January 20, 2012
I have volunteered with World Vets on two missions and both experiences have been amazing. On my first trip I joined a team organizing a spay/neuter campaign in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. My second experience was as a World Vets representative on the US military's Continuing Promise 2011, an annual joint military-civilian humanitarian mission to Central and Latin America. What strikes me the most thinking back on the trips is how much I, personally, learned and the difference that we made. For example, World Vets has been a presence in San Juan del Sur for a few years now and that presence has made a tangible difference in the community. Folks bring their animals back to the clinics to stay current on vaccines. And, according to our trip leader, the trip I was on was the first time we saw puppies and kittens come in for spay and neuter--this is almost unheard of in a lot of Central American communities. I am really proud to be a part of World Vets' efforts and will definitely continue after I gain my DVM.
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