Animal rights in many developing countries tend to be basic or downright non-existent. Coupled with scarce resources and inadequate living conditions, the reality for many pets is a life on the streets, begging or fighting for food and survival. Across Asia and many other places, this has led to an exploding dog population, very often victims of motor accidents and attacks from both humans and other animals. Veterinary clinics are rare and mostly only cater for owned animals or for those who can afford it. During a veterinary internship abroad, you get the opportunity to share your love of animals while working at veterinary centres that offer vital care for stray animals, injured and orphaned wildlife and those rescued from the world of illegal wildlife trade. It is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your veterinary studies whilst making a much-needed difference!