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Dr. K the "Street Vet" gives free medication and medical care to animals on the street
This man is an angel on earth.
Eduardo Gaskell
04.21.22

People living in Los Angeles may have seen Dr. Kwane walking the neighborhoods. They call him The Street Vet for a reason.

Kwane Stewart arrives in scrubs with a medical bag in hand, always ready to chat with anyone around the area holding on to their dog, cat or bird. He’s been at it over the last eight years, looking for pets and people that are often ignored.

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He starts a conversation, smiling at the owner as he slowly chips away at the doubts and once the owner is comfortable, Kwane offers a professional veterinary exam.

Kwane puts in all the effort for pets who live on the streets of Los Angeles.

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He has seen major problems affect millions of people financially. Pets are often abandoned when people struggle to survive. COVID-19 is the current problem, but in 2008 it was the Great Recession.

The results were the same. People lost their jobs, and the struggle to pay the rent or mortgage had them leaving pets at shelters out of sheer desperation.

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Dr. Kwane Stewart is a graduate of the renowned Colorado State University Veterinary program.

22 years of practice had him honing his clinical and business expertise.

Kwane began in ’97 working as an associate and emergency clinician in San Diego. His hard work had him climbing the ranks quickly, soon becoming the Chief Medical Officer of Vetco Hospitals, Inc.

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He went on to take over a struggling municipal shelter as County Veterinarian, able to turn around one of the worst euthanasia rates in the country.

Recently, Dr. Kwane has completed a six-year stint as the Chief Veterinary Officer of American Humane, and Director of their legacy program, No Animals Were Harmed®, protecting over 100,000 animals every year around the globe on film and TV sets.

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The man has been sought for his expertise by many media outlets and major companies.

Disney, United Airlines and Sea World have all reached out to work with Kwane, wanting to improve their animal care standards. He is outspoken, compassionate, charismatic and genuine in nature.

The Street Vet is now famous, inspiring many others as he sets out to rescue and improve the lives of those who need it most.

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Dr. Kwane shares how it all started,

“I crossed paths with a producer in Hollywood, and we started talking about my work. He said, “I think that’s a docuseries!” And that’s where it began. What I’d like people to see when they watch is simply that people experiencing homelessness are people. They’ve fallen on hard times, but they just want a better life, like we all do. And sometimes what they need is help, not judgment.”

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He is open to receiving help.

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Reach out to Project Street Vet (gofundme.com/f/thestreetvet), as well as The Street Dog Coalition (thestreetdogcoalition.org) and Feeding Pets of the Homeless (petsofthehomeless.org).

Dr, Kwane is a man who truly cares. And he hopes his work continues to inspire and help many others in the streets.

Meet Dr. Kwane and know more about his work in the video below!

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By Eduardo Gaskell
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Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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