Bringing veterinary medicine and God’s love to Nicaragua

Sherburne and two other veterinary students from Iowa State University, Kelsey Meyer and Andrea Schwartz, recently traveled to Nicaragua to provide veterinary care for livestock and horses. (Submitted photo)

Kortney Sherburne of Aplington has worked with farm animals all her life and is presently in her second year of veterinary college at Iowa State University. March 16-23, she travelled to Nicaragua with Christian Veterinary Fellowship to provide veterinary care for cattle and horses owned by farmers and ranchers in Nicaragua.

     Sherburne was accompanied by two veterinary students from Iowa State and by Dr. Brant Carpenter, a veterinarian from Texas. They were joined by a church group from Arkansas and by two American doctors.

     After arriving on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, the group took a 10-hour car ride, three-hour boat ride and two-hour horseback ride into the jungle to a remote village on the Atlantic side of the country.

     “Out in the jungle area, there are a lot of unknowns. There’s no cell phone service or anything out there…” Sherburne said. “It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.”

 

Read more in the April 11 edition of the TRIBUNE.

 

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