Meet Dr Robyn McCann, our local coordinator for VETS UNITED in Malawi.
"My name is Dr Robyn McCann and I graduated as a veterinarian in 2008 from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. I have always had a passion for animal welfare and have worked in mostly welfare organisations since I qualified. Aside from trying to provide the best veterinary service I can to these animals, my main aim has been to educate owners, children and staff on the importance of responsibility and compassion when owning and/or treating a pet - it should be regarded as a privilege, not a right.
Since moving to Malawi in 2014 I have seen the immense need for education of the Malawian people. It is one of the poorest countries in Africa and understandably animals and their health rank low on the priority list for most of the Malawian population. I believe that if we can train the emerging Malawian veterinarians in the basic issues of primary health care and the importance of compassion for all animals, we will have provided a sustainable method of ensuring these ideals are maintained. This will be the basis of my work for WTG."
In order to establish and improve the welfare of domestic-, livestock and wild animals in the long term, we have developed our new programme VETS UNITED. In Tanzania we are glad to count on Dr Robyn McCanns support.