August 26, 2016

Dr. Izzy’s African Adventure

I am sure Dr. Izzy’s clients have noticed his absence here at Northumberland Veterinary Service? Our Team sure misses him!

Wondering where he is? Or what he is doing?

Dr. Izzy is currently serving a one year contract at the Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra-Leone Africa. He is working as their resident Veterinarian and assistant manger; overseeing the healthcare of approximately 80 rescued chimpanzees!

These chimpanzees are mostly victims of human-wildlife conflict, hunting, mining and the bushmeat trade. He is also responsible for managing the caregivers, operations of the sanctuary, and communicating with external organizations for support and assistance where necessary.

For more information on the sanctuary or to donate please visit

If you would like to follow Izzy on his journey over the next year check out his blog

Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary 2012

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