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 and learning directly from a vet

In een oogopslag

  • Add practical veterinary medicine work experience to your CV by observing and learning directly from local vets.
  • Work at a veterinary clinic in Brasov.
  • Get real insight into the day-to-day life of a vet, and how they interact with pet owners.
  • Live with a Romanian host family, and seize the opportunity to explore Eastern European life.



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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. 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. As an intern at a veterinary practice, you will assist in feeding pets that stay overnight and clean their enclosures.

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 a veterinary clinic in the city of Brasov.

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.

Luchthaven transport, vluchten en visums

Na aankomst op de vooraf bepaalde luchthaven, zal een medewerker van Projects Abroad je persoonlijk opwachten. Meer informatie over de verschillende luchthavens, oriëntatie en visums kun je op onze Roemenië Aankomstprocedure pagina terugvinden.

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 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.

As 5pm draws closer, you may help feed animals that are staying overnight at the clinic.

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 a busy practice, providing 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.

Management plans

We hebben onze doelen en belangen van onze projecten uitgeschreven in onze Management Plans. Op deze manier kunnen we uitgebreid plannen welk werk moet gebeuren op elk project. Het helpt ook om het werk te meten en te evalueren wat we elk jaar bereikt hebben.

Het is uiteindelijk de bedoeling dat onze Management Plans de projecten effectiever maken. Je gaat daardoor deel uitmaken van een duurzaam project dat impact heeft waar het echt nodig is. Lees meer over onze Management Plans.

Onze impact

Onze projecten zijn opgesteld voor de lange termijn, en er worden elk jaar specifieke doelen vooropgesteld. Elke vrijwilliger en stagiaire helpt met het behalen van deze doelstellingen, hoe lang ze ook helpen op onze projecten.

Elk jaar evalueren we de voortgang in het behalen van de doelstellingen. Daarom hebben we een Global Impact Report opgesteld waar we al onze verwezenlijkingen verzamelen. Kom meer te weten over de impact die onze internationale groep vrijwilligers, stagiaires en staff hebben gemaakt en lees het laatste nieuwe rapport.

Maaltijden en accommodatie

Je verblijft bij een gastgezin of in gedeelde vrijwilligersappartementen in Brasov. Uw gastheer verwelkomt u in hun huis, wil graag hun gewoonten delen en u hen over uw eigen cultuur laten leren.

Dit is de beste manier om jezelf volledig onder te dompelen in de Roemeense cultuur en een unieke ervaring te beleven.

We proberen ervoor te zorgen dat je met minstens een andere Projects Abroad vrijwilliger of stagiaire verblijft. Jouw kamer is bescheiden maar comfortabel, proper en veilig. Jouw kamer is bescheiden maar comfortabel, proper en veilig.

De kostprijs van het project is inclusief drie maaltijden per dag.

Lees meer over onze accommodatie.

Weekend en vrijetijdsactiviteiten

Doe vrijwilligerswerk in Roemenie en ervaar het dagelijkse leven in Oost-Europa. Er zijn verschillende soort activiteiten die je kunt doen in je vrije tijd.

Dit is de ideale locatie voor liefhebbers van architectuur met zijn rustieke gebouwen in de straten. De Biserica Neagră is slechts een voorbeeld van de prachtige gothische architectuur die je overal in het land kunt terugvinden.

Niet alleen de gebouwen maken het de moeite waard, ook de smalle straten geven Roemenie zoveel karakter!

Bezoek Bran Castle in Transylvania, de thuis van de befaamde Count Dracula. Vergeet ook niet het ASTRA museum te bezoeken en jezelf onder te dompelen in de Roemeense folklore.

De kans is groot dat je gaat samenwerken met andere vrijwilligers. Dit geeft je de mogelijkheid om in groep op verkenning te gaan.

Veiligheid en ondersteuning

Jouw veiligheid heeft onze hoogste prioriteit. We hebben verschillende procedures opgezet zodat jouw ervaring in het buitenland zorgeloos en veilig verloopt. Onze Projects Abroad staff is 24/7 beschikbaar, zowel door de week als tijdens het weekend, om je te ondersteunen en begeleiden. Zij zorgen ervoor dat jij je altijd veilig en comfortabel voelt. Mocht je ergens tegenaan lopen, dan zijn ze altijd beschikbaar om je te helpen.


Lees meer over veiligheid en ondersteuning.

Bij jouw inschrijving vragen we een aanbetaling te doen van slechts €295, wat wordt afgetrokken van de totaalprijs.

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