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Luke's April Update!

Tue 7th May 2019

Firstly, I’d like to say a massive thank you to Dr Caroline Thursfield who ran the London Marathon for us in a knockout 3 hours and 55mins and raised over £7,000 to support our projects!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

Without people like Caroline, we would simply not be able to do all the amazing work for animals that we have done this month. If you would like to do something incredible then please sign up to one of our challenges here!


We ran two courses in Thailand, four in Ooty and one international course in Goa. Additional teams went out to projects in Malawi, Senegal, Thailand, Laos, Bolivia and Myanmar. 



The WVS Goa team had an incredible month, completing a total of 813 animal birth control surgeries and 38 adoptions alongside their other treatments this month!! They also trained 25 vets and three vet assistants in best recommended practices in animal birth control surgery! None of this would be possible without The Marchig Trust, Dogs Trust Worldwide, BBF and our amazing supporters who are making the Hicks centre such a success!


Our Director of International Veterinary Training, Ilona, was invited to speak at the World Veterinary Day celebrations run by the India Veterinary Association in Kerala and used the opportunity to promote new methods of rabies control. Back in Ooty, Dr Kavin was on hand to help a cat who had been involved in a car accident. Thankfully the cat is now free from pain and learning how to navigate life on three legs!


13 courses have been run through the Thai ITC so far this year. This is a testament to the hard work of the teams. We continue to help all animals that come through our doors. Dogs like Nin, who recently suffered a dislocation that needed a challenging operation to correct. She would have simply had nowhere else to go without our centre. 

Young Vets Club

The hard work of Nicky and Katharyn in driving forward the Young Vets Club is phenomenal. We held our first activity day at Gorse Farm with Pilgrims Vets in addition to a poster competition with the twinned schools in India and the UK. A sincere thanks to the Countess of Shaftesbury for her generosity and support in presenting the awards, also to Sharon Etherington for being our brilliant judge. Thanks as well to FSM school for kindly hosting the event. Make sure you visit our exciting new website for more information.


The total number of parcels dispatched this month is 106 with the value of products totalling £18,451.71. 

ROCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!