Day 5: Today was an early morning again at the clinic, more animals to see and more surgeries to do. Once we arrived, there were already consults and surgeries waiting for us. Doing spays and neuters are by far most of our surgeries, but today we had an unexpected emergency that took three doctors to do. A seven year old dog came in with a large tumor on her underbelly that had gotten so large it had split open and had become horribly infected. After speaking with the owner, it was decided we were going to go to surgery but if the tumor was too invasive or appeared highly aggressive, we were going to euthanize her to prevent further pain and suffering. We were this dog’s only and last chance. So I, a fellow world vets doctor, and a Nicaraguan vet who had been helping and learning from us scrubbed up and waited for the dog to be induced, prepped and brought to our table. After an hour and a half of surgery, we were able to remove the mass and close all the tissue so the wound would heal! It was such an awesome feeling because tomorrow the dog is going to go home at the end of the day and the owner was incredibly happy with what we had done. The rest of the day I helped teach a vet student we brought on the trip as well as the Nicaraguan vets surgeries. The blonde parvovirus dog we placed on iv fluids and antibiotics yesterday was so lively and ready to go, it was awesome seeing him jump around and play. Tonight I am going to stuff my tummy with plantains and greasy pork. Awwwww yeah. Until manana, adios.