20 Nov 2017

An elephant hospital in the works…with instructions on how to make bamboo sticky rice!

<h3></p> An elephant hospital in the works…with instructions on how to make bamboo sticky rice!</h3>

Momentum is building since our humble mobile elephant clinic program started this past August.  Just this year, the Surin elephant kingdom had no full time elephant vet,  with a vet coming from the Livestock Elephant experts from across the country with our mobile clinic! Department 70 km away 3 days a week, and now we […]

13 Nov 2017

Paving the way to modern medicine, dart guns, trust and patience

 Shortly after landing in Surin, Thailand, I was greeted by Dr. Gwa, one of our new elephant vets with a warm but sad face at the airport. “Dr. Magda, it’s a pleasure to meet you..but I have bad news for you, we just lost a baby elephant this afternoon,” she said. My heart sank, I […]

1 Nov 2017

Fall Update

<h3></p>Fall Update</h3>

We have some exciting updates for you this Fall! Our Third Annual Trunks of Love Gala was a huge success raising over $150,000 to support our programs in Kenya, Guatemala, Chile and Thailand. As a result, thousands of animals will be provided with medical care and families will be armed with life-saving education on human […]

1 Nov 2017

Elephants are on the move in Surin, Thailand

<h3></p>Elephants are on the move in Surin, Thailand</h3>

We are pleased to inform you that our mobile elephant clinics have been operating smoothly in Surin, Thailand since May. Thanks to you, we have been able to treat nearly 200 elephants to date! We also have some exciting news to share, our trucks were recently filmed on location for Animal Planet’s new series, Vets […]

4 May 2017

Stories from my First Campaign in Todos Santos

<h3></p>Stories from my First Campaign in Todos Santos</h3>

Nicola keeping one of her patients warm in the recovery area. My name is Nicola and this year was my first time on the Todos Santos campaign in Guatemala volunteering as a veterinary technician. I had the privilege to work with many amazing doctors, technicians and owners through Veterinarians International. My most memorable experience while […]

14 Apr 2017

Big Hearts All Around

<h3></p>Big Hearts All Around</h3>

Jennifer Rosario is a veterinary nurse from Delray Beach, Florida. She has worked for several years in the Anesthesia/Surgery department at a large veterinary specialty hospital. This March was her first trip with Veterinarians International to Todos Santos, Guatemala, where she was a key part of the veterinary team, using her extensive skill set to help […]

16 Mar 2017

Come take a tour of our Todo Santos Rabies Campaign

<h3></p>Come take a tour of our Todo Santos Rabies Campaign</h3>

Come take a tour of our Todo Santos Rabies Campaign This week, we are proud to be welcomed back to Todos  Santos, Guatemala for our annual  rabies campaign in partnership with The Global Alliance For Animals and People (the GAAP). Our mission here is to improve the health and welfare of the dogs and cats […]

12 Feb 2017

Why our Asian elephant veterinary care program is needed

<h3></p>Why our Asian elephant veterinary care program is needed</h3>

Why our Asian elephant veterinary care program is needed While visiting various sites and meeting different mahouts at the Surin Elephant Kingdom, we came across Plai, a down elephant. The sad part is he had been down for 2 days, suffering from a combination of chronic arthritis, bone disease and malnutrition. The concern for lung […]

12 Feb 2017

Our vision for the future of Thailand’s captive elephants

<h3></p> Our vision for the future of Thailand’s captive elephants</h3>

Our vision for the future of Thailand’s captive elephants This week, I had the pleasure of traveling to the Surin Elephant Kingdom of Thailand, specifically to the village of Ba Ta Klang with our team, photographers Dr. Don and Kim Toothman, Dr. Boripat, Dr. Joy, and Dr. Som from the Zoological Parks Organization (ZPO) and […]

25 Jan 2017

Zoonotic Diseases and Their Far-Reaching Effects

<h3></p>Zoonotic Diseases and Their Far-Reaching Effects</h3>

Zoonotic diseases and their far-reaching effects, and why healthy animals make for healthy humans It was on the tip of everyone’s tongue last year, prompting panicked vacationers to cancel flights and unprecedented CDC travel bans: Zika. Equally notorious but an ocean away from Miami mosquitoes, West Africa battled the most deadly Ebola outbreak in history. […]