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 […]

17 Jun 2015

Earth’s broken heart

Every 15 minutes, an elephant is killed. Every 15 minutes, a baby elephant is orphaned. Every 15 minutes, the web of life is reduced. It’s currently threatening global security, human rights, allowing ruthless people to become rich off of an endangered species. And it’s all for their ivory. We are becoming a ruthless species driven […]

22 Mar 2015

Day 1 and 2 Todos Santos

Day 1 and 2 Todos Santos Our first 2 days in Todos Santos have been focused on education. Without having the community understand why you are working there, there is little point in trying to make a difference. Our partners on this project include the Global Alliance for Animals and People and the educational Guatemalan […]

18 Mar 2015

Hello Animal Lovers!

Greetings from Guatemala! Shelly Hartman, a talented technician from the Animal Specialty Center and I are off to Todos Santos, Guatemala to meet our other team members including surgeon Amy Kantor from South Shore Animal Hospital and  Feliza Lopez, animal technician from the Animal Medical Center. We will be working in partnership with the Global Alliance for […]