Another year with closed borders has nearly passed us by. Though we can’t run clinics, SPAW has been keeping busy.

Through social media we’ve been able to give remote assistance to many animals needing care in the South Pacific. Our Lead Vet Dr Geoff Neal has been on our Facebook page doing remote consultations with people and our partners in islands all over the South Pacific. Geoff has helped animals including dogs, cats, pigs, cows, horses and even a bat!

We’ve also continued to send over medicinal supplies, including flea and worm treatment, for our parnters to distribute on islands including Vava’u, Tongatapu, ‘Eua, and Ha’apai.

Our thanks to North Shore Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, Norbrook New Zealand, Mill Road Vet Hospital (Whangarei), VetEnt (Wanaka and Te Kuiti), The Vets Epsom (Auckland), At the Vets (Christchurch), The Veterinary Care Group (Balmoral and Point Chevalier, Auckland) and Peggy Hoo of Auckland for your donations and supplies.

Our thanks as well to our premium partner Zoetis, who have been supporting our work and providing medical supplies for more than 11 years now. These medical supplies make such an enormous difference and the generosity means we can still help animals in need from far away.

These have been difficult times for many South Pacific Islands, particularly those with no veterinary care available at all. We are hopeful that we will be able to return soon and we are planning our next clinics for when borders open and travel is safe. 

In the meantime we have been working to develop our 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, which includes our vision and the activities we’ll focus on. Our vision is: Animals in the South Pacific Island are healthy and valued. The work that we have, and will continue to do, is all centred around achieving this vision. You can read our Strategic Plan here.