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Kindness across borders

Mallory Stuckwisch from Purdue University shared this story from a recent trip she took to Nepal proving that compassion is truly universal.

Last summer, I travelled to Nepal, where I spent a month working in a veterinary clinic in Kathmandu. Nepal was altogether a wonderful experience, but the most impactful moment of trip came one night after I had returned from the clinic. It had been a rainy couple of days as it was monsoon season, so when I got back to the house, my feet were absolutely covered in mud. Bhabana, my host mom, saw this and immediately ran to get a pitcher of water without me even asking. She took me into the bathroom, knelt down, and washed my feet… like really washed my feet (between the toes and all). This was such a neat experience for me as a Christian, because that is a huge gestures of servitude, and here she was, a Hindu women, who was honestly doing it out of love for me, not for the cleanliness of her house. This moment, while not directly an animal related experience, was such a deep connection that I will remember forever as I dedicate my life to the human-animal bond. The Nepali people give until they have nothing left to give but themselves. Their generosity and respect transcends religion, culture, and species. They display a sense of compassion that I can only hope to achieve, and after all it is compassion that drives a Veterinarian forward.


Monday Memes

Thank you to Wilson Chung from the Atlantic Veterinary College for allowing us to start this week with a laugh.


Have a golden day

 Thea Madill from St. George’s University shared these adorable images of her pups Olive and Sophie with us and we think they help make any day just a bit more "golden". Thanks for sharing Thea!“A breath of a fresh, Canadian Winter" with Sophie“Fishing days of summer in Whiteshell Provincial Park, Canada” with Olive"Reflections"


Caption Contest Winners

We'd like to thank everyone who took part in our first caption contest and made it such a success. Plus an enourmous thank you to Parker the labrabull & Smee the cockatiel, owned by Bethany Richards from Washington State University, for being such wonderful models.



"Acting Sealy"

"Acting Sealy"Thank you to Nathalie Carby from the University of Florida for sharing these winning shots with us!"Dog Days of Summer""Cheetah Love"