and learning directly from a vet

¿De qué se trata?

Join our Veterinary Medicine internship in Romania and gain practical experience by observing and learning directly from local vets. You’ll work at either a veterinary clinic in Brasov or at dog shelter on the outskirts. This is a great way to learn more about veterinary medicine in practice if you’re considering it as a career.

Your role is observational, but as you gain confidence and prove capability, the vet may allow you to assist with basic procedures. You’ll also gain some valuable insight into working with pet owners who are worried about their furry friends.

You’ll be based in the ancient city of Brasov, living with a local host family. Seize the opportunity to explore a different culture, eat traditional food, and experience local customs!  

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Duración Mínima: 

1 semana


16 o más
Nivel básico de inglés

Is this Veterinary Medicine internship in Romania right for me?

Do you love working with animals? Are you planning on a career in veterinary medicine? Then this project is perfect for you! This internship will add value to your CV, and give you plenty to talk about in interviews and essays.

If you don't have previous experience, don't worry. You'll have a supervisor to guide you, and we encourage you to get involved and ask questions. If you're proactive and enthusiastic, the vets will be more than happy to help you learn as much as possible.

Our Veterinary Medicine placements in Romania run year-round, and you can join at any time for a minimum of one week. We recommend staying longer so you can learn as much as possible.

Volunteer and staff member stand outside the Veterinary Medicine placement in Romania.

What will I be doing on my Veterinary Medicine placement in Romania?

You will have loads of opportunities to gain veterinary medicine work experience in Romania, by working alongside local vets. Here are some of the tasks you will help with:

  • Assist local vets as they perform basic medical procedures
  • Help take care of the animals under the vet’s care
  • Deal with pet owners and help reassure them during an emotionally trying time

Assist local vets with medical procedures

As a Veterinary Medicine intern in Romania you will be working alongside experienced local vets. You will observe as they work, and we encourage you to ask many questions and make notes!

If you show enthusiasm and interest, you may also get an opportunity to assist. They will be able to guide you through various basic medical procedures. These may include:

  • Vaccinations
  • Operations
  • Laboratory work
  • Post-mortems
  • Inspections
  • Routine treatment of pets

Help take care of the animals

Apart from assisting vets with medical procedures, you will also be able to help look after the animals in their care. If you are interning at a veterinary practice, you will assist in feeding pets that stay overnight and clean their enclosures. At the dog shelter, you’ll help local staff with feeding and cleaning.

Reassure pet owners

One of the most important parts of a vet’s role is interacting with pet owners. You can probably imagine how traumatising it must be to witness your pet feeling under the weather or injured. This is why being gentle and reassuring with the owners is also important.

During your time as a veterinary intern in Romania, you will get to interact with a range of pet owners. It will give you a lot of insight into how vets handle difficult situations with pet owners. 

Where you will be working as a veterinary intern in Romania


You will be based in the ancient city of Brasov. With its terracotta-coloured roofs, gothic spires, medieval gateways, baroque buildings and pedestrian friendly streets, it’s almost like a fairy tale come to life. Although it may seem quaint and almost old-fashioned at first sight, the city is bursting with modern hustle and bustle.

Your working day will be spent at either a veterinary clinic in the city or a dog shelter on the outskirts of Brasov. The dog shelter is understaffed, and they need extra pairs of helping hands.

Evenings and weekends will normally be your free time to explore.There are always other Projects Abroad interns and volunteers around and plenty to see within Brasov and the Transylvania region in your spare time.

You will be living with a host family during your stay. They will introduce you to Romanian culture, traditions, and food. Be sure to make the most of your time with them to learn as much as possible about local life.

Recibimiento en el aeropuerto, vuelos y visado

Cuando llegues al aeropuerto, personal de Projects Abroad te estará esperando. Puedes encontrar más detalles sobre tu llegada al aeropuerto, orientación y visado en nuestra página de Procedimientos de Llegada a Rumanía.

What your typical day will be like as a Veterinary Intern in Romania

Your day will start with a healthy breakfast around your Romanian host family’s table. From here, you will head to the animal shelter or veterinary clinic using public transport. On your first day, Projects Abroad staff will be there to show you the way. 

