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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

7 Jun 2016



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 […]

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 […]

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 […]