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2019 Teaching/Training Volunteer Opportunities

While all of World Vets projects provide an enriching volunteer experience, we will have more opportunities available next year, as part of our veterinary field projects, that will allow for teaching/training opportunities for fellow volunteers in relation to performing clinical tasks and duties. These volunteer teaching/training trips will specifically be marked with a graduation cap icon, and can also be found here

The projects marked with a graduation cap icon are ideal for DVM’s and LVT’s that enjoy working with and/or teaching students, and/or those who have participated as instructors on our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. As part of these projects, veterinary students will also have the chance to perform sterilizations under the direct supervision and guidance of veterinarians; and pre-veterinary and/or veterinary technology students will also receive instruction and practice in performing clinical tasks related, but not limited to, patient prep/induction, monitoring as well as recovery.

Essential veterinary services provided in the Bay Islands, Honduras

World Vets has been working in the Bay Islands of Honduras for well over a decade. Over the years our veterinary teams have provided much needed sterilization services which have in turn helped control the local animal population.

This past month we not only worked in Roatan to facilitate free spay/neuter, but also traveled to the island of Utila. On this particular project we operated a student-style learning trip in a field project setting. Similar to our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program, we operated a low volume clinic where students received one on one instruction and training from DVM and LVT instructors.

Our next small animal project in Roatan is scheduled for this October. We still have volunteer vacancies! Find out more

Donkey Welfare Project Operated in Tanzania

This past month World Vets had a veterinary team in Arusha, Tanzania where we carried out a donkey welfare project. Our volunteers attended to hundreds of local working donkeys. They provided much needed routine veterinary care, in addition to treating wounds, fixing hooves, dental work, and donkey owner education. See more pictures

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

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