My name is Kim, I am a qualified and registered veterinary nurse from the UK. I created 'Wild Inside Adventures' after a life changing experience working as a member of staff on the veterinary programme in South Africa.
I have always had a deep love and passion for both animals and South Africa and initially left the UK in 2015 to work on the programme for three months as a career break. Those three months then turned into a three year adventure as I realised I wasn't ready to leave just yet!
Meet The Face Behind Wild Inside Adventures ......
After working on the programme for two years I was lucky enough to get a position as a veterinary nurse at Wild Coast Vet, the clinic volunteers visit as part of the programme. I am still heavily involved with teaching the volunteers while they are at the clinic, and take part on the other aspects of the programme when I can.
I decided to become an agent for the programme as I want to share the amazing experience with other people who are as passionate about animals as me.
Why Book With Wild Inside Adventures? ......
As I am a small-scale, independent agent, I can give you more time and attention. As a former member of staff I also have in depth knowledge of the programme and can answer any question you have.
I was a solo traveller when I initially travelled to South Africa and so I understand how nerve wracking this can be! I make myself available 24/7 for any volunteers I book in and their safety and enjoyment when on the programme is my utmost priority. I am available to help you at all times and I enjoy building a relationship with volunteers that I book in.
The programme really does offer a widely varied experience compared to other veterinary volunteer programmes. Each volunteer has a different and unique experience and no day is the same. The programme is run by a small team, with a strong family feel. By the end of your stay you will be part of the family, and will have a lasting friendship with all of the staff and other volunteers!
The programme offers a very hands on experience, combining fun with learning. Due to the programme not being based in one specific place, volunteers get the chance to travel around the surrounding area and get a wider experience of the Eastern Cape. This also includes a great cultural experience as volunteers visit different environments within South Africa.