The Texas Equine Veterinary Association provides veterinary care to working horses and donkeys in the rural areas around Chimaltenango and San Andres Iztapa in Guatemala. Trips are scheduled biannually to work with local veterinarians to educate and provide services to animals that improve or care for the lives of thousands of impoverished people. TEVA offers scholarships to veterinary students to accompany us. Groups are based in the UNESCO Heritage city of Antigua and typically include 6-8 veterinarians, though veterinary assistants, equine volunteers and industry partners often make the trip. Requirements include being a TEVA member or sponsor.
October 28-November 5, 2017 (Lake Atitlan, Guatemala)- led by Rob Franklin
November 4-12 (Antigua, Guatemala)- led by Ed Strickland, Jessica Huntington, Scott Giebler, Pat Garrett
Feb 3-11 (Nicaragua)- led by Chris Brasmer