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Special Offering for LVT/RVT: Ecuador November 2013

Ecu17With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, PAE – Ibarra and local municipalities, World Vets has been providing regular high volume spay/neuter services in Ecuador since 2009. Spanning the last four years, World Vets has sent 10 veterinary teams (about 150 volunteers) to Ecuador which has brought veterinary care to animals that would otherwise have none.

World Vets has an upcoming volunteer opportunity for an LVT/RVT to Ecuador as Ecu26part of our long standing small animal project there. We will be sending a team to Ibarra, Ecuador in November 2013 and would like to fill the LVT/RVT position as soon as possible. If you are  an LVT/RVT and interested, please write to trips@worldvets.org to learn more about a potential special offering.

Read more about this volunteer opportunity here . See pictures of  World Vets in Ecuador 

An LVT/RVT is a licensed or registered veterinary technician. Certified veterinary technician (CVT) also applies for this position. 

Making a Difference: World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center

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                                                   At the end of 2011, World Vets celebrated the grand opening of our Latin America Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua.  This center was established to provide free surgical instruction and training to Latin American veterinarians and upper level veterinary students. Outfitted with modern equipment such as gas anesthesia, central oxygen, pulse oximeters, fluid pumps, autoclave, centrifuge and ultrasound, we strive to teach and practice high quality veterinary medicine.

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                                                                                                         We currently employ three full time Nicaraguan veterinarians who provide weekly training sessions in Spanish as part of this program. Prior to their employment, they had volunteered with World Vets as veterinary students during our Nicaraguan field clinics. They now provide high quality instruction in surgical techniques, safe anesthesia, patient safety and comfort as well as pain management. To date we have had over 100 participants receive training as part this program. Veterinarians and students have come from all over Nicaragua and have even traveled from Mexico, Guatemala and Peru to take part.

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World Vets was recently presented with an award from La Universidad Catolica del Tropico Seco de Esteli (UCATSE), in association with their Agricultural Science Department, based in Esteli, Nicaragua. This award was given in recognition of the invaluable support that we have provided to their students in helping to shape their futures as veterinarians.

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Even though it is a training facility, our number one priority is always to provide the best patient care possible for each and every animal that comes through the center. These much needed spay/neuter services as well as any additional medical treatments that may be needed for the patient are provided completely free of charge to pet owners and for street animals. As a result of this program, we have provided over 3500 surgical procedures at no cost to local pet owners and street dogs. What’s more, our Nicaraguan veterinarians provide a door to door service for rural animals; picking them up for surgery and returning them home following recovery.
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Our training center not only provides instruction and training to animal healthcare professionals. It is also benefitting many communities outlying the city of Granada who do not have access to veterinary services for their animals. To keep up to date with our training center activities, `like` its page on Facebook here
We thank Fondation Briggite Bardot for their support of this program

New! Custom Trip option for Groups!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you work at a veterinary practice or are you part of a veterinary faculty at an academic institution? Are you looking for an international volunteer opportunity that you and your colleagues and/or faculty and students can do together?

Starting in 2014, World Vets has a great volunteer opportunity for groups to Granada, Nicaragua. Read more here

1 Vet position left for our Dominican Republic Project! November 2013

SONY DSCThere is just 1 VETERINARIAN position left open on our small animal field service project to the Dominican Republic. Join us from November 9 – 16, 2013 and provide a three day large scale sterilization campaign in the coastal town of Sosua! Unlike most field operatives, this project will have gas anesthesia available.

Aside from veterinary work, volunteers will have free time to explore the area or simply lounge on the beach! Check out this SONY DSCvolunteer opportunity here

See pictures of  World Vets in the Dominican Republic

This project is supported by Fondation Brigitte Bardot of Paris, France

Celebrating World Animal Day in Peru!

PerueditWorld Vets was in Cusco, Peru this past week. In lieu of World Rabies (Sept 28) and World Animal (Oct 4) Day we held a large scale spay/neuter campaign, in addition to providing free rabies vaccinations.

World Vets has been proving quality high volume spay/neuter services in Cusco since 2011. We’d like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their ongoing support of this field operative. We also thank our local partners and World Vets team members for another successful campaign!

World Vets is in Paraguay this Week!

p2With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, a World Vets team has been busy providing a large scale spay/neuter and animal health clinic in poor areas of Asuncion.Our free services are being provided in collaboration with local animal welfare organization “Adoptame” as well as members from national veterinary associations such as AMVEPA and UNASUR.

Before veterinary services began, World Vets field service veterinarian, Dr. Shelley Harper, gave a talk about efficient spay/neuter techniques in relation to providing large scale spay/neuter campaigns. This event was well received and saw 80 Paraguayan vets and veterinary students in attendance!

Read more about our visit here

Select 2014 Project Locations Announced

130322_1306After much anticipation, select 2014 project locations have been announced on our `upcoming projects` page. All projects listed here will have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and assistants. Read more about volunteer descriptions here.

As dates are finalized for these opportunities they will be posted accordingly.  World Vets members will also be given the chance to register early for Spring 2014 volunteer opportunities shortly.

Student & Instructor positions still open on IVM Program! December 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe  International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is World Vets student program. It is held in Nicaragua and is a multi-disciplinary veterinary training program for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and surgical experience. We currently have positions open for veterinary students on both IVM Program sessions this December. Read more about this program here. For more specific information, see the following links:

Session 1: Dec 16 – 23, 2013
Session 2: Dec 27, 2013 – Jan 3, 2014

Welcome Back Team Peru!

WV_Cusco_280813_(09)At the end of August a World Vets team provided a large scale spay/neuter clinic in the city of Cusco, Peru. Services were carried out in collaboration with local partners Pataz Pro Animalista Cusco, Clinica Veterinaria Lazzy Vet and a handful of local veterinarians and volunteers representing these entities. We thank everyone for the great effort that went into providing the three day campaign despite the cold weather! We also thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our spay/neuter program in Cusco. See pictures here

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