We are excited to announce that Vet Treks Foundation will return to Kenya In February 2018!
We will be working with our wonderful partners at African Network for Animal Welfare (ANAW) in Machakos County, near Nairobi. Our one week project will provide continuing education to local veterinarians covering current spay/neuter techniques and anesthetic updates, followed by a three-day spay/neuter campaign offered free to the local community. Rabies vaccination will be provided to all animals as well.
Machakos county is a rabies endemic area. What this means is that rabies is very prevalent there and cases of both animal and human infection occur on a more than average level. Worldwide, a person dies of rabies every 15 minutes, a tragedy since it can be prevented with a $1 vaccine given to all domestic animals. We will vaccinate the dogs and cats that we sterilize during the campaign, as well as many others in the community via neighborhood vaccine stations that our teams will man. We usually vaccinate a lot of donkeys too!
During our travels, our crew will visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s orphaned elephant sanctuary in Nairobi. Witnessing the rescue work that this organization does, and meeting the amazing caretakers of the baby elephants, is a life changing experience! We’ll also visit the Giraffe Center in Nairobi and take a day safari in the Ol Donyo Sabuk National Park.
At the conclusion of our service trip, participants will have the option to take a full safari in Kenya, one of the world’s premier safari destinations!
We are now recruiting 12-18 volunteers for this trip. If you are a veterinarian, veterinary nurse, animal rescue worker, or just an animal lover, and if you want to be involved in a project that will have a lasting positive impact in a beautiful area of the developing world, please contact us for more information…
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