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. […]

15 Dec 2016

On The Importance of Elephants

<h3></p>On The Importance of Elephants</h3>

On The Importance of Elephants  Trio at Chudop Waterhole, Etosha NP The great elephant is known to be valiantly strong, empathetic, and intelligent, possessing a retentive memory and complex emotional life. Despite lions being considered the kings and queens of the savannah, one could argue that elephants should wear the crown. If you witness a […]

10 Nov 2016

The Human-Animal Bond

<h3></p>The Human-Animal Bond</h3>

The Human Animal Bond & the Importance of Our Pets to Our Mental Health For those who share our homes with animals, we know that our pets are capable of amazing things. You don’t have to look far for incredible heroics—from the cat, Strider, who warded off a pair of burglars, to the 2016 American Humane organization’s […]

25 Oct 2016

Dogs that Help Livestock, Cheetahs, and Humans

<h3></p>Dogs that Help Livestock, Cheetahs, and Humans</h3>

Annika Hugosson is a contributing blogger for Veterinarians International. She has a passion for wildlife conservation and is engrossed by the nuances of animal behavior and communication. Annika travels to sub-Saharan Africa as often as she can to observe wildlife and support local conservation efforts, and to keep tabs on her three foster elephants in Kenya. Cheetah […]

20 Oct 2016

The Journey to Chile

<h3></p>The Journey to Chile</h3>

Chile, If you told me ten years ago that veterinary medicine would bring me to the most southern tip of South America, I probably would have laughed and said, “Well that’s a dream come true!” It is always attention-grabbing when you hear people say, “Dreams can come true if you work hard enough.”  We hear […]