Army vets team with Nevada State Partnership Program for Tongan zoology health study | Article






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Maj. Kimberly Yore (center), an Army vet from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, interviews a village elder about the health treatment of local animals escorted by Lt. Col. Randy Lau (right), the Nevada National Guard State Partnership Program director, in the Kingdom of Tonga, July 17, 2017. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell)

A vast majority of animals in Tonga have owners but are allowed to run free, exposing them to environmental hazards and diseases carried by feral animals. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Walter Lowell)

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Maj. Kimberly Yore (center), an Army vet from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, interviews a farmer in front of his pig pen, in the Kingdom of Tonga, July 17, 2017. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell) The Tonga does not have any veterinarians, relies on a single government run clinic, and is supplied aid from foreign volunteers to care for the countries livestock. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Walter Lowell)
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Maj. Kimberly Yore (left), an Army vet from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state, and Lt. Col. Howard Gobble (right), the director of veterinary services for Public Health Command, Pacific, inventory veterinary medication at the Tongan Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Fisheries clinic in the Kingdom of Tonga, July 19, 2017. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Walter H. Lowell) Foreign volunteers such as the South Pacific Animal Welfare organization, out of New Zealand, donate most of the medication to the clinic. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Walter Lowell)
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