For the forth consecutive year, World Vets will be deploying on the Pacific Partnership humanitarian aid mission with the US Navy. The four month long mission provides medical, dental and veterinary aid. This year the mission will visit Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. World Vets provides the civilian veterinarians for the joint civil-military mission. One of the goals of the mission is to “prepare for crisis in times of calm”. World Vets is proud to be a part of this important mission.
For the 2012 mission, 5 veterinarians and 2 licensed technicians from World Vets will be aboard the ship which departs San Diego in a few short weeks. We have also shipped 2 pallets of veterinary supplies which will help to improve veterinary care in the Philippines.
Last week, World Vets Field Service Veterinarian Dr Winnie Neunzig attended the Pacific Partnership NGO and Associations Brief in Washington DC, hosted by USAID, as our veterinary teams prepare for their upcoming deployment.