A bit of a departure from my usual posts, this one is not on travel, but a very special event that takes place annually on Little Corn. While on the island in July, I learned of a spray and neuter clinic led by a group of veterinarians from the United States and Managua. I asked the head of the group Dr. Tom Parker if I could photograph one of the clinic days.
Since 2008, Dr. Tom Parker and a group of volunteer vets have been offering a spray and neuter clinic on the Corn Islands. In addition to the surgeries, the group treats general ailments such as fleas and parasites.
As there are no vets on the island, this is the only opportunity annually for the animals to be treated. Residents line-up for hours to see the doctors and over one hundred patients are seen over two days. On Little Corn, the local public school was used to hold the surgeries and treatments.
The team was there over two days, and their work is invaluable in keeping the small population of pets on the island in good health. Above, three happy customers. Thank you!!