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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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Shop & Help Animals in Need: Visit the World Vets Store

After much anticipation, World Vets has launched its very own online store. Now available for purchase are World Vets branded items for everyday wear and use. If you have been waiting to get your hands on World Vet shirts, hoodies, bags and much more, check out the World Vets store

When you shop at the World Vets store, each purchase directly funds the care and treatment of animals worldwide.Thank you for shopping!

 

 

 

 

It’s a Wrap! World Vets IVM Program 2012

World Vets has successfully wrapped up its new training program – the International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. It was operated for 3 long months in Nicaragua this summer. As part of this program we provided free veterinary care to over 3100 animals (including cats, dogs as well as horses.) Additionally, we had 146 students participate who gained invaluable skills and knowledge, particularly in relation to performing veterinary medicine in a foreign country. We would like to thank our local partners, the 31 volunteer veterinarians as well as the 12 volunteer veterinary technicians who helped make this program such a success.

Check out a short video of the IVM program HERE

 

 

URGENT Animal Rescue – Ellensburg, WA Fire

A fire near Ellensburg, Washington has injured and burned hundreds of animals over the past week. Livestock and horses have been the hardest hit but many dogs and cats have also been impacted. World Vets has organized an online fundraiser to collect monetary donations that are urgently needed to support animal rescue efforts. 100% of the donations from this fundraiser will go directly to the local animal rescue efforts for this fire.

CHIP IN: Urgent Animal Rescue – Ellensburg Fire

 

World Vets Gives Back to Local Animal Welfare Community

Although World Vets work is primarily operated in foreign countries, we take pride in helping the local Fargo ND/Moorhead MN community where our headquarters are based. Just recently World Vets made two substantial donations to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue and the Human Society Fargo – Moorhead.

To celebrate the opening of their new facility in Moorhead, MN, World Vets delivered supplies to 4 Luv of Dog Rescue valued at $2,097. The donation shipment included more than 500 lbs. of dog food to help the animals at their new facility and in foster homes. Additionally, the veterinary supplies and cat and dog food donated to the Humane Society was valued at $5,800.

We believe every little bit goes a long way and will continue to support the local animal welfare charities in our community.

Lucky Pup to go home with Volunteer

Veterinary student Shawn Flottmeyer has been a World Vets intern for our International Veterinary Medicine Program this summer in Nicaragua. As the program comes to an end, Shawn will not be going home alone. During the program she fell in love with a female street dog that was treated at World Vets Latin America Surgical Training Center. We are thrilled to not only provide veterinary care for animals in need but to also facilitate a loving home.

Shawn will be starting her third year at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine this fall.

USNS Mercy brings World Vets Donations to Filipino Animal Welfare Charities

As part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission, a veterinary team is not the only thing that World Vets has on board the USNS Mercy. To support animal welfare efforts in one of the host nations visited,  World Vets has shipped 3,000 pounds of veterinary supply and medicine donations. The recipients of our two pallet shipments are animal welfare charities Zen Cats and CARA Welfare based in the Philippines. We are thrilled at this opportunity made possible by the US Navy lead mission. We are equally as pleased to be of assistance to animals in this South East Asian nation.

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.

Donkey Roadside Assistance

For an insightful look at the working conditions as well as the cases seen by a World Vets team, we invite you to read one of the recent posts from “pawcurious” about World Vets Team Arusha. Check out Roadside Assistance

We’d like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot as well as Vetericyn for their support of this project. Our team visited up to four different locations within the Arusha area and treated a total of 700 donkeys.

To read more about the adventures of World Vets Team Arusha – click here

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