Eat Spay Love: Rosa Esmaeilbeigi, Jason Fleming, Jan Cao
We are thrilled to be embarking on a journey to Thailand this summer as part of the Global Vets Team of 2018. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved with various organizations that conduct population control and animal care programs throughout this beautiful country, and to play an active role in improving the health and welfare of sheltered and stray animals. We aim to build meaningful connections with local veterinarians and participate in the exchange of veterinary knowledge across the international veterinary community. We will first be volunteering at Dog and Cat Rescue Samui Foundation on the island of Koh Samui. Next, we will be heading to Phuket to volunteer with the amazing Soi Dog foundation. Finally, we will be travelling to Northern Thailand to volunteer at Santisook Dog and Cat rescue. Our goal is to help improve both human and animal health and welfare by assisting with these foundations’ spay, neuter, and vaccination initiatives. These initiatives aim to improve animal health by reducing the population of stray animals, and to improve overall population health by limiting the spread of zoonotic diseases. Your donations will go far in helping us achieve our goals, and support ongoing veterinary care for these animals. We greatly appreciate your support
Team ANiMaL: Nicole Lewis, Alice Miao
Our team is travelling to Thailand this summer to work with Santisook Animal Rescue, Soi Dog Foundation, and Wildlife Friends Foundation. We are excited to collaborate with local veterinary staff to assist with projects involving population control and wildlife rehabilitation. Our team will bring our experiences from OVC and clinical practice in North America to animal organizations in a developing country. The skills and knowledge that we pick up will stay with us as we progress through our studies at OVC and as practicing veterinarians. We look forward to building long-lasting relationships with veterinarians abroad and making contributions that will benefit the communities far beyond our placements. We will be fundraising throughout the year to provide supplies and resources to these organizations. Any support you can provide would be greatly appreciated!
Thai and Stop Us: Caitlin Evered, Grace Hildebrand
Our team is traveling to Thailand in June of 2018 to work with veterinarians and animal care attendants to learn and assist with dog and cat care. Our interests include population control and community education surrounding companion animal species. Overpopulation is a major problem in Thailand and we are excited for the opportunity to get to volunteer with organizations that provide spay and neuter services. With our time overseas, we hope to help improve animal welfare and educate about disease control practices. We will be traveling to volunteer at Pariah Dog Koh Samui, the Soi Dog Foundation, and finally finishing our trip at Santisook Dog and Cat Rescue. We are excited to be given this opportunity and are eager to learn about the differences in veterinary medicine in developing countries compared to small animal practice in Ontario. Feel free to follow us on our journey to Thailand and thank you for your support!