The Jivdaya Charitable Trust is a non government organization which is dedicated to helping stray animals and birds, free of charge. The objective of the Trust is to reduce the pain and suffering of all animals who have been injured and help them live a normal life. The hospital is situated inside the Ahmedabad Panjrapole Campus, Ambawadi, in the town of Ahmedabad and was set up in August 2007. Over 55000 animals are treated each year.
The Jivdaya Charitable Trust shelter is has an area of 1350 m2.
They have 3 Mobile Ambulance Vans and 2 separate operating theatres for animals and birds. The hospital facilities include a ventilator machine, gas anesthesia machine, x-ray machine, pathology lab facility, central oxygen system, electric drill for better orthopedic surgery, different sizes of implants, multipara monitor etc.
During the kite flying festival in Janurary, special camps are organized at the shelter to save the injured Birds. Vets and specialist bird surgeons from different parts of India and abroad provide the best possible treatment to help save the lives of thousands of birds in Ahmedabad.
Jivdaya provide services throughout the week with the help of their team of 40 dedicated staff including 7 experienced and qualified veterinarians. The work of the Vets at JCT has been recognized at National level at the National Veterinarian Surgeons Conference held at Anand Veterinary College in the year 2012. Two of their vets who participated achieved 1st and 2nd awards for their surgery done at JCT.
Jivdaya works all year round – please note the following:
Each month Jivdaya treats 550+ animals which can include dogs, cats, camels, cattle, donkeys, monkeys, bats, squirrels and any other animals that are brought to the Trust.
Each month they also treat 600+ birds which can include pigeons, vultures, eagles, owls, storks etc.
Students will work an 8 hour day with Sundays off and the work will include the following:
Spaying and neutering (max 6 operations per week). Instruction from qualified vets. (Clinical students)
Field work in the ambulance with vets and dog catchers.
Infant wards (birds and animals)
Personal care department (birds and animals)
Out Patient Dept (animals and birds)
Follow up treatment
Surgery (Clinical students)
Aviary follow up treatment
Rehabilitation of birds and animals
Jivdaya prefer students to be in their 4th or 5th year of study. 3rd year students can apply but must understand that their level of ability may not be as high and their learning experience could be slower. Obviously every student has a different ability to learn and Jivdaya do everything they can to meet the students’ needs whilst ensuring safe practice for the animals and the students.
Jivdaya has a specialist vet who will teach students how to spay and neuter dogs and cats and each student can expect to do one surgery per day.
More experienced students can also do one surgery per student per day alone with other qualified vets being available to assist where necessary.
Vets and Wildlife send a maximum of 4 students at any given time. Please be aware that Jivdaya sometimes take students from other sources.
Jivdaya specializes in bird surgeries and peforms many animal surgeries which students can assist in during their stay and participate in according to their experience.
The Jivdaya Trust DOES NOT EUTHANASE ANY LIVING ANIMAL in accordance with their religion. If you have a problem with this you SHOULD RECONSIDER going to Jivdaya.
There are two rooms both have three beds, air-conditioning units, refrigerator and a bathroom.
Food is vegetarian and 3 meals a day are provided. Breakfast and lunch are usually taken at the Jivdaya Trust. On some evenings you will be taken to restaurants in the town with transport provided. Other items such as cereal bars, chocolate etc can be bought at local shops at your own cost.
Students should fly to Ahmedabad airport to arrive on a Saturday for transfer to Jivdaya and depart again on the Saturday at the end of their stay.
Free internet is available at Jivdaya. Laundry is done at Jivdaya at a small extra cost to students.
Accommodation at Jivdaya Trust, food, transfer to and from the airport, training and supervision from the vets at Jivdaya, free internet, T shirt and certificate.
Medical/travel insurance (please check the links for Insurance information), visas, excursions on days off.
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