The Nowzad Conrad Lewis clinic in Kabul, Afghanistan, is a place of hope and new beginnings for all; a place where broken spirits and limbs are healed and a haven for the Afghan locals to bring injured and abused animals in a country where they would otherwise have no one to turn to.
It is also a place of vital education, where the next generation of Veterinarians can learn practical hands on training that they wouldn't otherwise have, as well as other crucial skills that will set them on their way to provide effective and compassionate care for the animals of Afghanistan.
Over the years, Nowzad has led the way for hundreds of Veterinary students with our training programs, and this year we will be opening our clinic doors to at least another hundred Veterinary Students eager to learn new skills on a weekly basis.
This year, we have also started a new initiative.
We have selected two Veterinary Students, Dr Hamida and Dr Farzad, who we feel have the passion and knowledge to benefit from continuous experience at our facility, and therefore have been awarded Internships at the Nowzad Conrad Lewis Clinic - we will be sure to keep you all updated on their progress.
This would not be possible if it were not for Tony and Sandi Lewis and all at 353 - a charity in the memory of Tony and Sandi's son Conrad, the 353rd British soldier to be killed in action in Afghanistan and whom the Nowzad Conrad Lewis clinic is named after.
At the Nowzad quiz night in August, Tony presented Nowzad with a cheque for an incredible £34,353, which will even cover our Veterinary Staff wages for the year too - an imperative expense allowing us to continue our essential and much needed work.
You can find out more about the extraordinary organisation that is 353 here
Thank you 353 for working with us to provide a lasting legacy for the animals of Afghanistan with kindness, humanity and education.