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OUR VET AND STAFF

Khun Theerasud Chaichalremwong our President

BRIGITTE and friends

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUD

SUD is our President

 

WIT

WIT, our Manager,  nothing works without him...he can do anything and everything!

OW

OW works at the house in Chaweng. He medicates the cats and dogs and helps cleaning in and outside of our house. He is able to give syringes, infusions and after talking to the doctor, to prescribe medication. He also is responsible for the photographs of the dogs and cats and because of this, he often stays at the shelter.

 

KIO

KIO works as the first doctor's assistant at the shelter. He is able to give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication. He also has a driver's licence.

 

 GUG

GUG works as the second doctor's assistant at the shelter. He is able to give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication. He also has a drivers licence.

 

BOE

BOE works in the shelter in Baan Taling Ngam. He is in charge of cleaning the singleboxes (1 to 25) he has to give the dogs medicine and food twice a day and also takes care of the dogs in the outside compounds.

DAM

DAM is our cleaning lady for in the morning.

DAM has been working with us for a long time. She is very trustworthy.

 

DANG

  

DANG is from Burma and works in Bahn Taling Ngam. He helps Monti and is doing most repair work at the shelter. He also does the cleaning in Singleboxes.

JANA

JANA is from Burma. She works as a maid/cleaning lady here at our house. In the mornings, when DAM works here, Jana takes care of the cleaning and feeding of the cats in the house next door where we have a small cat quarantine station.

 

 

 

 

Until April 1999, there was no vet on Koh Samui. Animals died helplessly at the side of the road after accidents. Even small bite wounds could end in death because nobody cared for the wounds, and the dogs died slowly and painfully because of the maggots. The number of puppies born was immense and the Government conducted mass poisonings twice a year.

 

In April 1999, DRCS was officially founded and employed Dr Somsak.

Dr. SOMSAK

When Dr Somsak became self-employed after a year, we hired two new vets (Dr Sarawood and Dr Boy) who worked with us for about a year but their performance waned over that time and we had to give them notice.

After that, we used Dr Somsak for initial treatment, emergencies and two castrations a day. Dr Somsak charged us the full price for everything with no discount. It was not always easy to come up with that amount of money.

When we finished building the big animal shelter, we hired a new vet, Dr Chirapong Knavatchana (Dr Jo), who was with us from July 2003 to December 2004. He was good, did six castrations a day and treated all emergencies with expertise. Unfortunately, he tried to cheat us and we had to let him go without notice. He now has his own clinic in Lamai.

Dr. JO

From January to March 2005, we had no vet so we worked with Dr Utit Kamwut and Dr Sasiwimol Puthkhiew of the Samui Animal Hospital in Chaweng. All emergencies and castrations were treated there. The cost of vet services is very high on Koh Samui, hence the reason for hiring our own vet again. In some other regions of Thailand, castrations are about half of what they cost on Koh Samui, but we are at the mercy of the vets here and, if we want to help the animals, we have to pay the very high vet fees. A castration costs about 30 Euro at the Animal Hospital and Dr Somsak charges the same. I thought that prices would go down after more vets started up their businesses, but that was wishful thinking.

Given that a Thai averages 5 Euro in daily wages, many cannot afford to take their sick animals to the vet as even simple treatment can cost 10 Euro. DRCS offers free treatment for all dogs and cats on Koh Samui. Many locals and foreigners living here take advantage of this service and come to my house in Chaweng at consulting times (three times a week). For the rest of the week, the vet is at Ban Taling Ngam. We do hope to receive donations from the animal lovers whose animals we help - even poor Thais donate small amounts for the treatment of stray animals. It costs 30 Baht a day to feed and treat a dog or cat at our shelter. We have many dogs and cats looking for sponsors.

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Please click here to see our nice dogs and cats

 

As almost all of our helpers were trained by Dr Jo, they are able to set up infusions, give injections and medication, so we can carry out many procedures without a vet. This saved a lot of money during the time we had no vet. Many thanks to Dr Jo for his very good training of our helpers.

