Today is a big milestone for WVS.
We launched our first training session today at our brand new international training centre in the Chiang Mai Province of Thailand. The centre is delivering a wide range of courses in surgical sterilisation techniques, shelter medicine and shelter management for Thai vets and students.
Ten dogs have been operated so far while training the staff under the tutelage of our experienced veterinary directors Dr Ilona Otter (ITC India) and Dr Maiju Tamminen. Animal handlers and vets are also being trained by master animal handlers Nigel Otter and Nagaraj Raju from ITC India. Our team have years of experience between them and have recently been celebrating an incredible Rabies Free Status in Nilgiris District where the ITC in India is based.
The Centre is based at the Care for Dogs Foundation shelter. WVS and Care for Dogs joined forces for the benefit of animals in Thailand and around the South East Asia region. The two charities have been working together in Thailand for almost 9 years and since the 1st May 2015, Care for Dogs has been incorporated into the WVS family.
Thai vets are receiving practical surgery experience through ABC programmes that are carried out in areas local to the Training Centre, both improving the skills of vets as well as making a positive difference within the community.
You can see the very first ITC surgery being taught by ITC India vet Dr Jawahar via this link https://goo.gl/XACxTM