Dr. Shauna Thomas, a 2019 Ontario Veterinary College grad, spent the first part of 2020 serving in Ghana with the international organization Veterinarians Without Borders.
She was accompanied on the adventure by her mother, Dr. Ingrid Van Der Linden, also a veterinarian. They both have practices in eastern Ontario.
The mother and daughter were in Ghana to help farmers increase their income through better feed formulation, as well as improve animal housing and the control and diagnosis of diseases in poultry and livestock.
Their story made the pages of The Review.
Thomas, who also holds a degree in biology from U of G, is a veterinarian in Almonte, Ont.