In the early years of PAWS, the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) was very helpful in finding volunteer vets and nurses to volunteer on Paxos. Despite somewhat challenging conditions, all our early volunteers did a wonderful job.
Since 2009, James Forbes and Russell Lyon with Zoe Tomkinson were regular PAWS volunteers and greatly loved and respected by everyone on the island. James retired in 2014 and Russell retired in 2017.
In 2014 PAWS three new vets and four new nurses joined as volunteers. Mike Houlihan, Rick Appleton and Andrea Rhodes were the vets and Harriet Rhodes, Mandy Cooper, Julie Mitchell and Sue Scott were the nurses. Mike and Mandy continue to volunteer for us every year.
In 2015, PAWS was delighted when Greek vet Nefeli Damigou offered to help at the PAWS clinic. She is a wonderful vet and provides an excellent veterinary service throughout the year. Nefeli is a great asset to PAWS and Paxos and we hope to work together for many more years.
Janet Brenton and Karen Hancock joined the PAWS team in 2018 and had 2 very successful visits at the PAWS clinic. Janet continues to volunteer for us every year and has also been accompanied by vet nurses Gabriella Charlton, Emily Fairhurst and Hayley Blackmore.
Vet Charmaine Cook and vet nurse Lisa Paszek worked for PAWS in 2021 & 2022. We are delighted that they love Paxos and are returning again in 2023 and will be joined by vet nurse Megan Bucholz.
On Paxos, Faye Lychnou has given unstinting support to PAWS from the beginning and has become indispensable!
Di & Ian Mitchell are devoted to animal welfare and not only help at the PAWS clinic but have over the years fostered and re-homed numerous dogs and cats.
The UK vet teams that work at the clinic are helped not only by Di & Ian Mitchell and Faye but by numerous other volunteers on Paxos. Sincere thanks goes to everyone that helps with trapping and returning the cats to their original territory.
Details of some the current team can be seen below: