The beauty of volunteering and being bilingual

This is the first blog from one of the Guatemalan veterinarians who volunteered with Veterinarian without Borders-Canada in Todos Santos, on Feb 2013. During that time, she made a connection with the people from Allandale Veterinary Hospital, and as a result she was invited to go to Canada for a one-month practicum.
With the help of Allandale Veterinary Hospital and Veterinarians without Borders-Canada, Dr. Heidi Sandoval was able to make her long-standing dream into a reality. Here is her first blog…

“It is 4:15 am and I just arrived at La Aurora International Airport. Just left my 2 boys and husband about 20 minutes ago. I will see them in 34 days.
Today I fly to Toronto, Canada, where Dr. Lechten will host me at her clinic, Allandale Veterinary Hospital for a month.
Definitely this will be a challenge for me and a great opportunity to learn and receive training.
After a 14 hour trip I arrived at Toronto, will meet tomorrow with Dr. Lechten”.
Heidi Sandoval