Saturday, March 31, 2012

They Brought Their Horses, Dogs and a Cat.

Nice wheels, Julio !

This fine Sunday morning we loaded up for the drive to the municipality of
San Miguel del Padron.

Upon arrival at Consultorio Veterinario C#2 they were waiting for us.

Dra.Danis home based clinic, as of this posting, is the only Veterinary clinic in a municipality of 150,000+.

photo:Susana Hurlich

On this day we were prepared to spay/neuter some dogs and cats
deparasitize dogs and horses.

Until just recently, Danis worked on her own with the able assistance of her husband Tony.
Now, Danis has been assigned a Veterinary Technician.
Eduardo Castellanos Garcia (pictured below) is a specialist in horse care.
With over 350 horses in the municipality he will certain help improve equine health.
The Spanky Project assisted this day by offering a deworming session for local horses.

photo:Susana Hurlich


I am extremely grateful for the consistent support we receive in Cuba.
Our partners are wonderful.
Nilda, on the left, is the former interim Municipal Director of the IMV.
Dr.Sergio Chan, in the middle, is the Bayer rep in Cuba.
That's Danis on the right.

A big thank you to Dr.Chan and Bayer.
They provided the Drontal Plus for this campaña.

Krystal Wallace is a Veterinary Technician at Yonge Street Animal Hospital in Toronto.
Having a "tech" with us made a world of difference.

photo:Susana Hurlich
The Spanky Project is very fortunate to have Dr.Michele Travers as part of our team.
This is Michele's second trip to Cuba with the Spanky Project.

Having her with us is like having two Vets ... small animal practitioner and an equine specialist.
Pictured below is Alicia Garcia Soto, IMV (Institute of VeterinaryMedicine) Director for San Miguel del Padron. She has the clipboard at the ready to record each horses info.

After being released from recovery these little guys had a ride home.

Rounding out our Canadian crew was Dr.Michael Belovich.
Dr.B is the Practice Owner & Lead Veterinarian of
Yonge Street Animal Hospital in Toronto.
Dr.B has worked closely with his suppliers to acquire donated supplies for delivery to Cuba.
Here he presents Danis with Metacam and Cefa-Drops.
Thanks go to
Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd./Ltée

Last but not least ...
Cuban Veterinarian Dr.Edgar Llorente has become a regular on our San Miguel campañas.

On this morning we ...
20 horses + 75 dogs
8 dogs +1 cat

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