“Lions, tigers and bears. Oh my!” This is what some may say on a veterinary adventure in a foreign country, but not Los Alamos native Erin Smith. She’s headed back for round two this summer.
Smith, 26, is heading to South Africa for the second year in a row this summer to lend a hand as a wildlife veterinarian.
“Veterinarians play a role in the conservation of these species in their natural habitats,” she said.
She said the veterinarians are able to help abate the suffering of individual animals to preserve the overall health of the herd or pack.