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1 Spot Left! For our Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project

CSC_0411There is just 1 VETERINARIAN spot left open for our June 2013 Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project. Need adventure or just a place to get away from it all?

Join us on a trip to the Caribbean side of Guatemala and stay at a rustic jungle eco lodge that is not only along a river but located at the center of it all (i.e. manatee reserve, waterfall, river kayaking, trekking).

World Vets triodulce1eam will provide a three day large scale sterilization campaign in the nearest town of Livingstone and get to and from the clinic location via boat! Accommodations, meals and all ground transportation included as it relates to the project itinerary. Read more

 

1 Spot Left! For the July Technical Animal Rescue Course

L1050345There is just 1 spot remaining on our Technical Animal Rescue Course scheduled for July 2013. This course is packed with practical, real world tips and tricks on how to safely rescue animals.   This is a must-have course for any rescuer who may be called upon to rescue a cat from a tree or safely rescue and transport a dog during a flood.  This course also meets the technical training requirements to be considered for World Vets disaster teams. It also takes place in Laguna de Apoyo located in Nicaragua. Read more about this experience here.

Find out more specifics for the July course here

2013 Project Spotlight: Ecuador

EcuN36With 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.  We have also secured agreements with the municipalities of both Ibarra and Otavalo. These agreements stipulate that they will not carry out poisoning campaigns in exchange for our free spay/neuter services for EcuN52 editcommunity animals. This is one of our most successful small animal projects to date.

We have an upcoming volunteer opportunity on this project. We will be sending a team to Otavalo, Ecuador in July 2013 to provide a large scale spay/neuter campaign. Read more about this opportunity here

See pictures of World Vets in Ecuador

2013 Project Spotlight: Nicaragua Equine Welfare Project

SONY DSCWith the support of  Fondation Brigitte Bardot, World Vets has been providing free equine health clinics in Granada, Nicaragua for several years. The project first began by treating the carriage horses, that serve as taxis in the city, and has expanded to include cart horses as well. Cart horses are not only used as a mode of transportation but they also haul raw materials and goods. As a result of their labor intensive days, routine veterinary care is required for both to ensure their well being. With World Vets ongoing care of the horses in and around Granada there is WorldVets Equine 1 2011now a noticeable difference in their condition for the better.

We have an upcoming volunteer opportunity on this project. We will be sending a team to Granada for our equine welfare project in May 2013. Read more about this opportunity here

See pictures of Equine Welfare Project

My Voice T-shirts Highlight the work of World Vets!

My Voice TShirtsIf you haven’t heard of them, My Voice T-shirts is a company focused on spreading the word about animal welfare through apparel. Their product line includes organic items and casual tees for men, women and even pets! What’s more they are committed to giving back  and donate 50% of their annual profits to non-profit organizations focused on improving or saving the lives of animals. This month My Voice T-shirts has featured World Vets in their nonprofit spotlight.

Read World Vets spotlight  here

Now Accepting “Assistants” for IVM Program

IVM-horse-002We have just opened an “Assistant” category on many of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program sessions taking place in March, June and July 2013. The “Assistant” category is open to anyone who loves animals and wants to volunteer. No technical training or veterinary experience is required. Assistants often help with patient recovery, sterilizing instruments and with a variety of other duties.

For more information and for complete listings of the “IVM Training Program” sessions, see here

Come see us at the Western Veterinary Conference

WV boothWe hope to see you there!

World Vets is thrilled to be participating in the Western Veterinary Conference February 18 – 21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. We will have a booth so be sure to stop by and hello!

Whether you’re a veterinarian who would like to volunteer your services abroad, a student looking to learn surgery one-on-one a, or a company who would like to get involved in a high profile organization making a difference in the international community, there is something here for you!

2013 Project Spotlight: St. Eustatius

Statia46editThis year World Vets is continuing its assistance to the Department of Agriculture in St. Eustatius; a small island located in the Netherland Antilles in the Caribbean. In 2012 World Vets sent a preliminary team to the island where they conducted a pilot project. The objective of their visit was to help the island contain its ever growing animal population. Our team provided castrations to both donkeys and small animals. They also visited the island`s livestock facilities to assess overall health and identify any prevalent ailments.

Statia13In 2013 World Vets will send two follow up teams. These teams will further contribute to the goal of having an animal population that is sustainable for the island. One team will address small animal health and population and another to address livestock and the roaming donkey population. Both projects have volunteer opportunities available:

Read more about Small Animal Project

Read more about Livestock & Donkey Project

Now Accepting Volunteer Applications: Continuing Promise 2013

CP11EL4Continuing Promise is a humanitarian and civic assistance deployment comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian relief volunteers that provide medical, dental and veterinary care, in addition to training for military personnel and valuable services to communities in need. Serves: Caribbean & Latin America

World Vets CP10 4has been the veterinary nongovernmental organization (NGO) represented on this mission since 2010. We provide volunteer opportunities for veterinary professionals on board this mission and in turn contribute veterinary manpower and skills to accomplish the mission`s objectives.We are now accepting volunteer applications, until January 17th, 2013, from veterinarians, veterinary technicians as well as veterinary students to be considered for a position on our veterinary team. Read more

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