2 Sep 2016

A Shared Passion For Animals

<h3>A Shared Passion For Animals</h3>

Veterinarians International received requests for assistance from 2 groups of Kenyan farmers working with livestock like goats, camels and donkeys.  All of the farmers also had dogs for companionship and protection. Dr. Beth Miller visited the groups to assess the extent of their need, and their ability to implement the project. Dr. Miller was delighted […]

15 Jul 2016

Packing for Kenya

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<h3>Packing for Kenya</h3>

I am at the airport getting ready to fly to London and then Kenya. The trip has started out with some great luck! Project V.E.T.S. has donated several boxes of veterinary supplies to Vets International, including syringes and needles, for our upcoming Rabies Clinic at the IL Ngwesi Ranch in Kenya. I will be organizing […]

13 Jul 2016

Dr. Beth Miller prepares for her upcoming trip to Kenya

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<h3>Dr. Beth Miller prepares for her upcoming trip to Kenya</h3>

As I prepare to leave the country, I want to introduce you and all of VI supporters to Ramsom Karmushu, the leader of the new Maasai Youth Group on IL Ngwesi Group Ranch in Northern Kenya. I met Ramsom last March at the Pastoralist meeting, and he helped guide our group on the tour of […]

27 Jun 2016

The Power of the Human-Animal Bond: Caitlin’s Story

<h3>The Power of the Human-Animal Bond: Caitlin’s Story</h3>

Caitlin Mongillo shared her story at the Guide Dog Foundation’s appreciation ceremony in Sag Harbor, New York last month. Read her incredibly moving story about how her guide dogs have helped to enrich her life, infusing each moment with more confidence, hope and joy. Caitlin is a two-time Guide Dog Foundation graduate and currently lives […]

7 Jun 2016

Compassion.

<h3>Compassion.</h3>

It all started in high school. Attempting to prepare me for the future my college advisor asked, “What do you want to do with your life?” Unsure at the time, she then asked, “Well, what is your passion?” I remember going home that night and assessing the situation. I wanted to do something that would […]

2 May 2016

Finding Meaning Through Animal Care in Guatemala

<h3></p>Finding Meaning Through Animal Care in Guatemala</h3>

The paths leading out of the center of Todos Santos, Guatemala drift upwards into the beautiful surrounding mountains, with clouds caught on their slopes. At 8,000 feet above sea level, I am constantly catching my breath as I make my way up steep inclines, my heart beating faster with every increase of effort. Dogs sit lazily […]

15 Apr 2016

Love in Guatemala: Hours Walking Barefoot for their Pets

<h3></p>Love in Guatemala: Hours Walking Barefoot for their Pets</h3>

Hello, my name is Michelle Hartman and I am twenty-four year old veterinary technician. This is my second year with Veterinarians International (VI). I met Dr. Scarlett Magda, the founder, at Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, New York where we worked together in the emergency department. For many years we would share our passion for […]

14 Apr 2016

Humbled by the Joy of Helping Animals in Guatemala

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<h3></p>Humbled by the Joy of Helping Animals in Guatemala</h3>

Hey Y’all, I’m Sagen, but everyone calls me Sage. I’m an Emergency Veterinarian at Emergency and Specialty Animal Medical Center in Birmingham, Alabama. I started there almost 10 years ago as a receptionist! Kind of crazy to be back wearing a white coat now, but so cool to be with the team who raised me. […]

8 Mar 2016

Why Empowering Women While Caring for Animals Helps African Communities

Dr. Beth A. Miller is the Senior Livestock Advisor for Veterinarians International and is currently in Nanyuki, Kenya as an invited speaker for the “Symposium on Best Practices in Pastoralist Areas of East Africa.”   She will speak on the topic of “Gender and Pastoralism,” and lead a discussion about successful strategies to include both […]

2 Jul 2015

Blue Skies & Green Juices

Blue Skies & Green Juices Street Art   Today is day two in Valdivia and much to everyone’s surprise, the sun is shining and the skies are perfectly blue. From what I have been told, such conditions are a rare occurrence this time of year (I’d like to think that I brought the warm, June […]