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World Vets Brings Veterinary Care to Remote Region in Guatemala

RioDulce1A World Vets team has just returned after a great adventure to the Atlantic Coast of Guatemala. Following 7 hours of travel, in a van and boat ride from the capital, they arrived in the Livingston/Rio Dulce region. During their visit they provided free veterinary services, a luxury for local cats and dogs, as local services for animals are hard to come by in such an isolated area. Many communities are only accessible by boat making veterinary care a great challenge.

Our team provided a large scale sterilization campaign where 164 surgeries were RioDulceSXSuitperformed as well as an additional 200 plus health consultations and treatments provided to local animals.  We also saw patients at the dock of our accommodations during the evening along the river. In these activities, we were joined by local volunteers and veterinary students from Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala.

We would like to extend our many thanks and gratitude to our team members and local coordinator, Aska, of El Hotelito Perdido. We would also like to thank CATUR, the RioD 2local Centro de Salud and municipality of Livingston for all their support in helping make this campaign possible. And finally we would like to thank local businesses and the community of Livingston for their warm welcome and hospitality.

See pictures of World Vets visit to Rio Dulce, Guatemala – coming soon!

1 Spot Left! For our Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project

CSC_0411There is just 1 VETERINARIAN spot left open for our June 2013 Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project. Need adventure or just a place to get away from it all?

Join us on a trip to the Caribbean side of Guatemala and stay at a rustic jungle eco lodge that is not only along a river but located at the center of it all (i.e. manatee reserve, waterfall, river kayaking, trekking).

World Vets triodulce1eam will provide a three day large scale sterilization campaign in the nearest town of Livingstone and get to and from the clinic location via boat! Accommodations, meals and all ground transportation included as it relates to the project itinerary. Read more

 

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