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 International Veterinary Students Association - Nepal.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Buddhi Rasaili - Dog Handler & Driver, comes from the Myagdi district. Initially, he was temporarily engaged as a driver during HART's satellite camps. Observing his gentle touch with animals and his keen interest to join HART, we have now employed him full-time and he works 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 as a full-time staff member at our Pokhara base.