To train local veterinary technicians in veterinary nursing skills to make a lasting improvement to animal welfare in southern India. Follow our blog at www.sendavn.wordpress.com.
About the project
We want to raise the funds to send two registered veterinary nurses, two veterinary surgeons and eight student veterinary nurses from Edinburgh Napier University to Kerala Veterinary School in southern India for a two week collaborative workshop. The project will be delivered in conjunction with the Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education, with the support of the College of Animal Welfare and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.
The aim is to broaden our students experience of veterinary nursing, to improve their problem solving skills and for them to have an opportunity to particpate in the training of veterinary technicians in basic nursing techniques. This knowledge can make a massive difference to the recovery of the animal and can empower the veterinary technician to make lasting improvements to the animals in her care without needing to ask for permission or spending any money. It is this knowledge that our students who are trained to RCVS standards can impart to their professional peers in India.