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 - Community Liaison Officer, has also been at HART since its beginning. He has many years experience of animal welfare and is additionally HART's administrator and accountant.
Dr Sanjiv Pandit, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, graduated in 2014 from IAAS, TU. He completed his internship on “Serosurveillance Of Avian Influenza Type-A”. He has previously worked as a veterinary clinician at Kalika Vet Clinic, Chitwan. He is Vice President of the Rotaract Club of Narayangarh and an active member of the student chapter of the International Veterinary Students Association - Nepal.
Dr Surendra Prasad Kanu, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, graduated in 2014 from IAAS, TU. He completed his internship on "Efficacy of Fenbendazole against cestodes in goats, IAAS farm, Rampur". Before joining HART he worked as a veterinarian at Kalika Vet Clinic, Chitwan. Prior to that he was a junior veterinarian at the IAAS farm for more than 2 years, where he developed his skills as a veterinary practitioner.
Narayan Dhakal - Technician, is a qualified technician. He also hosts a regular programme on FM radio about agriculture and animals. He has excellent communication skills and we are grooming him to run our Schools Education programme.
Asmita Rai - Technician, is a qualified technician and our first female recruit. We met her last year during our first CNVR camp in Illam, where she was doing her internship at the DLSO. She had assisted us during the programme and had shown tremendous interest to join HART to continue and develop her career.
Saroj Jirel - Technician, is a qualified vet technician. He completed his JTA qualification at the CTEVT in Jiri and then 'on the job' training at Dolakaha DLSO where he assisted HART during the pilot neutering program. We have now taken him on board as he had shown a great deal of interest to join HART in order to continue and develop his career working with small animals.
Nem Prasad Shrestha - Dog Handler & Driver, joined as a trainee. We spotted his natural talent in handling dogs during our CNVR programme in Hasanda Village. He is now an expert handler.
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. His family are farmers in the Tanahu District, near Damauli. He has a natural affinity with animals and has become an expert handler and assists the team during surgery and other programs.
Subash Shrestha - Dog Handler, who comes from the same village as Hiralal. He had a prior career in hospitality but has settled well into working with dogs and their carers.