Your work day typically starts around 8am and finishes at around 5pm. The mornings are usually reserved for general surgery where locals bring their pets to be treated. During these times you will learn how to handle animals and reassure their owners. You’ll observe how a diagnosis takes place and how vaccinations are given.

Once you’ve finished with that, you will be able to help out with other necessary tasks. This might include cleaning, running errands, or assisting with some administration.

After a morning of hard work, you will get an hour and a half’s lunch break. If your host family lives close by, you can head home to eat and rest for a bit. Alternatively, you will be able to enjoy a packed lunch at the shelter.

If you’re based at the animal shelter, your afternoon shift will include spending some time with a number of the dogs. You could take them for walks and train or socialise them.

As 5pm draws closer, you may help feed shelter animals or, if you’re working at a clinic, those that are staying overnight.

Evenings and weekends are your free time to explore. Make the most of your time in this magnificent country by going on weekend excursions with fellow interns and volunteers. Also, enjoy plenty of meals with your local host family and spend time conversing with them. It’s the very best way to learn more about their life and culture.

Dogs wait patiently for their turn to be walked by Veterinary Medicine interns in Romania.

What are the aims and impacts of our veterinarian placements in Romania

The aim of this project is to offer you the opportunity to gain practical experience and learn directly from local vets.

Doing a Veterinary Medicine internship here will give you a deeper insight into veterinary practices both in Romania and in general. Local vets are eager to get you as involved as possible and will enjoy teaching you about their work.

At the same time, you will also contribute to the welfare of animals in the city of Brasov. Romania joined the European Union in early 2007, and is one of its most disadvantaged members. As an intern, you will be based at either a shelter for stray dogs or a busy practice, catering to the full spectrum of society (and their pets). You will provide local vets with much needed extra hands to help more animals.

Join our Veterinary Medicine internship in Romania and gain practical experience working with animals.

A dog at a shelter is taken for a walk and socialised by a Veterinary Medicine intern in Romania.

Planes de gestión

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Básicamente, nuestros Planes de Gestión nos ayudan a mejorar nuestros proyectos. Esto significa que formarás parte de algo que tiene un impacto real donde más se necesita. Lee más sobre nuestros Planes de Gestión.

Midiendo nuestro impacto

Nuestros proyectos trabajan hacia objetivos claros a largo plazo con objetivos anuales específicos. Cada voluntario e interno que enviamos a nuestros proyectos nos ayudan a trabajar para alcanzar estos objetivos, sin importar cuánto tiempo participen en sus proyectos.

Cada año miramos hacia atrás y vemos cuánto hemos progresado hacia esos objetivos. También creamos un Reporte de Impacto Global que documenta nuestros logros. Obtén más información sobre el impacto que logra nuestra comunidad global de voluntarios, internos y personal y lee el último informe.

Comida y alojamiento

Te alojarás con una familia hospedera en Brasov. Ellos te recibirán en su hogar, dispuestos a compartir sus costumbres y aprender sobre tu cultura. Creemos que esta es la mejor forma de sumergirte en el estilo de vida rumano y tener una experiencia realmente única.

Haremos lo posible por alojarte con al menos otro voluntario o interno de Projects Abroad. Tu habitación será sencilla pero cómoda, limpia y segura.

El coste del programa incluye tres comidas al día.

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Actividades de ocio y tiempo libre

Participar en un voluntariado en Rumanía te permitirá probar el estilo de vida del Este de Europa. Con tantas actividades seguramente encontrarás mucho que hacer en tu tiempo libre.

Este país es perfecto para amantes de la arquitectura, pues posee impresionantes edificios antiguos bordeando sus calles. La Iglesia Negra es un ejemplo de su cautivadora arquitectura gótica, con sus paredes de piedra ennegrecida por un incendio que azotó el área en el siglo XVII.

Y no solo sus edificios son hermosos, también sus calles. ¡Especialmente cuando te escabullas en una de las calles más estrechas de Europa!

Vale la pena hacer un viaje a Transilvania y visitar el Castillo Bran, el hogar del legendario Conde Drácula. Mientras estés ahí, puedes visitar el Museo ASTRA y sumergirte en el mundo mágico del folklore rumano.

Seguramente habrá otros voluntarios, así que podrás explorar en grupo o por tu cuenta.

Seguridad y respaldo de nuestro personal

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