Georgios is a member of the Research and Pathology team at The Donkey Sanctuary and is our Veterinary Pathologist.
His work involves liaising with our veterinary team to discover causes of disease and sickness in our donkey population as well as training students and staff.
Georgios’ work helps to safeguard our donkeys health in the future and helps to train the donkey vets of today and tomorrow.
He also contributes to our research programmes carrying out studies on varying subjects. When Georgios is not studying for his professional exams he is busy training for his forthcoming half marathon which he is running to raise money for The Donkey Sanctuary.
George, as he is known, says:"Being a Greek guy I feel proud that the Marathon is named after a Greek city. The Marathon run was created to honour the Greek-Athenian messenger Feidipidis who died after delivering the message of the win against the Persians at the Marathon battle (he ran from the city of Marathon to Athens).
"I am not brave enough to run a Marathon! So I thought a half Marathon would be an option for me. I am also very fond of donkeys. Hence, I thought I would run the Isle of Wight Half Marathon to support the donkeys of the world.
"Those stoic animals may not run very fast, but they walked and still walk countless miles to serve humankind. There are 43 million donkeys in the world, most of them working hard with minimal veterinary care and challenging welfare conditions in resource limited communities.
"Please support my effort to raise some money in order to improve the welfare of donkeys worldwide."