Weʼve raised £280 to help us to help the animals of Nepal and to increase Nepali vets' awareness of their role as guardians of both animal and human health!
- Funded on Friday, 26th July 2019
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This December and January, Inga and Colin will be heading to Nepal, this time to work with the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) in Chitwan. We'll also be supported by our colleague Michelle who's now based out there as well as the wonderful team at Himalayan Animal Rescue Trust (HART).
AFU is one of the four universities providing veterinary education in Nepal. The students go through a four-year course before graduating as Bachelor of veterinary science and animal husbandry. Unfortunately, their exposure to practical veterinary medicine is minimal and upon graduation, the students don't have the skills and experience needed to practice their profession. Opportunities to work with more experienced vets in the beginning of their careers is extremely limited in Nepal and for this reason, the majority of the students end up seeking further academic education abroad leaving Nepal short of clinical veterinarians.
Our goal is to provide the 4th year vet students with the basic clinical skills needed to stay and practice in Nepal after their graduation. These include conducting a basic clinical examination, giving injections, providing sufficient analgesia in different situations, how to perform safe anaesthesia and basic surgery, animal welfare and veterinary ethics, to mention but a few. In addition to this, we educate the students in One Health topics such as rabies control and responsible use of antimicrobials, antimicrobial resistance emerging from the developing world being one of the biggest global threats to human health of the 21st century.
Please help us to help the animals of Nepal and to increase Nepali vets' awareness of their role as guardians of both animal and human health!
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Jan 18, 2019
Good luck with your fund raising!
Jan 11, 2019
Fantastic work that you are all doing! 🐶🐶
Jan 11, 2019
Love watching the story unfold via pictures on FB.Well done,and Inga I am still loving those surgical hats. Sandra
Jan 6, 2019
Dec 31, 2018
Good Luck, you are both just amazing in all you do.Take careMum x
Dec 31, 2018
Great Work! Looking forward to the updates! 🐾
Helen Harvey Bennett
Dec 28, 2018
Well done x
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