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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR VETERINARIANS
satellite phone rental prices are reasonable for the service you
get.

As we were driving to
our hotel in Rwanda
to see the gorillas we
stopped to purchase
fruit from this person

Can you guess what
Theo purchased for
us to snack on? Theo
is another one of the
friendly, knowledgeable, and professional guides I have
encountered on all of
my Africa trips.

from a culture so different from ours is one of the highlights
of the trip for me.
The cell phone carriers love it when you travel overseas
and you leave your roaming on and have your phone set to
constantly check for email. As a general rule, put your cell
phone on airplane mode and leave it there for the duration of
the trip so that you don't get a big surprise when your next
bill comes.
Go to your carrier and see if you can set up an overseas
roaming plan for a reasonable price. I did this with AT&T
and it did not work in Tanzania. AT&T reimbursed my costs
for the plan when I returned home. Some of my guests have
been successful with other carriers, so check with yours and
see what is available.
If you cannot get a reasonable overseas roaming plan then
turn your cellular off and log on to the free airport WiFi
while you are traveling through international airports on you
way to Africa. Be observant, because
the last time I did this at the airport in Johannesburg on a layover
it reverted back to cellular data 15
minutes later, and I had to keep on
turning cellular off and log back on
to WiFi. You have been warned!
If communicating back home is
important, and your carrier does not
have a plan for you, then get a local
SIM card upon arrival if time permits, or rent a satellite phone. The
You can also do what I did on one
trip while out in the boonies, and
pay my guide $5 to use his phone
for 10 minutes to call back to the
U.S. It was a win-win
situation for both of us.

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As you exchange stories you will get ideas on
how to make yours even more dramatic

All of the hotels I have stayed at in the city have WIFI and
email, although it tends to be slow. Never do any important
financial transactions, or even log on to your bank account,
unless you really need to, because scammers exist. Check with
your travel agent about the availability of WIFI and email on
your trip.
The bush camps we stay at have slow email, and so far, no
WIFI. I do not want them to have WIFI. This is the time for
you to learn about your fellow travelers, and practice embellishing your stories for when you return home, not to stare
into your phone and ignore everyone else. In many cases this
bonding time will help you will find travel companions you
are compatible with for future trips.
Some local people, like the Masai, do not like their picture
taken, so ask ahead of time. They are all budding entrepreneurs and will want you to pay for the privilege. Do not take
photos of police stations or officers, park rangers, checkpoints,
or anything to do with the military. P

Unless of course you sneak one in like I did at
this entrance to Tsavo East National Park

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Pulse - March 2021
Chapter Meetings & Calendar
President’s Perspective
SCVMA Profile
SCVMA Profile
Pulsepoints
Practical Pathology
Veterinarians Key to Planet’s Future, UC Davis Global Health Expert Believes
Medical Leeway
UC Davis Update
Tools for Success
Angel Fund
Dear Tabby
The RVT
Industry Insights
Quick Reference
AVMA Diplomates
Digital Photography for Veterinarians
Resources
Disease Table
Classifieds
From the SCVMA Office
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Pulse - March 2021 - Pulsepoints
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