Archive | Testimonals

Vet Student, Tess Handcock

“I would like to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to volunteer at EHF. It was a great experience and I certainly learnt heaps. EHF does such great things for Rarotonga and it was wonderful to see how the clinic is enhancing the lives of the local animals and people.” Tess Handcock, Vet Student

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Veterinarian, Elisabeth Richardson

What a great place the EHF is. Having been volunteering here nearly 3 weeks, it has become clear just how important the clinic is to the animals, residents and tourists of the Cook Islands. When locals here find out I’m working at Esther Honey, a warm smile spreads across their faces, and I am made […]

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A Fond Farewell

As I wrap up my last week at the Clinic, I feel compelled to write a final entry and share some reflections on my five months experience as an Esther Honey volunteer. I have gained much invaluable veterinary-related insight and knowledge from the volunteers and staff around me and have also developed a genuine respect […]

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Vet Student, Gabe Young

Read Vet Student Gabe Young’s note following about his EHF externship experience: “Volunteering at the Esther Honey clinic was a fantastic experience, and definitely the highlight of my journey through vet school. I loved everything about Rarotonga – the people, the animals, and the lifestyle, and it was great to have a chance to help […]

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Vet Student, Emily

A UK Vet Student wrote about her experience: “Hi Cathy Sue, I would like to thank you for allowing me to volunteer at the Esther Honey Clinic on Rarotonga. It was a fantastic experience hat allowed me to gain an understanding of how much can be achieved with the imaginative use of limited resources! The […]

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Vet Student, Phil Good

“Scheduling an externship at Esther Honey Foundation was one of the smartest moves in my veterinary career. Not only did I experience one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world during my stay, I had the pleasure of working with highly motivated veterinarians and vet nurses that loved to teach and share their life […]

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Vet Student, Cindy Galbreath

” My trip to Rarotonga was very worthwhile. I feel fortunate to have made lasting friendships with many fantastic veterinary volunteers from all over the world, to have improved my clinical and surgical skills, to have experienced Cook Islands culture, and to have gained a better understanding of veterinary practice in a resource-limited setting. I […]

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Vet Student, Ashley Babin

“As a veterinary student, I can honestly say that my four-week stay at the Esther Honey Clinic on the lovely island of Rarotonga was one of the most educational and inspiring experiences that I’ve had. Not only did I gain some hands on practice in my field of study, but I also experienced the Rarotongan […]

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Vet Student, Heather Matz

US Vet Student Heather Matz created an informative and entertaining  IVSA presentation about her externship at the EHF Animal Clinic. “A great experience and a great place to go for:   Surgery practice Practice interacting with clients Problem solving with minimal tools Fun, relaxing environment Common place for newly graduated vets to get practice Offer […]

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Veterinarian, Alison Harland

“I am writing from a wet and windy New Zealand, the warmth of Rarotonga is fading slowly! I am writing to thank you for your advice and assistance with my recent trip to Rarotonga, and during my stay at the EHF clinic. It was great to be part of an international team providing a veterinary […]

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