WVS India operates two international training centers (ITCs), one in the Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu (est. 2010) and the other in Bardez, Goa (est. 2016). The objective of the ITCs is to provide veterinary skills development, inspiration and advice for veterinarians and veterinary assistants especially in the field of humane dog population control and rabies control.
The ITC surgery courses provide the participants with skills and confidence in good quality surgery and related clinical skills and increased understanding in veterinarian’s role in public health matters like rabies control and responsible use of antibiotics. It also challenges veterinarians to think how they can be actively promoting animal welfare in their daily work.
The courses are meant for veterinarians and last year veterinary students, who are actively working in the clinical field and who are likely to be able to spay/neuter dogs after the course.
We provide vocational training in the veterinary assistant and animal handler work parallel to the ABC surgery courses for non-veterinary people interested in working in ABC projects. We also welcome ABC project managers to attend the course to learn and see in practice the important elements of good ABC-surgery project.