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Dr. Larry Richman, our Chief, our dear good friend, our most most loved and adored fantastic veterinarian, sadly passed away suddenly this week. Dr.Larry M. Richman was an inspiration to everyone he touched all around the world. His intelligence combined with his quick wit made working with him a very special and memorable experience. From the […]
We’ve had an amazing trip to the Galapagos. In total we sterilized 240 animals and gave essential medical treatment to a number of other animals who had already been sterilized. On the final clinic day we ran a community event where local children brought their dogs and our very own Dr Sergio taught them […]
On Tuesday we ran a mobile clinic in the highlands of Isabela. The highlands is a very different landscape to our main clinic in Puerto Villamil. Both are extremely beautiful places but unlike the dry volcanic lava that adorns the Puerto Vilamil landscape, the Highlands is very lush and green. At the clinic we had a […]
Humanely controlling the dog and cat population means that we are doing our bit to help preserve the wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos. Here’s just a few pictures of our visit to the Isabela tunnels, an off shore network of lava rock arches and underwater tunnels.
After the highlands clinic yesterday on Isabela we received a call from the Galapagos National Park via AGB who gave our veterinarians permission to treat an injured sea lion. The team rushed to our clinic in Puerto Villamil where they treated the sea lion who had suffered a shark bite with pain medication and anti-inflammatories. The […]
Yesterday we had another great day on Isabela Island with 41 animals sterilized. We also saw 7 other animals that had already been sterilized and so we gave them worming / flea medication.
On Animal Balance campaigns we are so lucky as when we do get some time off we get to visit some amazing places and see some of the flora and fauna that make these island nations so unique. Here’s just a snapshot of some of what we’ve seen in Santa Cruz Island.
Ola, we’re here in Isabella and its magnificent. The scenery is jaw dropping, we were met by iguanas near the dock area – perfecto! On Friday night we set up clinic in an abandoned chapel on the island. We’re running cat surgery in the chapel and dog surgery outside. AGB people including Dr Rita have come […]
Animal Balance isn’t just about humane ways of sterilizing animals, its also about helping to preserve our planet. One way we do this is by making use of what we can find. For example an empty water bottle cut up makes a really handy instrument sterilizing container. Here on the Galapagos sustainability and recycling is […]