Volunteer Spotlight: Amanda Hedman



Amanda Hedman, North Carolina, United States

Amanda Hedman, North Carolina, United States

Age:  39

School:  Manor College, 2005

Place of Employment:  Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas

Q:  Tell us about yourself and your experience with animals?

A:  I have over 10 year`s experience as a Registered Veterinary Technician at a Specialty Hospital in North Carolina. Although I love Anesthesia and Critical Care the best, I really like to dabble a little bit with everything from large animal to avian/exotics and zoo animals.

Q:  What is a fun fact about yourself?

A:  My husband Chris lives and works in the Middle East, which means that I travel a lot. We also have Bailey, the Amazing Dalmatian.

Q:  What do you love about World Vets?

A:  I like the high expectations that the trip leaders require with medical care.  Although at times we work in unusual circumstances, patient care is always a priority.

Q:  What motivates you to volunteer with World Vets?

A:  I had a wonderful experience last summer on the Pacific Partnership Mission and was looking for another experience.  I have been down at the Latin America Training Center in Nicaragua for the last month as an IVM Instructor.  I find it very fulfilling to see students come through the training program and develop fantastic skills and self-confidence.  I feel good that I am a part of that.

Q:  What was your favorite World Vets moment?

A:  Quickly doing a blood transfusion while both dogs were on the OR table.  Also, the feeling of giving back to the local community by helping to control their animal population.

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