The Thai Elephant Conservation Center‘s Elephant Hospital, one of Thailand’s four regional hospitals, was officially established in 2000. The Hospital offers free treatment for elephants from all over Thailand. Nearly all patients are privately-owned elephants whose owners cannot afford to pay for care. (The TECC’s own elephants are so well cared for that they rarely require hospital care.)
The hospital has five veterinarians, a well-stocked pharmacy and modern equipment (though an x-ray machine is badly needed). The vets are supported by a staff of ‘mahout-nurses’ very well trained in daily treatments such as cleaning wounds, changing dressings, and other routine care.
The hospital has two partner units essential to its work. First, the Mobile Elephant Clinic, staffed by the Hospital’s vets, is continually in the field compiling over 70,000 kilometers a year visiting needy elephants wherever they live and work. About half of the Hospital’s patients were admitted through the Mobile Clinic, while the rest were referred by veterinarians from all over Thailand.
Second, the Pang La Sanctuary cares for a few healthy but old, retired elephants but mainly watches over elephants unlikely to ever resume a normal life, whether blind, crippled, ex-drug addicted, very dangerous, etc.
Interestings / Valuable Properties !
- Visit the sick and injured elephants
- Visit Baby elephant at the Elephant Nursery..
How to get there ?
The Elephant Hospital of the Thai Elephant Conservation Center is located between Km. 28 – 29, Lampang – Chiang Mai Highway in Hang Chat District, The tourist can take the public bus from either Chiang Mai or Lampang Bus Station and then take the bus back to both place.. The Hospital can be reached by private car or arranged tours from Chiang Mai..
Related info & FAQS
The Elephant Hospital is located in the same area and operated by Thai Elephant Conservation Center, the tourist can visit the daily activities like the elephant show, bathing and riding on elephant and then they can take the shuttle bus to stop at the Elephant Hospital..