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WVS Thailand Launch First Pilot Project in Myanmar

Fri 14th Jun 2019

After six months of preparation and discussions with the Myanmar Veterinary Association, our first pilot project in Yangon, Myanmar began! WVS Thailand delivered a three-week proof of concept programme showcasing the trap-neuter-vaccinate-release (TNVR) method of humane dog population control.

Over 380 dogs were sterilised and more than 20 people were trained in surgical preparation, anaesthesia monitoring, sterilisation technique and animal handling!!

Our Clinical Director at WVS Thailand, Dr Giacomo, ventured to the township of Hlaing alongside three vets, six nurses, and three dog catchers in order to help treat the local animal population and train local vets.

The team set up an outreach clinic and got to work! 10 vets from the Myanmar Veterinary Association joined us in order to learn more about surgical techniques from the team and assist with the sterilisations. More junior vets and vet students were allowed to observe the surgery. They were all eager to learn and this will build interest in animal welfare for future generations! 

We had a busy three weeks, but the project was a huge success and we’re now looking forward to future outreach campaigns alongside the Yangon City Development Committee and Myanmar Veterinary Association. 

Keep your eyes peeled for more projects in Myanmar in the future!!