Rural Veterinary Clinic and Rural living in Canada



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 Min stay requested: at least 1 month

  • Description


    We are a family of four; mom, dad and two boys. Our children are now 14 and 11; they love hockey, soccer, basketball, fishing, snowmobiling and exploring the great outdoors!

    I own the vet clinic and my husband owns a vegetation management company; we are kept busy with these endeavors as well as our love for life. We enjoy workawayers that enjoy the outdoors, cooking some traditional meals and come with a skill set and a desire to get involved.

    Volunteering in the vet clinic requires you to enjoy people and animals and not just snuggling them but caring for them and cleaning up after them and feeding them. General outdoor tasks can vary from driving tractor, lawn mower, fixing fences, painting, gardening, and shooting hoops with the kids, general outdoor tasks.

    We have lots of fun stuff to do in our area; horses to ride, ATV to ride, motorbikes, outdoor sports (soccer/basketball). As I own and work in a vet clinic we are also looking for veterinary students and externs who are looking to improve their knowledge and skills. If you have great horse experience; we are busiest at the vet clinic from April to October with horses; I also ride, take clinics and compete in Eventing during this time as well. There is great opportunity to exercise my horses as well and to travel with me to certain events.

    Please contact us if you fit this description. FYI: We are not a sit inside, watch movies and play video games type of family!!

    I look forward to hearing from you. If I do not reply within 7-10 days of your submission please reach out again. My business and life is extremely busy and I don't always have time to reply right away.

    Dr. Cori

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Lots; animal experience, veterinary experience, working with mechanized equipment, improving english, camping skills, child care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Volunteers will experience a balance of rest and relaxation as well as light labour duties; gardening, animal care, jobs around the veterinary clinic, playing with the boys,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Two private bedrooms; one with shared bathroom; one with its own bathroom
    Separate detached two bedroom home available off site as well

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Volunteers with international drivers license may have access to a vehicle; there is a train and bus transportation as well (this is extremely limited with COVID restrictions); hitchhiking is discouraged in our region of road. We have a great network to assist with volunteers who like to travel or need to move from one home to another. We are 6 hours by car to Jasper National Park; 45 min to Ft St James National Park, we live near a river that is perfect for Kayaking; multiple lakes and rivers around to explore. Hiking and biking trails are abundant.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Less than 5 hours per day

Host ref number: 14641164414d