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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

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

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