⭐ Christmas came early this year for the dogs at Carriacou Animal Hospital! ⭐🌟
Last Thursday we received an extra large barrel full of dog food (5 bags of 30kg food each!) and more goodies! We received this very generous donation from Kevin James Harvey from Multimenu / Paws & Friends in Durham, Canada! Thank you very very much!
A very special thank you also goes out to Mike & Gwen from Sup CarriacouGrenada, who referred Kevin to our organization! They also donated collars and leashes as well as transportation and clearing for the shipment!
Thank you all for your amazing support!
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.
We’d like to catch the opportunity to thank our volunteers James, Huw and Aimee for their great support and their big enthusiasm in veterinary work and spending time in Carriacou in general.
We are happy to have them with us for another week and would like to share some insights about them.
Dr. James and Dr. Huw are both registered members of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) in the UK.
Dr. James Barton from Hurst, Berkshire, in the UK, did a Bachelor degree in Bioveterinary Science before he started his studies in Veterinary Science. He graduated with distinction from the University of Liverpool in July 2015. He has since worked in two different first opinion small animal and exotics practices. James enjoys conservation work and has previously volunteered in the capture and movement of wild game in the Limpopo province of South Africa.
Dr. Huw Fletcher currently living in North Yorkshire, did a Bachelor degree in Bioveterinary Science and added a Master in Veterinary Parasitology on top of that. His Master thesis was about a diagnostic test for bovine neosporosis. Huw also studied Veterinary Science at the University of Liverpool and graduated with distinction in July 2015. For the last two years, Huw has been working in a mixed practice in Knaresborough.
Huw’s partner Aimee studied History at the University of Manchester and graduated in 2008. She’s a teacher and works for Teach First. At CAH she’s stepped into animal care and welfare, and is a very supportive member of the team and by helping out, wether it is packing up surgery kits, holding patients or cleaning up after the boys.
After their time in Carriacou, Huw and Aimee are off to the next adventure in New Zealand, where they are hoping to work and live, soon!
CAH welcomes Dr. James Dr. Huw and Aimee, our new volunteers for the next 3 weeks! We are most thankful for their support and the huge donation of supplies from them and their practices Natterjacks Vet Bournemouth and Forest House Veterinary Surgery, Knaresborough, .
Welcome to Carriacou and enjoy your stay!
This week Carriacou Animal Hospital welcomes Dr Louise Soutar , a veterinary surgeon, from Scotland. Thank you for the donation of supplies and your veterinary expertise.
Louise graduated from Edinburgh Vet School in 2015.
She has a Labrador called Jude and has worked in Otley, Yorkshire for the last 2 years. Louise was brought up on an Aberdeen Angus beef farm.
Today Carriacou Animal Hospital welcomes veterinary surgeon Dr Emma Faulkner and her Sista Sarah. They have been volunteering at CAH since 2013. Emma works in Nottinghamshire, UK in mixed practice. She graduated with a Bachelor in Veterinary Medicine degree from the Royal Veterinary College in 1991 and has been a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons since. She has a further qualification in Veterinary Acupuncture. She tirelessly fundraises in the UK and provides us with a lot of our medicines. She is also on the board of directors. Two years ago she was the first vet ( and female) to attempt to run the greasy pole during regatta week.
Sarah has been a primary school teacher in the UK since 1997. She graduated in 1996 with Bachelor of Education from Bangor University. She helps with nursing and caring for patients, general chores around the clinic and writes most of our charity grant applications.
Sarah and Emma are on the island until September.
Two weeks ago, CAH was happy to welcome veterinary nurse Nadia Lillecrapp from Hervey Bay, Australia. Nadia earned her Bachelor degree with Honours in microbiology and immunology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2013, before her path led her to animal care and veterinary nursing. In 2016 she acquired her most recent certificate in Animal Studies at the Australian College of Veterinary Nursing. She is traveling around the world working and volunteering in different places, such as in an animal shelter in India. Just at the beginning of this year she was in Koh Rong in Cambodia and ran a puppy clinic teaching the locals basic health care. Next she is off to Costa Rica to work in a wildlife refuge centre!
We thank Nadia for the donated supplies and her amazing support at the clinic and are delighted that she is with us for another two weeks!
CAH welcomes veterinary surgeon Dr. Rachael Howes! Rachael graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2014 and is a registered member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS) in the UK. The last 3 years, she spent as a veterinary associate in a busy mixed practice. Her focus is on small animal and equine work, but she also has substantial experiences in farm animal work…and she has experience in capturing, sedating and examining lions!
We are happy to have her here for the next 4 weeks and thank her very much the donated supplies as well as her donating her time and skills to CAH.