The „season“ is coming up in Carriacou and many of you are returning to Carriacou!
Some have asked us what they can bring back for Carriacou Animal Hospital and what we need at the clinic. First of all, we are blown away by your support and immensely value it!!!
There are a few things, which would make working and living at the clinic for our volunteers a lot more accommodating. If you are cleaning out your closets and cupboards, or if you come across a nice sale in your area, it would be great if you can think of us. Even the smallest contributions can make a difference!
We would greatly appreciate the following:
1. New or gently used bed sheets (flat and fitted), size FULL (54“ x 74“ = 137 cm x 187 cm)
2. New or gently used standard pillows and pillow cases
3. New or gently used bath towels
4. Bathroom mirror for above the sink (approx. 3’ x 3’)
5. Throw rugs
6. Toaster or toaster oven, 220V
7. Glasses, mugs and dinner ware
8. Skillets and sauce pans
9. Tupperware / containers
10. Red dog collars, size 10“-16“
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Hello to everyone, and especially near-future volunteers!
We're most fortunate to have a good stock of supplies thanks to all of you! Every once in a while we run short on things and since many of you ask what they can bring, here's a list of what we need the most.
At the moment, we are in need of the following:
- PGA (polyglycolic acid) braided absorbable sutures (e.g. Vicryl®), size USP 2-0, 0 and 1, on cutting needle (or spool)
- PDS (Polydioxanone) absorbable monofilament sutures (e.g. PDS® II), sizes USP 2-0 and 1
- PGCL (Poliglecaprone) absorbable monofilament sutures (e.g. Monocryl®), sizes USP 3-0 and 2-0
- Sterile surgical gloves, size 6.5
- Gauze squares (Swabs)
- Blue needles, 23Gx 5/8"
- Orange needles, 25Gx 5/8"
- Syringes, 1ml and 2ml
- Spiral giving sets and extensions
- Fipronil spot-ons or spray
- Simparica® / Nexguard® / Bravecto®
- Doxycycline tablets or capsules
- Malaseb® shampoo, (or similar/generic product with 2% miconazole nitrate and 2% chlorhexidine gluconate)
- Empty medicine bottles
- QuickSplints, forelegs, all sizes
- (Old) collars for small to medium sized dogs (5 - 15kg)
- Cat transport box
Our Saturday morning in Windward was a big success! Within 2,5 hours 37 dogs and 3 cats were examined and treated!!
A big thank you to Sunrise Disco for hosting us and many thanks to everyone involved, especially the volunteering team Charlie, Michael, Lorraine, Katherine & Nadine! And last but not least, a special thank you to Holly, who spent the last hours of her stay in Carriacou tirelessly seeing patients! It was great volunteering with you!
We are planing to do an out-reach clinic in different villages once per month on Saturday! If the community in your village would like us to set up by you one Saturday, please contact us.
Two weeks flew by and we had to say goodbye to Dr. Gemma and VN Catherine, yesterday. As we are sending them off with many thanks, the best wishes and a hopeful "see you soon!", we'd also like to grab the opportunity to introduce our remaining volunteering veterinarians, staying at the clinic, a little better. Holly, Charlie and Michael had all arrived last weekend!
Thanks again to WVS, which was sending us most of the current team!
CAH was happy to welcome Dr. Gemma Satchell and RVN Catherine Smyth!
They both work in the same practice at Attimore Veterinary Group, where Dr. Gemma started working after she graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2015. Catherine started her career as a qualified veterinary nurse at Attimore Veterinary Group and has been working there before as a receptionist and during her time as a veterinary nurse student.
We are excited that they are volunteering with us for two weeks and would like to thank them as well as Attimore Veterinary Group for their donations.