Saturday, January 7, 2012

Grand Opening of the World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center

Last month World Vets had the official Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for our new Latin America Veterinary Training Center in Granada, Nicaragua.  For years we have been training veterinarians all over the world in proper surgical techniques especially as it relates to spay and neuter.   We are very excited to now have a centralized training center where Spanish speaking vets from all over Latin American can take part in surgical training courses taught by Spanish-speaking vets.  Just as important is that we now have a year-round clinic which provides free spay/neuter surgeries for street dogs and low income pet owners.  This much needed service to the community will not only help animals and veterinarians but will also help to decrease the spread of zoonotic diseases such as rabies and parasites.  The clinic is fully equipped with everything needed to provide high quality patient care which is our top priority.  We are grateful to the support of the Fondation Brigitte Bardot (Paris, France) which helped make this program a reality.

The parade coming down the street at the Grand Opening event for the World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center in Granada, Nicaragua.

The Grand OPening Ceremony drew quite a crowd!   It was great to have so many people from the local community.

One of the thousands of Nicaragua street dogs that will benefit from the clinics free veterinary services
The French Ambassador to Nicaragua speaking at the event.  

The ribbon was cut by Claudio Mayorga (Clinic Manager), Brigitte Auloy (Director of International Programs at the Fondation Brigitte Bardot of Paris France) and Cathy King (CEO of World Vets)

The cutest little dancers show their stuff at the Grand Opening!
Another one of the many street dogs in Granada, Nicaragua.
World Vets helps to bring veterinary care to animals like this  one.
Highly trained and skilled Nicaraguan veterinarians serve as instructors at the center
and oversee care of all of the patients.
The center is equipped with modern
equipment for optimal patient safety

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