From: South Africa

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Sri Lanka

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    Travel dates

    13/10/2019 - 29/02/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    My name is Kelsey and I hail all the way from South Africa. I'm 28 (2019 ;)) and qualified as a veterinarian in 2016 from the University of Pretoria. My whole life I have wanted to be a vet, and above that a vet that actual contributes to sustainable animal health and conservation. I am very passionate about rehabilitating and conserving our wonderful, wildlife animal populations--of all shapes, sizes and origins. I feel we're fast losing these precious treasures as the human population grows, and it will be a loss we will never be able to get back if we do. My career to this point has been working with underprivileged communities in South Africa, providing the medical and surgical veterinary care the animals so desperately need. I have worked with a variety of animals from farm animals to cats and dogs, all with the intent of improving their well being and helping control populations.
    I am beyond passionate about the concept of "rehabilitate and release", to get animals back to where they thrive best. I am motivated, hard working, tough (I'm South African after all), more then happy to get dirty and do my part 150%.

    This world and her amazing environment deserves to be preserved and protected, and I love meeting and working with people who believe the same.

  • Type of help

    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    I have always been someone keen to travel, to see new places and all the natural wonders this world has to offer. I enjoy pushing myself to new limits and challenging myself everyday.
    For as long as I have been on this earth I have had a passion for animals and because of it I dedicated more then third of my life to becoming a vet. I qualified from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 2016. I have always been extremely passionate about animal rights and the need for humans to be better for them. I have worked that past years as a vet providing services to underprivileged communities in South Africa, the biggest achievement from this being that finally the animals living within those communities received much needed and all to easily neglected medical and surgical care from us as well.
    I believe this earth is full of indescribable beauty in both its natural environment and its living creatures, and we have a responsibility to protect them all. Rescue, rehabilitation, release. I wish to dedicate my career to using my skills and passion to help and conserve those creatures without a voice, no matter how small.

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Age


  • What else ...

    I love hiking, camping and being outdoors. If I had to pick an activity to fill my day, it's almost always 1 under the open blue sky. I love to learn new skills and tricks while teaching my own to others.
    I'm not afraid of getting dirty, living outdoors and roughing it. Every experience is a new adventure!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements