Murdoch veterinary students are travelling to India, Thailand and Sri Lanka this year to volunteer with non-profit organisations focused on improving animal welfare. They would love to take much-needed supplies with them.
The Murdoch Travelling Vet Students (MTVS) is an organisation run by veterinary students within the Veterinary Science school at Murdoch University. Their aim is to provide opportunities to veterinary science students to travel overseas to gain valuable skills that will aid them in their studies and their future career, as well as contribute to improving global animal welfare.
This year MTVS is sending students to Thailand and India to volunteer with Worldwide Veterinary (WVS) Services. WVS is a not-for-profit organisation that conducts numerous training programs for local and international veterinarians and veterinary students. Students will be assisting at their spay and neuter clinics, gaining valuable surgical skills and playing a role in control of the street dog population prevention of rabies. They will be providing much–needed veterinary care to the neglected street animals of India and Thailand.
They are also sending students to Sri Lanka to volunteer with Bridging Lanka Ltd at their donkey clinic. Their duties will involve wound treatment, perinatal care, assisting surgery and helping with animal welfare community programs.
What you can donate:
- Hemostatic clamps curved
- Operating scissors (sharp and blunt end)
- Mayo scissors
- Olsen-Hegar Needle holders (or Mayo-Hegar ones)
- Gigli saw, blade and handles
- Hard back saw
- Artery Forceps straight and curved
- Rat tooth forceps
- Thumb forceps
- Allis forceps
- Bravecto or Nextguard
- Surgical sets + drapes
- Equine head collars, lead ropes + grooming equipment
- Needles (18G or 20G)
- Gauze bandages, disposable gloves, cotton packs
MTVS will be working with the WVS and Bridging Lanka annually. If you could please keep aside all unwanted equipment and supplies, MTVS will very gratefully collect them each year. Note that medicines must be in-date and not expired.
Email email@example.com if you have any items that you would like to donate.
If you don’t have any items to donate but would still like to contribute please visit their Go Fund Me page.