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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

 

World Vets is in Ecuador for World Rabies Day

This week World Vets has a team in Ecuador. They have been operating a spay/neuter and preventative health clinic for the benefit of animals in and around Otavalo. What’s more, they are also providing rabies vaccines in support of World Rabies Day!

This campaign has been made possible through the tireless efforts of our volunteer veterinary team and local partners as well as with the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot. See PICTURES

Winter Break IVM Program – Register NOW

Attention vet, pre-vet and tech students! We have just posted 2 winter break sessions of our International Veterinary Medicine program.  For session 1, click HERE.  For session 2, click HERE.

The WORLD VETS INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM held in Granada, Nicaragua, is a surgical training program for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and practical veterinary experience.  In addition to surgical instruction, you will participate in a multi-disciplinary veterinary program and cultural experience that not only will enhance your education, but will also give you a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine.

NEW! World Vets Animal Rescue Course

World Vets is now offering its very own technical animal rescue course. This four day course will provide veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and animal assistant volunteers with the skills to safely perform rescue procedures on animals while emphasizing the importance of rescuer safety.

Participants will receive a combination of both classroom and field training related to disaster situations, equipment, rescue techniques involving animals, as well as veterinary first response triage and common medical situations in disasters.

Current course offerings in Granada, Nicaragua:

Session1: November 10 – 17, 2012 READ MORE

Session 2: November 17 – 24, 2012 READ MORE

Meet Flaco & His Happily Ever After

Flaco was just your ordinary street dog. His name says it all, Flaco, which is skinny in Spanish. When our veterinary volunteers found him, he was covered in mange and had several open sores with a large abscess. What’s more, he was full of intestinal parasites and had a ruptured ligament in his knee.

Fortunately for Flaco, he was nursed back to health by one of our teams during the International Veterinary Medicine Program operated in Nicaragua this summer. One of our veterinary volunteers, Jessica Harrison, even went a step further and gave him a new home and a new life with her in Florida.

 

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