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On a mission: caring for working equids abroad
  1. Gigi Kay

    Gigi Kay graduated from Edinburgh in 1998. After spending a year locuming in the UK, she joined SPANA and worked in Morocco from 1999 until 2005. She then moved to Qatar where she has been working as the veterinary services coordinator for the Doha Asian Games. She is currently involved with a relatively new equine charity, Animal Care Egypt, which is based in Luxor. Her clinical interests include medical and surgical problems facing working equids and she is enrolled for the RCVS certificate in equine internal medicine.


AFTER an unpromising start, Gigi Kay has carved a career for herself working for organisations providing veterinary care for the working equids in some of the poorest communities overseas. Here she describes some of her experiences, as well as the challenges facing the communities, their animals and, in turn, the organisations striving to help them.

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