Our 2019 season of IAHP has launched

Wildlife & Welfare has conducted its first free animal health clinic for 2019, as part of our Indigenous Animal Health Programme (IAHP). Working in restricted aboriginal lands in Australia, we are providing the only veterinary health care to the animals in these remote communities.

Wildlife & Welfare has committed to sterilising 80% of the dog population within the Shepparton community in Victoria, over the next 3 years. We will be running 4 x 1 week health clinics per year and providing everything from emergency treatment, health check-ups, vaccinations, spay/neuter and animal health and welfare advice.

Our first 1 week clinic was held at the end of January, which unfortunately coincided with some of the hottest temperatures on record in the Victoria region. Our dedicated team battled on through outdoor temperatures reaching the mid 40’s, to help many animals and saving countless lives.

We are extremely grateful to the Shepparton Council for providing the buildings used to run this clinic. The air conditioned recovery ward was invaluable to both patients and as a cool down room for the team.

We are very excited to continue this project throughout the year and for our plans to expand IAHP to other indigenous communities within Australia.

For further details on IAHP, please CLICK HERE to visit the project page.

Veterinary team at the start of the week long clinic

Veterinary team at the start of the week long clinic

Shepparton Council buildings that were converted in to a veterinary clinic and recovery ward for the week

Shepparton Council buildings that were converted in to a veterinary clinic and recovery ward for the week

Setting up and testing the veterinary equipment

Setting up and testing the veterinary equipment

Puppy health check

Puppy health check

Microchipping each patient

Microchipping each patient

The sun setting on the final day in Shepparton

The sun setting on the final day in Shepparton