Vet nurse wants to Tapp into sup­plies

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

SUBIACO ve­teri­nary nurse Re­becca Tapp is call­ing for dona­tions of sur­gi­cal in­stru­ments and med­i­ca­tion to help treat an­i­mals in Cam­bo­dia.

Ms Tapp will travel to Siem Reap in Cam­bo­dia on June 15 to vol­un­teer as a vet nurse and needs dona­tions of sur­gi­cal in­stru­ments, su­ture ma­te­ri­als, en­do­tra­cheal tubes, flu­ids, anti-in­flam­ma­to­ries, an­tibi­otics, oxy­gen masks and IV catheters be­fore she leaves.

“Vet ser­vices are limited there and sup­plies are low, so I’m try­ing to se­cure some dona­tions of med­i­cal equip­ment and med­i­ca­tions to take with me for the char­i­ties be­fore I go,” she said.

“Sar­cop­tic mange and par­a­sites are the most com­mon prob­lems, so there is a huge de­mand for par­a­siti­cides, like Revo­lu­tion, and med­i­cated sham­poos such as Malaseb.

“If any­one is able to do­nate an old spare Woods lamps to help de­tect fun­gus, bac­te­rial in­fec­tions and par­a­sites, that would be fan­tas­tic.”

Ms Tapp, who has pre­vi­ously vol­un­teered in Bali and the Cook Is­lands, will be work­ing with Siem Reap Ve­teri­nary Ser­vices, which is run by an Aus­tralian vet nurse living in Cam­bo­dia.

Ms Tapp said she would mainly be treat­ing dogs and cats that would oth­er­wise not re­ceive any vet care.

“I’m vol­un­teer­ing my time; the com­mu­nity can do their bit by vol­un­teer­ing their old, ex­pired, un­wanted, ex­cess items,” she said.

“Sec­ond-hand in­stru­ments, even re­cently ex­pired med­i­ca­tions and su­ture ma­te­rial, will be grate­fully ac­cepted from doc­tors, vets, hos­pi­tals, chemists or uni­ver­si­ties.

“The char­i­ties rely on help from the com­mu­nity to be able to help the an­i­mals, so please help.” For more in­for­ma­tion about do­nat­ing, con­tact bec­do­na­tions@out­

Vet nurse Re­becca Tapp needs dona­tions of an­i­mal med­i­ca­tions to help out in Cam­bo­dia.

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