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 Bikash Shrestha, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, graduated in 2015 from HICAST (Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology). He has previously worked as a veterinary surgeon with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City conducting a dog neutering program.
Dr Sajita Gyawali, BVSc & AH - Veterinarian, graduated in 2017 from the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science. She gained practical experience during her intern at Animal Medical Center based in Kathmandu.
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.
Asmita Rai - Technician, is a qualified technician and was our first female recruit. We met her during our first Satellite Neutering programme in Illam in 2011, 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.
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.
Bibash Rana Magar - Dog Handler, is our latest recruit and the youngest staff member. He comes from Lahachowk village in the Kaski district. Formerly working in the construction industry, we have now employed him at our Pokhara base.