International Animal Welfare Training Institute

Making International Veterinary Aid Sustainable Webinar presented at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine on May 14, 2012

Making International Veterinary Aid Sustainable

May 14th 6-9 PM
Room 1020 Valley hall

The following veterinarians represent a broad scope of background and perspective. 

There will be lots of time for all your questions!

Featured Speaker

Dr Susan Monger DVM
Director of International Programs for the HSVMA-RAVS, Dr. Monger graduated from the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. After 10 years in private practice she decided to follow her passion form helping animals and people in need, Dr. Monger moved to Guatemala. After learning Spanish, she took a position with the Humane Society International and Rural Area Veterinary Services in 1999. Over the years she has worked to provide veterinary care on Indian reservations and in Appalachian hamlets in the USA. Internationally she has participated in projects in Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, and Ethiopia. Currently Dr. Monger organizes teaching clinics and training programs throughout Latin America and Ethiopia, and facilitates the development of sustainable veterinary outreach programs throughout the world. She is the recipient of the 2009 Ohio State Alumni Recognition Award and is on of the few veterinarians to have a day named after her by the Lakota Sioux Tribe. Susan Monger Day was instituted on the Cheyenne River reservation, in appreciation for her many years of hard work for the animals and residents of that Native American community.

Dr Dave Turoff DVM
Dr. Turoff graduated from the University of California Davis in 1983. He operates at an equine practice in Placerville, California and still manages to volunteer large amounts of his time to work on equine welfare projects in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and Peru. He is active in the Field Services division of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association and the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ Equitarian Initiative and travels several times a year to Central and South America to offer equine services to impoverished remote communities. Dr. Turoff is a skilled equine dentist and also speaks Spanish fluently. He works with veterinary students from both the USA and Latin America.

Dr Richard Bachman DVM
Dr. Bachman graduated from the University of California, in 1982, with both DVM and MPVM degrees. For the last 15 years he has directed Shelter Medicine Support, a private shelter medicine consulting practice specializing in design development and management of animal shelter medical programs. Dr. Bachman has worked internationally in India, Romania, and Mexico with various animal welfare organizations, primarily assisting with shelter operations and small animal sterilization projects. He is frequently a speaker on animal sheltering and spay/neuter services at national veterinary meetings.

Dr. Bonnie Markoff DVM
Bonnie Markoff is the owner and founder of Animal Care Clinic in San Luis Obispo, CA. This is a 5 doctor small animal practice recently named one of the top 5 AAHA accredited practices in North America. Bonnie graduated from UC Davis in 1988 and is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Canine and Feline Practice. She is very active with Christian Veterinary Mission, serving in both Mongolia and Uganda on short term trips. Dr. Markoff is a member of the advisory board for the Mongolian NGO called VetNET. She has made 6 trips to Mongolia where she teaches leadership and team building and helps in the small animal hospital. She recently helped put together a seminar on cross-cultural leadership for the Mongolian team. Bonnie has made one trip to Nicaragua with World Vets. She is one of only a handful of veterinarians certified in Veterinary Family Practice and has completed a Fellowship in small animal abdominal ultrasound at UCD.

Hosted by the International Animal Welfare Training Institute