For two days the international veterinary team examined all 31 cheetahs at the cheetah safe house in Somaliland. On day three, they discussed the health status of each animal. I am glad to report the cheetahs are doing ok. At the end of the three-day mission, the CCF team put the clinic back together again.
This mission was a success because of all the hard work by this team, which included Dr. Peter Caldwell of the Old Chapel Veterinary Clinic in South Africa and his vet tech Mykayla Viljoen; Dr. Margurita Woc Colburn of the Nashville Zoo, Dr. Frank Seddon, a CCF volunteer veterinarian from the UK; Dr. Lucia Bel, a professor of surgery from Romania; Dr. Willem Burger, a wildlife veterinarian from South Africa; and Dr. Neju Jimmy and her assistant, Mussa, both of whom recently graduated from the University of Hargeisa. Support and supplies were provided by Ashia Cheetah Conservation in South Africa and the Nashville Zoo in the USA.