My first trip with Vet Techs Without Borders to a spay and neuter clinic in Mexico. A total of 466 dogs and cats in 4 days!
It was amazing to be part of a team of hardworking and dedicated people. Can't wait until next year!
Kim and Erika
Erika and I just returned from an amazing stay at a wildlife rescue center in the lovely Peten rainforest of Guatemala. It was such a great experience to interact with so many unique creatures, and to help play a part in their rehabilitation with the goal of release back into their natural habitat.
Even in the short time that I was able to care for these animals in Houston after Hurricane Harvey, I found myself forming a bond with many of them. I am so grateful that I got the opportunity to work with such talented and passionate veterinary professionals from all over the country.
The clinic I worked for provided low or no cost to locals and held high-volume spay/neuter services at the shelter and in other communities throughout Costa Rica. Not only was I able to help many animals, but I was also immersed in a different culture and learned SO much more about veterinary medicine and how it's practiced in other countries.
My experience in Houston is something I will never forget, Being able to travel to a crisis area to help is the heart of why I became a technician. I saw the sick and scared become open and engaging as well as the lost be reunited and the homeless find family. I would do it all over in the blink of an eye.