Meet the staff
Khageshwaar Sharma - Director, has been with HART from the start and has been involved with animal welfare organisations for most of his career.
Chandra Rai - Manager, has also been at HART since its beginning. He has many years experience of animal welfare and is based at HART's Bharatpur clinic. He is additionally HART's administrator and accountant..
Dr Bishal Chaudhary, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, hails from Simra, Bara and graduated in 2016 from Himalayan College of Agricultural and Sciences Technology (HICAST). He previously worked in remote Jumla for the Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP).
Dr Samir Thapa, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, graduated in 2016 from IAAS, Rampur. He joined the HART team during a satellite neutering camp and has also locumed at our Pokhara base. He previously worked as a resident vet at WVS India for 18 months. He is now based at HART's Bharatpur clinic.
Dr Gopal Dev, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, recently qualified in the first batch of graduates from the renamed Agriculture & Forestry University, Rampur. He spent his six months internship at HART volunteering as assistant to Dr Bishal and now works as a full-time veterinarian at our Pokhara clinic.
Anjani Gurung - Communications Officer. She is a Microbiology student with a deep interest in zoonotic diseases. We met Anjani while rescuing an injured calf. She is an avid animal lover and was keen to take up the position of a Communications Officer.
Saroj Jirel - Technician, is a qualified vet technician. He completed his JTA qualification in 2013 at the CTEVT in Jiri, Dolakha district. He had assisted during HART satellite neutering programme in Dolakaha. We took him on board considering his skills and interest to join HART to continue and develop his career working with small animals.
Ramesh Bhattarai - Technician & Driver, comes from the far western region of Nepal. Previously he had worked with us for a year during 2010-11. He had been working for the Kennel Club in Kathmandu and has now returned with driving skills.
Nem Prasad Shrestha - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the eastern region of Nepal. We spotted his natural element in handling dogs during our pilot neutering programme in Hasanda Village in Morang District.
Prakash Chaudhary - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the far western region of Nepal. Previously he had worked with us for a year during 2010-11. Before rejoining HART, he had been working for the Kennel Club in Kathmandu and has now returned with driving and dog training skills.
Hiralal Shrestha - Dog Handler, comes from a village in Tanahu District. He is skilled animal handler and has great experience in catching dogs either with hands or catching nets. He has become an expert handler and assists the team during surgery and other programs.
Buddhi Rasaili - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the Myagdi district. Initially, he was temporarily hired as a driver during HART's satellite neutering camps. Observing his gentle touch with animals and his keen interest to join HART, we have now employed him at our Pokhara base where he assists with day-to-day HART activities.
Sandip Chaudhary - Dog Handler, is from far-western region of Nepal. He is a great team-worker and an ardent learner. Because of these qualities, he has well-adapted into the working environment of HART within a short span. His enthusiasm for animals and subtle yet skillful handling of dogs, makes him a good dog handler.
Kesar Singh Thapa- Dog Handler, comes from Syangja and joined HART recently. He is silent but hard-working and is ready to take up on any work assigned to him. We discovered his affection and love for animals when he took a stand for a dog, who was being abused by her owner during a camp. Kesar talked to the man and convinced him to be more gentle towards his pet.