KAT is Nepal’s oldest and most well-known animal welfare organization. Since its inception more than 18 years ago, KAT has been providing professional animal care in the finest possible way.
KAT employs two full-time veterinarians and two full-time veterinarian technicians.
We provide graduates and students the opportunity to intern, learn and assist in the treatment of dogs and cats from KAT’s experienced veterinarians.
After an interview, we accept third year and above veterinary students from around the world.
Dr Etienne IGNACE
My name is Etienne, I am a French veterinarian, 68 years old. I did two two-week stays at the KAT Centre (Dec 2018, Dec 2019) as a Vet volunteer. They were unforgettable experiences. I have been fortunate to meet friendly and caring people, happy to donate some time to support a great cause, proud to build friendly relationships with professionals getting the best of limited means and eager to share experience. With the added pleasure of meeting volunteers, mostly students, from all over the world. For all these reasons, I strongly recommend to all friends of animals and Nepal to participate in this beautiful action that the KAT Centre has been leading for many years. I am of course disappointed and saddened by the difficulties the center is currently facing but I am sure common sense will prevail and I really hope that everything will be sorted out quickly. I plan to go to Katmandu again very soon – as soon as health situation allows – to see the whole team united again and share good surgery sessions.
In French :
Je m’appelle Etienne, je suis français, vétérinaire, et j’ai 68 ans. J’ai fait deux séjours de deux semaines au KAT Centre (en décembre 2018 et décembre 2019) en tant que vétérinaire volontaire. Ce furent des expériences inoubliables. J’ai eu la chance de rencontrer des gens amicaux et bienveillants, j’ai été heureux de donner un peu de mon temps pour une belle cause et fier de pouvoir nouer des relations amicales avec des professionnels tirant le meilleur de moyens limités et désireux de partager nos expériences. Sans compter le plaisir des échanges avec de nombreux volontaires (souvent jeunes étudiants) venant du monde entier. Pour toutes ces raisons, je ne peux que recommander fortement à tous les amis des animaux et du Népal de participer à la magnifique action que le KATCentre conduit depuis de nombreuses années. Je suis évidemment déçu et attristé par les difficultés que le Centre rencontre en ce moment mais je suis persuadé que le bon sens va l’emporter et je souhaite vraiment que tout rentre dans l’ordre rapidement. J’envisage de repartir à Katmandu prochainement – aussitôt que la situation sanitaire le permettra – et je serai heureux de revoir toute l’équipe à nouveau réunie pour partager de bonnes et fécondes séances de chirurgie.
Thank you for giving me a chance to volunteer and learn from you all these last 2 months. It was really a pleasure to see that KAT Nepal is an organization that cares about street animals, and that you take your responsibilities seriously.
Everyone – from Ravi Bhai, Sanu Bhai and Gauri Didi, who cleaned and cooked (for both humans and dogs!), to Ram Dai and Thakur Dai, the dog-catchers, to Sushmita and Binita Bahini, the vet nurses, and of course Basuji and Akashji, the important admin staff who keep the organization going – did your best to look after the animals with the limited resources that you have.
As a veterinary volunteer, I was mostly in the operating room. There, I liked that the resident vet, Dr. Bidur Piya, only let us do surgeries after assisting a few times, you only let us operate on dogs that would not be released for a few days so we could oversee their recovery, and you never minded when we asked you numerous questions or suggested alternative treatments. You were always willing to discuss cases rather than do things only your way.
You kept the welfare of the dogs and cats above everything else, and are an extremely experienced, humble and responsible vet. One day I hope to be as good at surgery as you!
KAT-NEPAL really has to keep going, and I would like to come back whenever I can in the future!
Thank you for a great experience.
I am heartly greatful towards the KAT Center, Nepal for providing such a golden opportunity to volunteer there. It helped me to add fuel to drive towards my passion. Volunteering in KAT Center is my 1st step to build my confidence to treat helpless animals. I have been involved in ABC camp in most of the places. Working under the guidence of Dr. Bidur Piya really helped to elevate my clinical practice. His motivation, understanding, support and kindness have helped me reach where I am today.
I am so Thankful towards KAT Centre, Nepal for giving me the opportunity to work in such a friendly environment with amazing team members.
I solely commit to make this bond more stronger in further days.
Dr. Saru Waiba
I came here as a volunteer after receiving my degree. Now I’m officially a part of KAT center Nepal. Not only did I sharpen my practical vet knowledge, I learned about community affairs and many more. I am heartily grateful and honored to be a part of KAT center Nepal. Working with our hardworking team, I feel like we are superheros without a cap that saves animals from misery. I hope to continue this good work in future and wish for great success for KAT center Nepal/USA.
Dr. Saru Waiba