Project Date: January 7-14 2017
Localisation : Central America
Population : 340000
Spoken Languages : English, Spanish, Creole, Mayan, Garifuna
Local Partner : Hopkins Belize Humane Society (HBHS)
In January 2017, the Foundation for Veterinary Aid International returned for the sixth time to the village of Sarteneja in Belize. The majority of the villagers do not own a car and the closest veterinarian is two hours away by bus or an hour away by boat across the Bay of Corozal. By operating a clinic in the heart of the village, FVAI is the solution to the lack of access to veterinary care. The people of Sarteneja appreciate our services and don’t hesitate to leave their animals in our care, for either a sterilization (with a pretty tattoo and collar as a bonus), a treatment against parasites, or a simple wellness exam.
In three days, we treated 176 animals for free. A team of two veterinarians, three animal health technicians, a human anesthesiologist, two veterinary students, and an animal health technician student performed 71 sterilizations and 105 wellness exams.
Thank you for your generous welcome and your participation. We will be returning to Sarteneja in January 2018.