Romania and Bulgaria are two of the poorest countries in Eastern Europe. Veterinary services are virtually non-existent in rural areas and properly trained specialists are hard to come by. As a consequence, many pet owners never spay/neuter their cats and dogs, preferring to discard the unwanted litters on the streets thus contributing to an ever increasing stray population.
Romania Animal Rescue facilitates veterinary education by sponsoring veterinary training programs where specialist knowledge and expertise is shared to help develop the skills of local vets. Increasing the numbers of skilled local vets who can deliver recurrent small-scale spay/neuter campaigns for their communities ensures the sustainability of our spay/neuter programs. To date, over 25 veterinarians in Romania and Bulgaria have participated in RAR's educational programs.
Romania Animal Rescue provides financial help for Romanian and Bulgarian vets to take part in the Veterinary Training Camp, an education project set up by RAR vets Dr. Aurelian Stefan DVM, Dr. Petrisor Stefan DVM and Dr. Ruth Osborne RVN, DipCABT. As part of the training camp, local veterinarians learn modern spay/neuter procedures, including flank spay and keyhole surgery. To find out more visit www.veterinarytrainingcamp.com.