In the latest of the video reports that we made highlighting the work of the the winners of the World Veterinary Association 2019 Global Welfare Awards, we feature:
Dr. Parntep Ratankorn
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Dr. Ratanakorn began his interest in animal welfare at a young age, caring for animals that he acquired from local animal markets in Bangkok, where he lived. During his training as a vet, he led the way on animal welfare issues at his college at a time when the subject was not generally discussed in the faculty.
The Thailand content of our video was shot by our colleague, cameraman Colin Dames, who has his company Digineering based in South Africa.
Later he provided health care and welfare services to confiscated wildlife belonging to Royal Forest Department (RFD) which is now part of the Department of National Park, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP). He trained rangers and foresters on how to provide wildlife welfare in their wildlife breeding and rescue facilities and has particular experience working with elephants in captivity.
He went on to become Associate Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University, Thailand. He is also active in numerous animal health organisations in his country and is a writer and speaker on animal welfare in publications and at international conferences.
Speaking about his award, he said: “The award will help me serve many species that are under threat inThailand and create a young generation who will be responsible for animal welfare in the future.” Watch out for our videos highlighting the work of other winners from the event, held in Costa Rica, in future weeks. The event meant us filming in five different continents.