Volunteering with World Vets: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
Sweeping the floor, assisting with registration, replenishing cold drinks and snacks along with crowd control were some of the tasks I performed as a volunteer at the recent World Vet clinic that was held here in San Juan del Sur.
A total of six veterinarians participated in the program. Three from Nicaragua, two from the United States and one from England. There were fifteen volunteers in total.
Over the course of three clinic days – in two different communities – the team performed 119 sterilization surgeries. 344 consultations and preventative health treatments (including flea and tick application, vitamins and deworming) were also administered.
All at NO CHARGE to the pet owners.
As I helped with clinic tear down at the end of an exhausting day I felt a complete sense of satisfaction. What an honor it was to be a part of such a worthy cause while helping make a difference in my community.
Thanks to World Vets and their amazing team of volunteers these animals will live happier, healthier lives.
MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS to you all!
To learn more about World Vets click here. To make a one-time or recurring donation that will help animals around the world that would otherwise have no access to life-saving care click here.
Posted on August 13, 2013, in Health and tagged cats, deworming, dogs, flea & tick treatment, health, pet care, San Juan del Sur, spay & neuter clinic, sterilization surgery, veterinarian, volunteer, World Vets. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.
It sounds like a thoroughly rewarding day! I love that so many expats in Nicaragua find opportunities to give back to the community.
Hi Elisha. Great post and photos! We met briefly when you gave me and a few others a ride home after this clinic (I am the one living in New Zealand). It was so great to meet you and to have you along helping the team. Thanks again for the cold beverages–they were very much appreciated! Best wishes to you for the remainder of your Nicaraguan adventure, and hopefully we will meet again one day!
Glad you found us at In Nica Now! It was a pleasure to be there at the clinic helping out.
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