 

It was not easy to find a new doctor for DRCS. Dr Pradjak seemed very suitable but only stayed for a week until he realised he was not up to the task. He told us he had 10 years’ experience. I don’t know what he meant by ‘experience’ but it was not in the neutering of dogs and cats, or in the recognition of illnesses. First, he rearranged the whole surgery and then installed the television! He could not explain exactly why he needed a television in the surgery but I suspect he put the sofa in there in the evenings as that’s the only room in the building with air conditioning. When I asked why the surgical lights were no longer above the operating table, he didn’t seem to care. After that, he and I decided to separate! I do not know what kind of ideas Thais sometimes have. It still surprises me! It had taken several weeks to recruit Dr Pradjak and, after realising he was not the right person, we had to re-advertise as all the previous applicants had found other jobs.

 

On 1 April 2005, Jukavuth Som­boon (Dr Tom) started working with us. He seemed very good and was able to work quickly to carry out six castrations a day. He was highly motivated and tried to accomplish his tasks here. If he wasn't quite sure about a diagnosis, he read about it in books in the evenings.

 

Dr Tom was 24 years old when he came to us, from the Province of Roiet in Isan, and newly graduated from the Konkaen University in Bangkok. Dr Somsak was also newly graduated six years ago when he started with us and he became a good vet in a very short time. The helpers are trained very well and supported Dr Tom in many ways.

Dr. TOM

Unfortunately, Dr Tom wasn´t able to cope with the work at the DRCS and gave notice after 6 months. Due to his shyness, he had trouble delegating work and, therefore, carried out a lot of tasks himself which are the duties of the other staff. It was simply too much for him.

Dr. SITH

Thanks to our manager, Wit, we found a successor quickly. Dr Sith (Teesith Pengvithaya) is 30 years old when he started and already had 6 years' experience. He started work at DRCS on 8 November 2005. The first impression was very good as he was able to delegate work. Furthermore, he is the neatest doctor DRCS has ever had! The operation room has never been so clean! 

Dr. SITH

Dr Sid has a big heart for animals. He was the first of our vets to put T-shirts on the sick dogs. He's also got the the little puppies teddy bears. Sooooo cute! During the rainy season, a T-shirt is a great thing

Dr. SITH is still working with us (July 2013) and we are very happy with his work.

 

JA

JA is working in the house in Chaweng. He is taking care of the medical treatment of the dogs and cats and helps with cleaning work outside our house. He can give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication.  He has a drivers licence and often goes to pick up emergencies.

 

BANG

BANG drives every morning from our house in Chaweng to the shelter in Baan Taling Ngam. He gives volonteers a lift and transports the dogs and cats which arrived here the day before. At the shelter he's in charge for taking a picture of every new animal and brings back the dogs and cats ready to go home.

 

LEK CHALIN

LEK CHALIN usually works at the puppy house. He is able to give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication.

At the moment he works also in the single boxes since Bau is being trained in the puppy house.

LEK

LEK works in the cat house

He is responsible for cleaning the cats' "living room", the cat house and garden.

Of course he has got to care for the freshly operated cats in their 20 single boxes  during the post-operative period, too.

 DÜNG

DÜNG works at the house in Chaweng. He is taking care of the medical treatment of the dogs and cats and helps with cleaning work outside our house. He can give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication.  He has a drivers licence and often goes to pick up emergencies and also picks up the food leftovers from the hotels. 

UI

UI works at the house in Chaweng. He is taking care of the medical treatment of the dogs and cats and helps with cleaning work outside our house. He can give injections, infusions and with the doctor's approval he is able to prescribe medication.  He has a drivers licence and often goes to pick up emergencies and picks up the food leftovers from the hotels if DÜNG is not here.   

 

EM

EM is in charge for the cleaning and the care (gives food and water) of the dogs in the boxes 26 to 50 and also works in the big outside compounds. He also has learned to assist the vet and how to work in the cat house and the puppy house.

 

AU

AU also comes from Burma. He gives the morning and evening medication to all the dogs at the shelter. He also has learned to assist the vet and how to work in the cat house.

 

MONTI

MONTI works in Bahn Taling Ngam. He is doing cleaing work there.

 

BAU

BAU works at the puppy house. He is able to give injections, infusions and after talking to the doctor, to prescribe medication.

   

The Team 2013