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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

World Vets providing veterinary aid to animals in Vietnam

World Vets currently has a veterinary team in Vietnam as part of the Pacific Partnership mission. Our team is engaged in providing veterinary services to all animal types including water buffalo, cattle and dogs. They are working alongside US Army veterinarians and technicians as well as veterinary professionals of the host nation.

World Vets volunteer Dr. Stephanie Garlichs de-worms a water buffalo at a clinic site in Vihn, Vietnam (Pictured left).

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.

World Vets Team Returns from Santo Domingo

A World Vets team returns this week after performing 223 surgeries and providing surgical instruction to local veterinary students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We’d like to thank Fondation Briggite Bardot for their generous support of this project as well as our local partners:  Casa de Orientación y Desarrollo Real (C.O.D.R.), Fundacion Protectora de los Animales Dra. Lois (FUPRADL) and La Escuela de Veterinaria de UASD. And of course our volunteers for making this campaign possible.

Jambo Bwana: Meet the World Vets Arusha Tribe

Veterinarian and blogger/photographer Dr V spent the last 2 weeks with one of our teams in Africa.Check out her latest blog post on Pawcurious

Ever wonder what kind of people volunteer on World Vets projects? They are compassionate, skilled, adventurous, kind-hearted and above all love animals. Meet a few of them here! Introducing the “Arusha Tribe” from our recent Tanzania donkey project: Read more

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