Vet helped vaccinate 35,000 dogs against rabies

Vet Louise Scott was part of a team of volunteers who went to Malawi to raise awareness of rabies
Vet Louise Scott was part of a team of volunteers who went to Malawi to raise awareness of rabies

A vet who took part in a successful world record attempt during a charity trip to Malawi says it is the best thing she has ever done.

Louise Scott, 26, who works at Wendover Heights Veterinary Centre, was part of a team of 60 volunteers who travelled to the country with the charity Mission Rabies.

As part of the mission, the team broke a Guinness World Record for ‘Largest Pet Health Awareness Lesson’ in which they educated 1,890 children.

Miss Scott, from Bishopstone, said: “My colleague at the vets, Lisa Angus, had done a similar mission to India and said how great an experience it was.

“I had not volunteered for anything like this before so when the opportunity came up I decided to take it.

“It was the best thing I have ever done.

“It is also really rare to get the chance to help people and animals on the same visit so that was really good.”

The team, which also included Miss Angus, 33, managed to vaccinate 35,206 dogs against rabies in 20 days.

They also managed to educate more than 40,000 children about the disease.

The friends have now organised an event to share their experiences of the trip with people.

It takes place at the veterinary centre in Tring Road, Halton on Thursday, July 23 at 7pm.

Entry is free but by pre-booking only.

Call 01296 623439 to reserve your place. Refreshments will be served on the evening.

To find out more about the charity visit their website at www.missionrabies.com.