Megan, a Veterinary Assistant at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, partnered with ANAW (African Network for Animal Welfare) to provide rabies vaccinations, field medicine, heartworm and tick prevention, and minor procedures to the local animals in Kenya.
The trip was a little over 2 weeks. There were 7 clinic days while the rest of the time was traveling/scheduled visits to sanctuaries. In total, Megan and her team treated a total of 9,347 animals.
Megan stated they traveled during their winter, with temperatures reaching the mid- 60s. The community was very kind and enjoyed speaking with Megan and her team, whether it was in English or Swahili!
Megan stated, “I had never left the country before, and I knew I wanted to get deeper into animal care. We spend all our time in a specialty clinic, it’s easy to forget how lucky we are to have access to the medicine we do. It was a very rejuvenating trip for my soul to help those less fortunate. My favorite part of this trip and experience was to be able to experience another culture. There was a lot of language barriers and challenges we were forced into, but it was incredible to teach through action and show the people of the communities that there was a more gentle way to handle animals. It was the proof that love is truly a universal language. 100% would do it again.”
Thank you Megan for your amazing dedication and love to the veterinary field!