Darwin Animal Doctors (D.A.D.), Inc. is a registered United States 501(c)(3) charity, bringing high quality veterinary services to islands where,until 2010, there had been no regular veterinarians. The clinic is for domestic animals. The Galapagos a United Nations World Heritage Site is a critically important ecosystem under attack from invasive diseases, parasites, and non-native animals. Darwin Animal Doctors established the first comprehensive veterinary clinic on the Galapagos Islands to help promote the welfare of domestic animals, while taking measures to protect this unique ecosystem. Since 2010, when two conservationists established the clinic, it has provided free veterinary care to hundreds of pets on the islands, including routine preventative, spay/neuter, and emergency services. D.A.D. also began a program in the community to educate local residents about proper care of domestic animals.
Joanna Rosen, who grew up in Ridgewood, NJ and is now a veterinary student at University of Pennsylvania, has taken a leadership role in reaching out to veterinary hospitals in her native New Jersey seeking donations for D.A.D. She recently contacted Lisa Davis, Marketing Director at Oradell Animal Hospital in Paramus, NJ who was able to get approval for a donation of supplies valued at more than $1,000.00. The donated items include: cat carriers, surgical gloves, microscope slides, suture, Roccal, syringes, cardboard food bowls, thermometers, fluids bags and Heartgard. Joanna and nine of her Penn Veterinary classmates will bring the supplies with them this spring when they fly down to spend two weeks volunteering at the D.A.D. clinic in the Galapagos.
Oradell Animal Hospital’s contribution will enable Darwin Animal Doctors to save lives and help preserve an extraordinary ecosystem for future generations.
For more information visit http://www.darwinanimaldoctors.org/pages/donate.html