"Now the paravets can confidently do basic treatments and the auxilliaries, on the front line of veterinary care, have increased their knowledge and their quality of work has improved."
Since the fund was set up, the demand for paravets and other animal health workers has grown as word has spread of their good work. "They are getting more work and more owners are stepping forward to veterinary help. Also, farriers and vets are working together. For example, I went to a village and after working there, called the Brooke-trained farrier and told him there were a lot of equines with long hooves and he needed to come."
So, thanks to the fund, which is supported by Brooke USA donors, more animals in Senegal are benefiting from better, sustainable healthcare.
"Every day I am very proud of the work that has been done," concluded Dr Diop.