I am a small animal /wildlife/ exotic veterinarian currently licensed in the USA. I have been cruising for 11 years. Started Chesapeake now in Malaysia
Worked 2 years total for Spay Panama
. There neutered for them ( spay, castrate) in clinics set up for locals in out islands for as little as $2 an animal's What they were charged, I was given a lunch. Worked with their vets, often 5 or 6 vets at a time with ancillary help. Also when went through Panama Canal
and worked in their main hospital doing same plus seeing sick and injured. Taught the vets there orthopedic surgeries. Went out to Perlas Islands capturing and neutering feral cats then released. They were devastating the local natural wildlife.
Volunteered 2 years IRO (Island Rescue
Organization) in Cebu, Philippines
. Was there 2 months before learning
iro was also the local name for dog. Rescue
shelter medicine. Where I met my wife ( filipina) four years ago. Eighty of my patients were pitbulls. They were taken from Chinese dog fighting ring by local police. They were then sold back to them by the same police. IRO got them to get them again for the second time. This was before I was there.
Had just arrived in Vavau, Tonga
when I heard on the radio
net they were having a fundraiser to get a vet to the island to take care of the local animal population. I got on and told them here I am. There 2 months. Against the law to euthanize the dogs
. Would ruin the meat.
Been many other places doing volunteer work. Last in Malaysia
helping at a vet hospital in Langkawi. Different orthopedic cases and a few days of routine vet work keeping my skills sharp. My boats there waiting for me while I am touring india
Perhaps I might answer some questions? We could talk on Skype maybe.