Training Programs

PLEASE NOTE: Due to ongoing violent civil unrest that started in April 2018, all Nicaragua-based programs are currently suspended until further notice.


1) Latin America Veterinary Training Center

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEquipped with modern equipment such as central oxygen, pulse oximeters and fluid pumps, this center is a year round teaching facility that provides high quality instruction in surgical techniques and safe anesthesia. Throughout the year, the center, located in Granada, Nicaragua, is dedicated to training Latin American veterinarians and upper level veterinary students.

All surgeries are performed on community animals that are in need of sterilization. These much needed spay/neuter services as well as any additional medical treatments that may be needed for patient are provided completely free of charge to pet owners and the community. Although a training facility, strict attention is also paid to patient safety, comfort and appropriate pain management.  Read more about our work here.

2) International Veterinary Medicine Program

World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is designed for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and practical experience and be immersed into international veterinary medicine.  Students will receive hands-on instruction in a wide variety of clinical and surgical activities and participate in various field operations such as community outreach, data collection and much more.

This program also provides volunteer opportunities for licensed veterinarians as well as licensed veterinary technicians in the capacity of instructor at the surgical training center.

Please note: World Vets International Veterinary Medicine program is taught in English. For safety purposes, students must have sufficient fluency in written and spoken English to participate. Students not fluent in English may contact us for alternative training opportunities that may better accommodate their language skills at See the FACEBOOK PAGE

More IVM Information

3) Internship Program for Pre-Vet & Vet Tech Students

World Vets is now offering student internships at our Latin America Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua.This internship opportunity is specifically geared towards pre-vet and/or vet tech students as there is no surgical component involved for participants. Interns work with and receive instruction from World Vets training center staff and serve an auxiliary role in clinic activities.  Read more

4) Personalized Surgical Training Experience

World Vets offers a Personalized Surgical Training experience for veterinary students, recently graduated veterinarians and/or veterinarians preparing for qualifying exams. These training sessions are scheduled throughout the year. Find out more