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World Vets Working in the Philippines as part of Pacific Partnership

World Vets Voluntary Veterinarian prepares to inject antibiotics into a rooster during a Pacific Partnership 2012 veterinary civic action project.

MALAGA, Philippines (June 24, 2012) World Vets Voluntary Veterinarian Helle Hydeskov, left, prepares to inject antibiotics into a rooster during a Pacific Partnership 2012 veterinary civic action project. Approximately 200 animals were treated.

Now in its seventh year, 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.

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Laurie Dexter/Released)
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World Vets Working in Peru

Just last week World Vets had a veterinary team working in Cusco Peru. There they provided a much needed free spay/neuter clinic. Alongside sterilization surgery, they also provided health consultations, which included flea and de-worming treatments. Cats and dogs were not the only patients however – our team also tended to a handful of chickens and guinea pigs that showed up!

This campaign was made possible through the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot, our dedicated volunteers, Peruvian organizations – Pataz Pro Animalista Cusco, Vida Digna, YanaPana Peru and the local municipality. 

WATCH Veterinarian Civil Action Program, Indonesia

World Vets team leader, Dr. Helle Hydeskov, on board the USNS MERCY, talks about the veterinarian civil action program that World Vets has been involved in as part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission in Indonesia. Dr. Hydeskov was also part of World Vets team on board a similar civil- military mission, Continuing Promise, which provided aid to the Caribbean and Latin America.

WATCH Pacific Partnership 2012 Veterinarian Civil Action Program, Indonesia

Pacific Partnership is a dedicated humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted with and through partner nations, non-governmental organizations and other U.S. government agencies.

Get a Sneak Peek of 2013 Volunteer Opportunties

If you are already a member of World Vets, you have a lot to be excited about. If you’ve debated whether or not to join, now is the best time to do so. If you want a head start in signing up for trips or simply to be the first to know about upcoming volunteer opportunities – World Vets membership is a must.

During the month of July World Vets will be providing a sneak peek to its members of upcoming 2013 volunteer opportunities. Members will have the chance to see some of the project locations and dates before they are posted on our website.

Following the sneak peek, members will continue to have a leg up with the ability to register for such volunteer opportunities before they are released to the general public. Positions on our projects, particularly those operated during the month of March, go pretty fast, so if you want an increased chance of getting a spot on a team – become a member!

Throughout the year, World Vets members receive regular email alerts with new volunteer opportunities – some of which may not necessarily be advertised on our website. Members always have the chance to sign up for trips before general volunteer registration is released on our website. Membership also provides important support for World Vets international program service.

 

Providing Veterinary Aid and Support in Indonesia

World Vets has a veterinary team working in Indonesia as part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission. This humanitarian aid mission is operated on an annual basis in the Pacific region and is led by the US Navy. Through a collaboration with partner and host nations, as well as foreign military and medical personnel, in addition to nongovernmental organizations,  medical, dental and veterinary aid is provided.

This past week our team has been working in Indonesia with US military veterinarians and technicians, the local Animal Health Division as well as Ratulangi University. Together they have provided free vaccinations and de-worming for up to 1700 cats and dogs, in addition to operating free spay/neuter clinics.

Aside from direct veterinary aid, our team has also provided surgical instruction to Indonesian veterinarians and  given presentations, commonly known as SMEE’s (subject matter expert exchanges), at the university to Indonesian students and veterinary professionals.

World Vets volunteers live on board a US Navy ship and provide their veterinary services on shore in host nations. As part of the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, World Vets team will provide their services in four host nations this summer- Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.

World Vets and Innovacyn team up for the donkeys of Tanzania

Later this month World Vets will have a team in Tanzania. The objective of their visit will be to provide veterinary care for the working donkey population. Donkeys are primarily utilized for hauling anything from bricks to wood to produce and/or water. As a result of their use as laborers, they often carry many wounds and/or lacerations that become infected if left untreated.

To treat such cases during our visit, Vetericyn is the ideal product. For that reason, we are extremely thankful for the support of Innovacyn.Together we hope to treat up to 1000 donkeys.

Our team will provide rural mobile donkey clinics in various communities around Arusha. All World Vets veterinary services are provided free.

Remember Papillo? Happy, Healthy & Home

As an update to our previous post about Papillo, an injured dog from Costa Rica, we are happy to share that he has found a new family with new furry friends! Papillo: happy, healthy and home in Vancouver, Washington.

Papillo was rescued and cared for by our partners at Nosara Animal Care in Costa Rica before being sent to Northwest Veterinary Specialists in Portland, Oregon for treatment.

We thank and congratulate the animal heroes in his life that made this great outcome possible!

 

 

World Vets team on board Pacific Partnership mission get to work!

World Vets team for the first rotation of the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission is now on board the USNS MERCY. They have quickly gotten to work preparing their presentations and lectures that will be given in the four host nations to be visited; Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia. These presentations are commonly referred to as SMEE’s – Subject Matter Expert Exchanges. As such, our team will not only be providing direct veterinary aid on this mission, but will also be educating on various topics and issues relating to veterinary medicine.

Pacific Partnership is an annual humanitarian aid mission operated by the US Navy in collaboration with host and partner nations, foreign military and medical personnel as well as non governmental organizations. In a joint effort, medical, dental and veterinary assistance is provided.

A Friend and Dear Colleague in Need

Dr. Dana Bridges, a much-loved equine veterinarian from Monroe Washington, who is also a Field Service Veterinarian for World Vets, was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatment. She is a dedicated veterinarian who volunteers countless hours to help animals around the world. As a self-employed solo practitioner, she will be unable to work for 2-6 months. A fund has been set up to help cover medical expenses not paid by insurance. Every little bit helps. Please consider donating to the “Dr Dana’s We Hate Cancer Fund”.  DONATE NOW

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