Wish List

If you have extra space in your luggage, we would really appreciate donations of any of the following supplies. 

There are many essential resources that we often cannot get hold of in Bolivia, but which are commonly found in other countries.

Amazon wishlist

Check out our Amazon wishlist for a prioritised list of examples of supplies that we always need.

Alternatively, below is a list of items that are most needed.

Medical supplies

•  Scalpel handle no. 4
•  Scalpel blades, sizes 10 and 15
•  Dissecting scissors
•  Splinter Forceps
•  Allis forceps
•  Haemostatic needle driver/holder
•  Absorbable sutures, such as Vicryl
•  Waterproof splints, such as Dynocast


•  Adrenaline
•  Apomorphine
•  Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as carprofen or Metacam®
•  Tiletamina-zolazepam
•  Taurine


•  Prednisone
•  Carprophen
•  Tramadol (oral and injectable)
•  Meloxicam (oral and injectable)

Joint protectors

•  Chondroiton
•  Glucosamine
•  Green lipped muscle powder
•  Sasha's blend
•  Paw osteosupport


•  Digestivo
•  Ranitidine (oral)
•  Sucralfate (oral)
•  Maropitant (injectable)
•  Paraffin oil

Kidney protection

•  Enalapril
•  Amlodipine
•  Mirtazipine


•  Tricin
•  Amacin
•  Oculoflox
•  Oftacilox
•  Fluozesceine Otitis
•  Ear cleaner and drops (surolan)


•  Propofol
•  Diazepam
•  Bupivicaine
•  Medetomidine
•  Lignocaine


•  Neocort
•  Malaseb
•  Ketoconazole


•  Amoxicillin + clav acid (injectable and oral)
•  Doxycycline (oral and paste)
•  Metronidazole (oral and injectable)
•  Cefoiecina
•  Cefalixina
•  Ketoconazole


•  Proguard
•  Drontal
•  Milbemax
•  Nexgard
•  Fipronil
•  Preventic
•  Vectra 30

Surgery materials

•  Absorbable and non absorbable (2/0,3/0, 4/0)
•  Autoclave bags
•  Coflex/vetwrap
•  Catheters-22g, 24g

Nutritional items

•  Multivitamin powder
• Tumeric
• Omega 3
•  Vegetarian Omega 3
•  Kitten milk replacer powder, such as KMR
•  Nursing kits for very small mammals

Animal care items

•  High-quality, nylon dog collars with metal clasps (no leather, plastic clasps, padding or foam layers) 
•  Screwgate or screwlock carabiners
•  Weather-resistant padlocks or combination locks
•  Climbing ropes
•  Nail and beak clippers for birds and reptiles
•  Electric clippers, preferably battery-operated, to prepare wounds for surgery and cleaning

Laboratory analysis equipment

•  Microscope slides and coverslips
• Adjustable surgery table

Emergency kit supplies

• High-quality compasses
• Battery-operated walkie-talkies
• Waterproof cases to protect cell phone or walkie-talkie 
Wind-up flashlights/torches
• First aid kits
• Pen knives/folding knives

Other items

Below are a couple of ideas of items you could buy in Bolivia before arriving, that would be useful during your stay, but that would also make a useful donation when you leave:

  • Sheets
  • Pillows 
  • Blankets
  • Veterinary books
  • Office supplies
  • Cell phones


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