Volunteer vet students from WA State University (USA)
Introducing veterinarians to the complex lives led by street animals of India is an important component of Animal Aid’s compassion education program. Vets are often more accustomed to treating owned animals who may lead lives of luxury in comparison to street dogs and abandoned cows and donkeys, treated in facilities that don’t have x-ray machines, ultrasounds, gas anesthesia or other luxuries. We got a wonderful chance to exchange perspectives when four vet students from Washington State University volunteered for three weeks in June.
Erica Dolven-Kolle, Lindsay Benson, Kristen Danielson and Ariel Grubb regularly exchanged opinions with Animal Aid’s Dr Smriti and our nursing staff, and we sincerely thank them for their many hours of practical help, and wish them all the best in their careers as emerging veterinary doctors.