Monday, 30 September 2013

First Spay, First Spayathon for Dr Cristina!

Last week The Veterinary Training Camp was joined by Dr Cristina Petre from Ploiesti, Romania. She spent 5 intensive days learning and perfecting sterilisation skills that she will take back to her home town where she can continue her work with the local stray dogs. Her training was sponsored by Romania Animal Rescue. Her minimally invasive techniques, small incisions and rapid recoveries will make a huge difference to the animals of Ploiesti.

On her last day we were able to take her into the field! We took part in a spayathon organised by Swiss Group Einzatz Fur Tiere and Romania Animal Rescue. We have every confidence in time she will be able to organise such projects for her local community.

This is what Dr Christina had to say about her experiance with the VTC
The Veterinary Training Camp has provided an unique experience for me, made possible through Dr. Aurelian Stefan's guidance. Although I was a little nervous at first, Dr. A gave me confidence and helped me do my best. The air was peaceful and nice during the five days of training.

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Elena Masters the Basics of a Perfect Spay

Last week we welcomed Elena Graebener from Germany. She spent 5 days under the guidance of Dr Petrisor Stefan concentrating on the basic techniques that make up a sterilisation surgery. These can be applied to most soft tissue surgeries.

Elena had participated in a volunteer sterilisation programme before but this was the first time she was able to learn techniques and then perfect them with one to one help.

Her confidence grew over the 5 days. Her ligature technique was excellent so she could feel completely secure her surgeries would have no problems once they left her table. She operated on a range of dogs and cats, pre pubescent, deep chested, in heat, pregnant as well as your average medium sized dog. We hope she has collection of techniques that will help her through any surgery.

Elena was also able to participate in a few other aspects of clinic life. Her first full day with us ended in a late night surgery to remove a retained urachus in a Yorkshire terrier. There were also more routine surgeries, orthopaedic surgeries and medical cases such as babesia and parvo.

We hope her time in Craiova was not too exhausting and look forward to hearing how she is getting on in her clinic in Germany.