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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!

 

A World Vets Team Returns from Zanzibar

World Vets recently had an all female team that traveled to Zanzibar, Tanzania. Working with Zanzibar Animals Affection Society (ZAASO) they provided a 3 day island – wide spay neuter campaign. Services were provided outside of Stone Town, to the north in Nungwi and in the eastern town of Paje. They even squeezed in some time to treat donkeys! We’d like to thank these wonder women, ZAASO and Fondation Brigitte Bardot for making this campaign possible.

Coming Soon! Summer 2013 Volunteer & Training Opportunities

For those of you that have been eagerly awaiting our summer trips line up as well as the IVM Program summer sessions – the wait is almost over! On our Upcoming Projects page we now list the dates for each IVM Program session spanning the months of June and July. A few new summer project locations have also been announced here. However, there is more to look forward to  – additional field service opportunities for summer 2013 have yet to be added!

World Vets members can anticipate that they will receive project information as well as exclusive registration links for summer 2013 opportunities within the next 2 weeks! Those who are not members will have to wait even longer to access to this information, including the registration links. If you are not a current member, now is the best time to join! Read more about membership here

Vets! We have your perfect getaway this winter

As part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program based in Nicaragua, we have a unique opportunity for veterinarians. The IVM Program provides veterinary skills training as well as practice to veterinary, pre veterinary as well as veterinary technology students.The goal of this program is to teach students  skills that are clinically relevant and to allow them to perform as many hands-on tasks as possible without compromising patient comfort or care.

Veterinarians participating on this program provide the instruction and are encouraged to teach students their technique. This way vets are not only confident in what they are teaching but it also allows for students to be exposed to several different approaches. Volunteer instructor positions are also open to licensed veterinary technicians. If you enjoy teaching and/or mentoring others, this is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you!

IVM Program Sessions are scheduled for December 2012 & March 2013. See exact date listings here


Happy World Animal Day from Mauritius!

World Vets is in Mauritius this week to celebrate World Animal Day. With the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot and in partnership with PAWS Mauritius, we are providing an island wide free spay neuter campaign. We are also taking this opportunity to help raise awareness about animal welfare and to improve the animal health situation on the island. More news of our visit to follow!

New Website: World Vets Latin America Surgical Training Center

In December 2011, World Vets held its grand opening of our Latin America Surgical Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua. This center provides free surgical instruction and training opportunities for Latin American veterinarians and upper level veterinary students. We have since begun offering regular training sessions and have now launched its very own website! See Training Center Website

Throughout the year we also use the training center as a base of operations for our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. This program is geared towards North American, Australian and European students, though all are welcome, who wish to learn more about practicing veterinary medicine in a foreign country while also giving back to the local animal community.

If you’re on Facebook, “LIKE” our Latin America Training Center page

 

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