VET nurse Rebecca Tapp is gathering supplies and flying to Cambodia in a few weeks to spend time volunteering at an Australian run veterinary clinic in Siem Reap.
“This is my third volunteer vet trip—I’ve been to Bali and Cook Island with various charities,” she told the Herald.
“I do it because these places rely on volunteers, and without them the animals wouldn’t get the help they need. It’s a really rewarding opportunity to make a difference.”
Before flying out on June 15, Ms Tapp is calling for donations of medical equipment and medication she can take with her.
“Vet services and supplies over there are low and limited,” she says.
“We’re in urgent need of medicated shampoos, parasiticide such as Revolution, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, surgical instruments, and suture materials.” She is also on the look out for old wooden lamps and “second-hand instruments and even recently expired medications and bandaging materials will be gratefully accepted”. “What we see as the littlest things all add up and make the biggest difference over there.”
Contact Rebecca Tapp at email@example.com
by ROSIE HENDERSON