The Worldwide Vets team is made up of many people from a huge range of backgrounds, societies and nationalities, all sharing one common ground: a love for animals.
From our bookings team, to on site project managers, to the kennel staff, every single member plays a vital role in the work that we do.
Here are just a few members of our team that you may encounter if you choose to volunteer or work with us.
Dr Gemma Campling
Dr Campling founded Worldwide Vets in 2009. She studied at Nottingham University in the UK and today works most of the year out in Africa. She has a passion for wildlife conservation, horse riding, and enjoys teaching at vet schools.
Estelle manages all aspects of our volunteer's pre-departure experience. From dealing with incoming inquiries, to helping sort flights, visas and insurance. When she is not mothering our volunteers, her own 3 sons keep her on her toes!
Marketing and Social Media
Benai grew up in New Zealand surrounded by nature and wildlife, although she proudly admits dogs are still her favorite animal. She loves travel and holds two degrees in anthropology. Now she manages our marketing and social media, bringing you all the competitions, give aways and updates!
Coordinator: Safari Park Stables
Tony manages the 45 horse on the project, as well as planning the schedule and lessons for all the volunteers. He has his own horse, Mercury, who plays polocrosse and likes rolling in the mud. Tony most loves out rides on the game reserve.
Coordinator: Wildlife Orphan Rescue Project
Baye founded the sanctuary in 2014 and since then has been the heart of the project and an inspiration to everyone she meets. She spends her days teaching volunteers the best way to handle and raise the orphans, as well as going on rescues and releases.
Coordinator Wildlife Vet Training Course
Hein is rarely found without his dog 'Blue' by his side. He teaches the animal management and conservation lectures on the course, and ensures the volunteers get hands on with all aspects of the wildlife capture and translocation.
Coordinator: Wildlife Vet Internship
Dr Quesada attended vet shcool in Spain, before realising her passion lay with African wildlife conservation. Now she teaches the One-Health aspects of the course and ensures volunteers have a educational and fun packed schedule.
Coordinator: Ghana Vet Clinic
Jordan came to Ghana as a volunteer herself. It was then she realised she had a deep love for the way of life in Africa. She assists volunteers with getting to and from the clinic, and with all aspects the 'after-work' schedule and social life.
Dr Joseph Amakye
Head Vet: Ghana
Dr Amakye has worked as a vet in Ghana for over 20 years. His interests are production animal health and infectious disease management. He is also a lover of surgery, and enjoys spay clinics in the rural areas.
Coordinator: Indian Vet Clinic
Sumeet has managed the volunteer project for the last 5 years and brings an amazing ability to maintain organisation amid the busy clinic's workload. He is responsible for ensuring volunteers gain good clinical knowledge and skills.
Coordinator: Madagascar Wildlife Research Project
With a BSc in Zoolology and a MSc in Ecology, Sam is an aspiring evolutionary biologist and passionate conservationist. He has worked on a diverse array of projects across the globe, and is now channeling the research on Madagascar.
Head Vet: Zanzibar Vet Clinic
Born and raised in Tanzania, Dr Flavi loves to teach volunteers about local customs and history, as well as giving them ample teaching and hands on expereince at the clinic. Dogs are his favorite animal and he loves soft tissue surgery.
Anna van de Burg
Coordinator: Zanzibar Vet Clinic
Anna has managed the clinic for over 15 years and grown it to what it is today. She is a real 'mother' figure and loves welcoming our volunteers to the paradise island of Zanzibar. She loves cats, and training her horses.
Dr Brendan Tindall
Coordinator: Wildlife Vet Internship
Brendan Tindall graduated from vet school in South Africa in 1999. He teaches most of the clinical lectures and practicals on the Wildlife Vet Internship project and dedicates a lot of his time to charitable organisations assisting in anti-rhino poaching campaigns.