I started volunteering my time for a variety of organizations over the years, personally funding my travel and bringing much needed supplies. In 10 years I have participated in 11 clinics that have spayed and neutered over 3,200 animals collectively. During this time, the concept of Pets without Vets was born.
Pets without Vets is the name I have been using to solicit the other like-minded, highly skilled veterinarians and licensed veterinary technicians, in donating short term services and expertise at specific locales around the world for brief but intensive spay-neutering clinics. I organize the manpower, travel and equipment and I partner with local individuals and/or small organizations to help set up the effort. I have recently focused efforts in areas of the Caribbean that are particularly overwrought with dog and cat populations in terrible need of health services, population control and future healthcare oversight.
Though these animals are residents of third world countries, I believe I am obligated to uphold the same standards of care that my patients in the USA enjoy. This means safe, balanced anesthesia and pain management and proper anesthetic monitoring equipment. I am seeking to enhance my current equipment cache, so we can employ advanced monitoring to these patients who are often in poor health and have a higher surgical risk.
The next trip will be to Grand Bahamas in April 2015. These islands are known for a huge homeless animal population which is exceeding the local community's ability to mitigate. With few veterinarians on the island it is difficult to manage the problem despite all good efforts. I will be working with local organizations, all dedicated and committed volunteers, as well as the Island Government who will be assisting us in permitting and supplies. It is encouraging to see local government recognize that it is good business to curb out-of-control animal populations which effect the tourist trade and the island economy.
I promise to use all monetary gifts to effect positive change in under-served animal communities and to enhance the quality of life of these animals by providing compassionate, humane and technically advanced medical care and surgical services, public education and community awareness.
I hope you will consider contributing to this effort. Any size contribution is enormously helpful.
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