The Nowzad charity was extremely fortunate to be supported with a grant by 353 (an amazing and dedicated charity promoting the legacy of Private Conrad Lewis of the Parachute Regiment; killed in action in Helmand in 2011 – ‘Get busy living’); to deliver veterinary internships at our clinic in Kabul.
28-year-old Dr Zahra loved every aspect of the daily training delivered by our Nowzad team of Afghan vets and her enthusiasm and passion for treating and caring for animals shone through. So much so that we just had to offer her a place as an assistant vet on completion of her 6 months of training.
Which she happily accepted!
In her own words; ‘I graduated from veterinarian faculty of Kabul university in 2019 and helping animals making me happy, that’s why I wanted to become a vet.
After coming to the Nowzad clinic, I realised that the Nowzad organization is the best place for learning practically, providing services for animals and being a positive change for the animal’s life.
Working with Nowzad team is very enjoyable for me and I am very happy, grateful and proud to work with this team and to make a difference for Afghan communities’.
A firm music fan of Shakira because of her strong passionate voice, Dr Zahra mostly spends her Friday’s off (a western Sunday) with her family enjoying her favourite Afghan dish of Bolani – a very delicious favourite of many locals!
More a cat than a dog person Dr Zahra is looking forward to honing her surgical skills whilst working with Nowzad and we are only too happy to accommodate her aspirations.
During her final presentation as an intern Dr Zahra presented the Nowzad team with a wonderful handmade Nowzad logo (crafted by her younger sister) to be displayed on our office wall.
Welcome to the team Dr Zahra!
Senior veterinarian Dr Mujtaba says ‘We are so happy to have another female vet join our team to promote equality and acting as a role model for more Afghan women’