Students attending Christian Veterinary
Mission in June 2017.

First- and second-year College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) students in the Christian Veterinary Mission club will head to Nicaragua for a summer mission providing animal health care to communities in need.

At least 12 CVM students and CVM Assistant Professor David Forster, along with three veterinarians from Southern California, will be going to Catarina, Nicaragua and surrounding rural areas June 2-10, 2017.

Students will work with cats and dogs, doing physical exams, administering flea and tick preventatives, and performing spay and neuter surgeries. They also will travel to rural areas to provide deworming, vitamin supplementation and vaccinations for cattle, horses and pigs.

“While caring for these animals, our host family will have the opportunity to connect with those who have brought their animals and get to know them and pray with them,” said CVM second-year student Amanda Liggett, student leader for the mission. “This is how we will use our veterinary profession to share the love of Christ.” 

The club is a student chapter of a larger organization, Christian Veterinary Mission, which strives to share the love of Christ through veterinary medicine. The club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Mondays in the HPC North Conference Room for Bible study.

Students are raising money for this mission. To donate, click, click “group,” and scroll down in the designation box with a drop-down menu to “Western University Students.”

For more information, contact the club at