Regreso a Guatemala!

In 2014, I had an opportunity to spend one month living in Quetzeltenango (also known as Xela), Guatemala. The purpose of my trip was to study Spanish at Pop Wuj Spanish School. I chose this program because it offered one on one Spanish classes, living with a host family, and the opportunity to see patients at Pop Wuj’s medical clinic and in the community. At the time, I knew very little about Guatemala. I had never been to Central America and was excited to be adding another stamp in my near empty passport.

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Joe Caples
Why One Health?

I have always been drawn to animals and, other than a few years when I was in college, I’ve always had at least one dog or cat in my family.  Animals are a source of joy and comfort. And, for me, they are most definitely a member of the family. Without them, my house would feel empty. I know I would be much less active if I didn’t have my hiking and walking buddies begging for an outing at least once a day. I have always felt that because animals play such a large role in my life, my health is much better…

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Joe Caples