Mayhew offers veterinary training, shelter medicine and management courses to animal welfare organisations from abroad.
Our International Vet Training Programme (IVTP) is designed for veterinary personnel from overseas who are genuinely interested in improving animal welfare in their country. We work with like-minded vets to introduce long-term sustainable programmes for the development of improved animal health and welfare in their local communities. This programme takes place at our community vet clinic in London.
The programme covers the basics of preventative veterinary care for cats and dogs with a focus on the needs of animals in a shelter environment or animals living on the streets. Participants can also learn about the management and structure of an urban animal shelter, as well as Mayhew’s community outreach and education programmes.
It enables the participants to return to their own country not only with enhanced veterinary skills but a foundation in animal welfare and humane education. This can be built upon to influence the attitudes of their local community and will help relieve the suffering of animals worldwide.
Dr Mohammadzai DVM has provided training for the Kabul University Vet Faculty in small animal medicine and surgery, and has given opportunities for learning and development to more than 15 vets with our programme in Afghanistan.
In Georgia, we provided training for the veterinary team at Tbilisi Municipal Shelter and also donated veterinary equipment to the Municipal Shelter Clinic, including a heated operating table and a veterinary scrub-sink. We have held practical workshops in small animal reproductive surgery for the Free Agrarian University and currently Dr Ana Metskhvarishvili DVM continues to mentor and train local Georgian vets and vet students.
In addition, Mayhew International has developed some e-training materials on dog reproductive surgery, asepsis and instrument handling with translation in Farsi, Dari and Georgian.
A number of Mayhew IVTP alumni are continuing to work with us internationally. Dr Ana Metskhvarishvili provides support to our team in Georgia. Natasha Potapochkina, Valentina Grigorova and Rina Vorobyeva are all now supporting animal welfare programmes in Russia.
If you would like to apply for our International Vet Training Programme, please get in touch with us by phone: 0044 20 8962 8000 or email [email protected]
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