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World Vets IVM Program in Ecuador this Summer!

World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is our official student program. It is a surgical and veterinary training program specifically for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical as well as practical veterinary experience. In addition to surgical instruction (provided to veterinary students), students will participate in a multi-disciplinary veterinary program and cultural experience that not only will enhance their education, but will also give them a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine.

The IVM Program is typically held in Granada, Nicaragua at World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center. However, this summer it will be offered in Otavalo, Ecuador! The program will be run by the same great staff and the one on one veterinary training and experience will also be the same. See summer session dates and student vacancies here

World Vets helps control street dog population in Albania

World Vets recently had a team in  Vlorë, Albania where we operated a free high volume sterilization campaign for street dogs. For this pilot project we partnered with a local animal shelter that hosted the campaign and housed the dogs both pre and post-op. Over 200 dogs were sterilized, along with other surgeries and treatments being provided.

See more pictures

Take part on our next sterilization project in Albania this September! Read more

Earn Continuing Education (CE) Credit with World Vets!

It is now possible for you to use your Continuing Education (CE) allowance to participate on a World Vets project! We are currently offering a RACE-approved CE opportunity for licensed veterinarians and technicians as part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. What better way to volunteer, learn and earn RACE-approved credit!

This CE opportunity is offered as part of our  International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. Licensed veterinarians and technicians who sign up as instructors for the IVM Program will have the chance to include the CE option at the time of their registration. Learn more

See all upcoming IVM Program sessions here

Represent World Vets at your School! Become a Student Ambassador

We are accepting new student ambassadors for the Fall/Winter 2018 academic year!

Have you volunteered on a World Vets field service project or taken part on our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program? If this experience positively impacted your life or simply inspired you, we encourage you to consider becoming a World Vets Student Ambassador.

Represent World Vets and promote our volunteer opportunities at your school and amongst your peers. Inquire about student ambassador positions at members@worldvets.org.

World Vets volunteers help hundreds of animals over Spring Break

This past month World Vets had veterinary teams in five different countries providing free veterinary services for animals in need.

We had teams in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Ecuador carrying out high volume sterilization campaigns benefiting underserved populations of dogs and cats.

We also had a team in Honduras facilitating annual health exams and treatments to wildlife and exotic species, in addition to students in Nicaragua taking part in our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program.

See our all of upcoming volunteer opportunities here

 

Custom|Corporate Veterinary Trips with World Vets

World Vets has partnered with Lakefield Veterinary Group to provide their team members with an international experience which allows them to give back and help animals in need. What’s more, this opportunity not only helps to foster their corporate culture of “do the right thing”, it also gives employees the chance to meet and work with other members of the Lakefield “family”.

If you are looking for a similar opportunity where your staff, colleagues and/or team members can give back, please write to trips@worldvets.org


Video Credit: Lakefield Veterinary Group // Filmmaker Matt Charland

World Vets to Increase Veterinary Assistance for Small Animals in Asia

World Vets consistently works in all regions of the world, however our veterinary assistance has predominately been focused in Latin America and the Caribbean. Asia on the other hand, has been a region of the world that we have assisted periodically, though on a smaller scale. In 2018 this is about to change!

We are excited to announce that we will be ramping up our veterinary assistance for small animals in select countries in Asia. With that being said, we will also have more volunteer opportunities in the coming year in this region of the world. Stay tuned and stay glued to our upcoming volunteer opportunities 

Images from our most recent campaign in Cambodia

Intern with World Vets in Nicaragua | Summer 2018

World Vets seeks an enthusiastic and hardworking intern who is ready for an adventure! We have an exciting summer internship opportunity based out of our Latin America Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua, as part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. The IVM Program is World Vets student program that provides English speaking international students with an opportunity to gain practical veterinary experience as well as hands on instruction in relation to performing clinical tasks.

As part of this opportunity, the intern will work alongside World Vets staff and volunteers in Nicaragua to aid and assist with the execution of the Summer 2018 IVM Program. More details are provided below.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

– Assist with local logistics and coordination as it pertains to the IVM Program, in addition to providing general animal care. Activities and tasks may consist of the following:

  1. Taking part in animal collection and returning animals to their homes/communities following recovery
  2. Tending to surgical patients post op in recovery; monitoring, grooming, and administration of post op medicines
  3. Taking part in community outreach activities, which provide free veterinary services for dogs, cats and horses in outlying rural communities
  4. When appropriate, helping to prep animal patients for surgery
  5. Miscellaneous administrative/data collection duties

– Act as social coordinator for IVM Program participants while the program is underway. This will consist of the following

  1. Welcoming students/instructors to program housing upon arrival and showing them around the house and to their rooms (and labelling rooms with the names of who will be sleeping where each session)
  2. Being the “go to” person should anyone have any “tourist related” questions in relation to where they can go to do this, where they can go buy that, best places to eat etc.
  3. Getting everyone signed up for an activity prior to the designated free day and getting these activities* lined up (and collecting money for this, if needed)
  4. Take part in the weekly group activity that is scheduled the day after arrivals
  5. When there is free time or during evenings, organize activities or social get-togethers where people can get to know each other, have fun, and experience more of Granada. I.e. rally up people to go out to dinner, to go shopping etc.

*World Vets will have 3 set activities that we offer to coordinate for IVM Program participants

There are also opportunities to participate in ongoing studies and/or conduct research as part of this internship opportunity


Who can Apply?
  • This internship opportunity is open to veterinary technicians, pre-veterinary students, veterinary technician students, as well as those who are pre-med and/or studying nursing. Students with an interest and/or focus in One Health will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to those who have participated on a past IVM Program session
  • We seek candidates who are able to commit for 10 consecutive weeks from May 26 – August 8, 2018
  • Spanish fluency or conversational Spanish is desired, though not a requirement.

Conditions:
  • This is a non paid internship, but an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in an international setting with a veterinary non-profit, meanwhile helping animals in need.
  • There is a fee associated with this internship opportunity. In exchange for this fee, the following will be provided for the intern; housing for the duration of the internship, airport transfers (on assigned days), ground transportation related to clinic work and veterinary activities, breakfast, lunches on clinic work days, program supplies and full participation in program activities, in addition to a World Vets scrub top and/or gear.
  • What is not provided (and what the intern will need to cover): International airfare, optional excursions/activities, dinner, Nicaraguan tourist visa ($10 USD), travel and/or health insurance, personal equipment necessary for the opportunity (i.e watch, stethoscope, water bottle), incidentals and anything not specifically outlined as included.

If interested, please send a cover letter and copy of your current resume/CV to drsteve@worldvets BEFORE JANUARY 1st, 2018. In the cover letter, please list your full name and any previous World Vets project(s) and/or past IVM Program session(s) you may have participated on and whether you are able to commit for the dates listed.

Disaster Relief for Animals Affected by Tropical Storm Nate

World Vets Nicaraguan staff recently deployed to provide much needed disaster relief and support for animals affected by tropical storm Nate. They have been distributing potable water, dog food as well as providing veterinary attention for animals in need. If you’d like to contribute to our disaster response efforts in Nicaragua, you may do so here

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