Veterinary Nursing students support charity veterinary clinic in Tonga

Loading...
Thumbnail Image
Other Title
Authors
Harvey, Laura
Ladyman, Rebecca
Gussey, Angela
Author ORCID Profiles (clickable)
Degree
Grantor
Date
2014-03
Supervisors
Type
Journal Article
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku (Māori subject headings)
Keyword
South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW)
veterinary students
veterinary clinics
Unitec courses
Tonga
Tongatapu (Tonga)
veterinary nursing students
charities
charity clinics
volunteer programmes
ANZSRC Field of Research Code (2020)
Citation
Harvey, L.C., Ladyman, R., and Gussey, A. (2014). Veterinary Nursing students support charity veterinary clinic in Tonga.The New Zealand Veterinary Nurse,March, pp.8-10.
Abstract
What started off as an idea very quickly became reality as ten veterinary nursing students, two veterinarians and four Unitec staff (two veterinary nurses, one veterinarian and one support person) gathered at Auck­ land Airport in the early hours of a Friday morning bound for Tonga. The trip was part of a South Pacific Animal Welfare (SPAW) desexing and vaccination clinic. SPAW organise various clinics in the South Pacific, asking veterinarians and veterinary nurses to volunteer their time to provide much needed veterinary care to islands with no regular veterinary service. What a fantastic way, we thought, to both help animals desperately in need, and give our students some great practical experience.
Publisher
Link to ePress publication
DOI
Copyright holder
Copyright notice
All rights reserved
Copyright license
Available online at