|Dr Keisia and Dr Nicole performing a spay and neuter on a cat.|
To assist in our ambitious project to spay as many strays we hope too, is no easy feat as each surgical procedure requires a lot of time and concentration to be done properly. As such, Noah’s Ark has opened its doors to both vet students and volunteer veterinarians from Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. These vet students come in as part of their internship to assist Raymund in diagnosing the daily vet work and cases that pass through the clinic.
Volunteer veterinarians donate their free time to assist in more complicated veterinarian procedures. We are very appreciative for both such contributions as their efforts have been most beneficial for our programs and to all our animals. We know that such hard work and dedication by both these groups is due to their common love and compassion for the animals.
|Left: Dr Bernice performing a leg amputation on Lordy a rescued |
German Shepherd with her colleagues from Allpets & Aqualife Clinic.
Kaylen and Wey Yin are such two intern veterinarians from Hong Kong and Penang. They believed that they have benefited from their internship with Noah’s Ark. They were able to practice many of their skills on actual animals with guidance from both Raymund and other vets and they believed that they have grown in terms of skills, mindset and direction as young veterinarians.
|From left vet interns: Kaylen and Wei Yin.|
Kaylen says, “Uncle Raymund is such a patient teacher not only in surgical skills but also in life.” “I have learnt so much from him as he is both wise and inspiring.” They are also determined in becoming better veterinarians so that they will apply the most appropriate procedure for the animals to minimize any discomfort. Wey Yin says, “I admire how Uncle Raymund cares for animals as much as people. His life story shows that he knows without determination, one would never achieve or attain one’s goal.”
They appreciate Raymund for demonstrating to them the various spay techniques. He displayed much patience despite their sometimes clumsy attempts, encouraging them to persevere and rewarding their hard work by cooking delicious meals during their attachment.
|From left vet interns: Cheryl and Ivan.|
They believe that their experience at Noah’s Ark was extremely rewarding and do hope more people will be inspired to do what they have done. By partaking in the important job of sterilizing the stray population, they have been able to make a difference to the lives of these animals.