February saw a change to the normal Veterinary Training Camp. The whole team were in the Dominican Republic for a neutering campaign on behalf of Animal Spay and NeuterInternational. In collaboration with Animal Balance and Pets Breeding Control.
Drs Aurelian And Petrisor Stefan spent time with local vets performing and teaching surgical techniques which are particullarly applicable when working with stray dogs where a minimally invasine technique and quick complication free recovery is vital for survival on the street.
They were learning about anaesthesia and preparation of the patient. In no time at all they were able to intubate any size dog with no assistance whether it was upside down or the correct way up. Rauls IV skills and injection technique score a 10 out of 10 and we are confident they are going to be central to future neutering campaigns in the Dominican Republic.