VBB Volunteer Spotlight
Vets Beyond Borders volunteer Samantha Sewell is a vet nurse at Chinchilla Vet Services in Queensland and went on her first volunteer trip to #sardinia in October last year.
She became a volunteer for VBB because she loves to travel. “Also, I love my work so what better way to enrich myself?” she said.
During the two weeks in Sardinia, Samantha and two other VBB volunteers completed 205 surgeries. As a vet nurse, Samantha provided support to the vets with various tasks including prepping canine and feline patients for surgery. “My goal was to contribute to VBB’s program and I feel we achieved that during our time there,” she said. “My overall experience is significant as it was my first time volunteering in a foreign language country, so the culture - including working in the shelter - was an experience. I recommend other vets and nurses to volunteer for VBB because the sense of accomplishment and the experience is fantastic!” Samantha can’t wait for her next opportunity to volunteer for VBB! We look forward to it too, Samantha. Thanks for your hard work!
Photos by Ulla Korterman