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London Vet Show offering a trip to Borneo with Worldwide Veterinary Service

The London Vet Show will be offering delegates the opportunity to win a trip of a lifetime to Borneo with Worldwide Veterinary Service at this year’s event.

Taking place at Olympia on 20 and 21 November, delegates at LVS can win the once in a lifetime trip for two people worth £12,000 by simply collecting a stamp in their LVS passport from each of the participating sponsors’ stands in the exhibition.

The 12-day working holiday will include six days with International Aid for the Protection and Welfare of Animals (IAPWA).  Here they will run small-scale outreach health clinics and neutering campaigns in remote villages providing a vital veterinary resource to local communities that are without a permanent vet in the area.  The pair will also be able to experience a jungle retreat minutes away from the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where they will take in jungle cruises, explore the Gomatung Cave and enjoy a canopy walk.  This will be followed by two days relaxation at the Shangri La Resort, which is surrounded by 400 acres of tropical forest and has a spectacular beachfront view.

Jane Shipsey, a veterinary surgeon from the PDSA in Newcastle, won a trip to India at last year’s show; she was joined on the 11-day working holiday by a friend from Edinburgh University, Sarah Archard, a mixed practice vet now living in Australia.

“It was an amazing trip which combined a great holiday in India with the chance to experience veterinary volunteering work with WVS, which hopefully I will do again in the future,” comments Jane.  “There were so many highlights, but seeing elephants in the wild and hearing leopards at night was unmissable.“

For further information on LVS or to register for the show visit www.londonvetshow.co.uk or call 02476 719 687.

 

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