A vet is gearing up for a trip to Uganda to support a charity’s efforts to eliminate rabies around the world.
Fiona Thomson, a vet with The Pets’n’Vets Family based in Glasgow, will jet off this week to volunteer for Mission Rabies, which relies on supporters from around the world to provide its veterinary services.
She told vet times: “Having worked with the charity last year in Malawi and seen the difference it can make, I can’t wait to return to Africa. Once again, we’ll be working from sunrise until sunset, vaccinating as many dogs as possible.
“As a team, we vaccinated more than 35,000 dogs last year, smashing our target. It was an immense experience – one I’ll never forget – and I hope it will live on through my time in Uganda.”
Vaccination and education
Miss Thomson will join vaccination teams in remote villages in the Nwoya district of northern Uganda, providing protection to dogs and their owners against rabies for the following year.
Her time will be spent drawing up vaccines, giving out vaccination certificates and marking dogs to show they have been treated, in addition to distributing educational material.
Miss Thomson has been sponsored by Pets’n’Vets clients and raised further funds by packing bags at Tesco, at the Silverburn Shopping Centre in Glasgow.
- Further donations can be made via Miss Thomson’s JustGiving page.