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Now Accepting Volunteer Applications: Pacific Partnership 2013

Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. Serves: South Pacific & South East Asia

World Vets is a veterinary nongovernmental organization (NGO) that has been represented on the Pacific Partnership mission since 2009. 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 13th, 2013, from veterinarians, veterinary technicians as well as veterinary students to be considered for a position on our veterinary team. Read more

Photojournalist Volunteer Opportunity: 2013 Civil Military Missions

Each year World Vets deploys veterinary professionals on board two US Navy led humanitarian aid missions; Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. For the 2013 missions, we will also provide the opportunity for two photojournalists to travel with and document the veterinary and educational services provided by our teams. Read more about this opportunity HERE

Contribute to Donkey Welfare in Tanzania

kahama15World Vets operates a Donkey Welfare Project in partnership with the Arusha Society for the Protection of Animals in Arusha, Tanzania. In 2013, two World Vets teams will be providing free veterinary care and treatments to donkeys in the area. One of the major health issues we see are wounds around the neck and head as a result of the ropes that are used to guide them. For our upcoming visits, we would very much like to provide halters and leads to be donated to local donkey owners.

If you wish to contribute to the welfare of donkeys in Arusha, please consider donating halters and/or leads. The halter and leads that we are looking to acquire can be found on World Vets Amazon Wishlist HERE

Another Successful Campaign in Ecuador

Another World Vets team has return from yet another successful campaign in Ecuador. Working into the night for 3 days straight, our dedicated volunteers and local partners, PAE Ibarra, provided over 200 spay/neuter surgeries. All of our services are provided at no cost and target street and community owned animals as well as those living in low income households who can’t afford veterinary care for their animals. We thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for the continued support of our efforts in Ecuador.

Disaster Training Provided to Central American Vets

On our latest Technical Animal Rescue Course offered in Nicaragua, World Vets trained representatives from throughout Central America in technical animal rescue techniques. From left to right: Dr. Santiago Soto (Honduras), Miguel Carpio (El Salvador), Francisco Fonseca (Nicaragua), Dr. Augusto Barragan (Panama) and Dr. Lester Tapia (Nicaragua). See pictures

The next course offerings are in July 2013 – see here for dates

 

Animal Disaster Relief: Hurricane Sandy

Though a grant from  Abbott  and donations from the Vetericyn company, World Vets donated $20,000 worth of veterinary supplies to the Hurricane Sandy disaster relief effort. This has directly benefited clinics in affected areas and will help local veterinarians in the treatment of animals impacted by the super storm.

To further aid animals in areas hit by Hurricane Sandy, we also partnered with P&G Pet Care, who donated more than 88 tons of pet food to the effort. We helped facilitate the donated pet food for shelters in the hardest hit areas such as Atlantic City, NJ. P&G Pet Care are the makers of  IAMS, Eukanuba, and  Natura pet food brands. Read more about the animal disaster relief effort

World Vets launches NEW GIFT SHOP

By choosing a gift for a friend, family member or loved one from the newly launched World Vets GIFT SHOP, you are making an impact that transforms the lives of many animals and pet owners worldwide.  Not only does your gift provide veterinary funding in under-developed countries around the world, but it also helps to provide training, instruction in proper animal handling and care, and relief for animals during natural disasters.  Your gift enables our volunteers to invest their time and skills where it is needed the most, and relationships are built that lead to long term partnerships and provision of veterinary aid.

You can also preview some new merchandise that will be available very soon.  Check it out and give the gift that keeps on giving.

 

Do you want to be qualified to help animals in a disaster?

With super storm Sandy passing through regions of the US and Canada,it is a great reminder of the danger that weather and disasters pose to not only humans and property, but to our furry friends. We encourage those living in disaster prone areas to consider our technical animal rescue course as a preparatory measure they can take in order to help animals in their community during such events. No previous experience is required.

Next course offerings:

Wrapping up a Spay Neuter Campaign in Cusco

This past week World Vets conducted a spay neuter campaign in Cusco, Peru that was sponsored by Fondation Brigitte Bardot. We thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our efforts, along with our dedicated team members and local partners; Pataz Pro Animalista Cusco, Yanapana Peru, Lazzy Veterinary Clinic as well as the local veterinarians that took part.  Seguimos adelante por el bien estar de animal!

 

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