Vet nurse in training/kennel manager (paid) from Vietnam
Hung joined us in June 2011. She is from Vietnam but also speaks Khmer and Thai fluently. She has been training as a vet nurse and learning English. She is responsible for the dog and cat kennels, giving medicines and monitoring patients during surgery. She is paid weekly. She is moody, but has a good heart and cares for the animals. Don’t get on her bad side !!
House manager (paid) from Thailand
Lek is our house manager. She’s been around for 3 years, but became full time the end of February 2012. She is from the mainland, Trat. She has been on Koh Chang for over 10 years. She lives here with her husband, Yui, and their two daughters, Yoke and Yah. She is “the boss” when it comes to anything to do with the cleaning, ordering animal food, and cluing us in on local customs or gossip. She is always ready to help out with the animals but prefers to stay out of the surgery. She is paid by the hour, so has no complaints about extra time at the center !
Vet nurse in training from the UK
Tracy is our vet nurse on the island of Koh Maak. She lives there with her partner Robbie. Tracy has been with the project since 2006. She has spent her own money to buy medicines to support the animals on Koh Maak. If we have a case that can not be resolved on Koh Maak, Tracy coordinates the transport to Koh Chang. We appreciate Tracy’s tenacity.
Founder/vet nurse from USA
Lisa first arrived on Koh Chang in 2000 as a dive instructor. She soon noticed that the animals on the island were in desperate need of veterinary care. With over 20 years experience of providing volunteer veterinary care, she decided to start helping. At first, this involved only vaccinating animals and emergency support. Things progressed and the need for a clinic was obvious. She learned the Thai language and offered her services for free to help out the local people. She gained valuable experience over the last few years. She has studied with numerous doctors from various countries around the world. Her knowledge and understanding of animals has grown immensely since 2000.