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SAGA vet granted temporary license

Posted By: Marty

SAGA vet granted temporary license - 07/02/10 03:23 PM

SAGA Humane Society is pleased to announce to the community that Dr. Laura J. Henckel has at last been granted at least a conditional temporary license to provide veterinary services at SAGA’s Veterinary Clinic.

Dr. Henckel, who has been a visitor Belize many times in the past 15 years, is very happy that she can finally contribute to San Pedro’s residents and their animals through her work at the SAGA Humane Society’s Veterinary Clinic.

SAGA’s Board of Directors Humane Society thanks the community sincerely for all its help with the recent petition and other support. This outpouring of support definitely played a part in SAGA obtaining at least this temporary and conditional license. However, SAGA stresses the need it has for its Vet to have a permanent, unrestricted license to be financially sound and available to help all those in the community that need SAGA’s services, and appeals to the community to continue to support SAGA in advocating this to the Veterinary Surgeons Board of Belize as well.

SAGA Humane Society and Veterinary Clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am- 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm. On Saturdays, SAGA is open from 9:00 am- 12:00 noon.
In addition to veterinary services, SAGA is available to render assistance with adoptions, surrenders, abuse/neglect reports and other animal issues.

SAGA’s Clinic is closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 226-3266.
Posted By: Amir

Re: SAGA vet granted temporary license - 07/03/10 11:38 AM

Two vets within 2 blocks of each other could be a great convenience. If one was at lunch or out on a call, the other might be available. If the well heeled expats would pay the same fees to SAGA that the private vet charges, there would be more money available for SAGA's main mission.
Posted By: hazzyy

Re: SAGA vet granted temporary license - 07/04/10 05:33 PM

Competition is great. I wish we had a second power company and water company and a second comparable ISP here...We'd get cheaper prices on power, water, and internet.

And then maybe VOIP would work without all the special configurations I have to do to get my customers setup.

Maybe if we had some fluid intake competition around here we could get a restaurant that has one of these... grin

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Posted By: Marty

Re: SAGA vet granted temporary license - 07/07/10 03:17 PM

Saga has a new vet - Dr. Laura J. Henckel


After weeks of reaching out for public support and persistent efforts with the Veterinarians Surgeons Board of Belize, SAGA Humane Society was informed that Dr. Laura J. Henckel has finally been granted a conditional temporary license to provide veterinary services at SAGA’s Veterinary Clinic. The temporary license is valid until September 30th 2010.

Dr. Lauren Henkel has been working in Las Crusas, New Mexico for the past year and a half as a veterinarian. She is a long time lover of San Pedro and has visited the island over six times in the past fifteen years. Dr. Henckel is excited that she can finally start to contribute to the island and its residents though her work at the SAGA Humane Society’s Veterinary Clinic. More than for a salary, Dr. Henkel stresses that her interest in working with the SAGA Humane Society stems from her genuine love of animals as she herself is the proud owner of five pets.

The Board of Directors of SAGA Humane Society stated to the The San Pedro Sun, “We are thrilled that we were at least issued a short term temporary license for now so that we can fully run the Clinic. The petition and community support for SAGA definitely played a part in this and so we thank the community wholeheartedly for its help. SAGA is currently waiting to receive some guidance and clarification from the Veterinary Surgeons Board on certain terms of the license and will exercise its best judgment in the interim. SAGA will continue to advocate for the Board to issue SAGA’s vet a permanent, unrestricted license so that SAGA can be financially sound and available to help all those in the community that need our services. We appeal to the community to continue to support us in this effort as well.”

The SAGA Humane Society and Veterinary Clinic is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon and 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm. On Saturdays, SAGA is open from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon. In addition to veterinary services, SAGA is available to render assistance with adoptions, surrenders, abuse/neglect reports and other animal issues. SAGA’s Clinic is closed on Sundays and Mondays. For more information and to make an appointment, please call 226-3266.
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