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Supporting Wildlife Medicine in Nepal

We are very excited today that plans are afoot to bring wildlife vet, Dr Amir Sadaula, to the UK later this year. Amir will work alongside vetsJessica Bodgener and Nic Masters, and vet nurse Matthew Rendle, to build on his clinical skills.

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If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know that back in 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, we raised funds to keep Amir in his post at Nepal’s newly opened wildlife hospital in Chitwan District. THANK you again to everyone who contributed and made it possible to keep the hospital staffed during very challenging economic times.

We are delighted that we can now take things a stage further and offer this additional training in the UK. It will be a great chance for Amir to gain invaluable practical experience and further develop his clinical skills.

While Nepal is rich in native wildlife, veterinary training and facilities are still under-developed and there is little experience in some of the diagnostic imaging and blood work that have become routine elsewhere.The plan is to help Amir develop his skills in a wide range of areas relevant to wildlife medicine, including clinical examination, anaesthesia, radiography, pathology and post mortem techniques.

Training vets in order to build in-country wildlife medicine capacity is one of WVI’s core objectives and we are really looking forward to taking this next step with Amir.