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Kabul's Dr. Doolittle

Posted by Ralph Ranalli May 7, 2007 01:30 PM

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A young Afghan goatherd and one of his charges
(Photo courtesy of David Sherman)

NEWTON

Newton resident and veterinarian David Sherman has spent most of the last 3 years in Afghanistan setting up a national network of privatized veterinary clinics for the farmers and herders of the country.

Still an agrarian society, as much as 80% of the Afghanistan's population depend on livestock directly or indirectly for their livelihood.

Sherman, who was the state's top veterinarian, calls Massachusett home but says part of his heart will always be in Afghanistan, where he worked with a USAID funded program to rebuild that nationís veterinary services.

Sherman will give a talk about his Afghan experiences at the Newton Free Library tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. Can't go? Well, you can at least check out this photo gallery that ran with Globe West's profile of him last year.

-- Ralph Ranalli

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