OSU veterinary students to volunteer in Nicaragua

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 25, 2015 at 3:50 a.m.



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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A group of Oregon State University veterinary students and alumni, as well as local veterinarians are traveling to Nicaragua to volunteer care for livestock and pets.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1hDMcZq ) that 30 OSU College of Veterinary Medicine students are traveling to the island of Ometepe, which has no veterinarians of its own. The trip began Monday and will end on Sept. 5. Six veterinarians are also going on the trip.

The group will hold eight days of clinics to perform spaying and neutering procedures, treat illnesses and give seminars.

Last year volunteers spayed or neutered 81 dogs and cats and castrated 22 horses and pigs. The group hopes to treat more than 400 animals this year.

The students are asking American donors to underwrite care for Nicaraguan with donations.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, http://www.gtconnect.com

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