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Thai Island Domestic Veterinarians

Organisation: Oceans 2 Earth Volunteers

Country: Thailand

Type: Environment & Wildlife Conservation

Thai Island Domestic Veterinarians

This project is based at a shelter on Thailand’s beautiful Koh Lanta Yai Island. The shelter provides medical treatment to sick, injured and abused animals and strives to educate the local community around the ethical treatment of animals and animal care. It also operates a sterilisation program for stray animals, as a humane means of addressing overpopulation of stray dogs and cats on the island.

Through this project, qualified Veterinarians and Veterinary Nurses are able to use their skills and training to improve the lives of homeless animals by providing medical treatment and care. General conditions requiring treatment include injuries from vehicle collisions, poisoning, bite wounds, skin ailments and infections. In addition, senior veterinarians have the opportunity to perform sterilisation and other surgical procedures, while graduate veterinarians provide general medical treatment and conduct surgical procedures under supervision of a senior vet. 

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