02.01.2016 - 01.01.2018
Hello hosts and fellow Workawayers! :)
My name is Patricia, I'm Portuguese, 28yo, and I absolutely LOVE Animals!!
They have been a source of inspiration and strength throughout my life and I wish to honor that by becoming a Vet.
I have done extensive volunteering in various animal related areas (but not exclusively), ranging from Zoos, Vet clinics, Farms, Riding stables, you name it!
However, I still need to gain more experience in the field, namely with lambing, calving, some more stable work, cat and dog boarding and wildlife...
So if you are willing to help me with this, I will put both my feet and hands forward and help you in the best way I can ;)
I've worked with animals from a very young age (I was only 14 the first time I volunteered at a Vet clinic), and more recently I've worked as a Horse Groom and Farm Animal caretaker in the Pena Palace Park (Sintra, Portugal) and at the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art (Lisbon).
I've also volunteered at the Lisbon Zoo for three years, and at a Pet Therapy family owned company in Glasgow, when I was living there.
I first workawayed in 2016 in the US, not only at riding stables in the Hudson Valley (NY), but also at an organic farm in Maine, at a Buddhist Meditation center and also at a hostel in Niagara Falls.
I have always loved to learn and gain new skills, I can do a bit of everything - I'm very handy (I love to paint and fixing things and I'm not shy of hard work), and I can share all of my knowledge with you, and even teach you or your family Portuguese if you like!
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I absolutely love to dance (I've done different styles over the years), and I love doing any handmade crafts.
I can also horse ride (although no doubt I'll be very rusty!).