World Vets is currently creating a database of potential disaster relief volunteers that can be deployed in the event of an international disaster. World Vets has trained disaster personnel on call at all times and in many cases we also have the need to recruit volunteers to aid on rescue missions. If you would like to be considered as a volunteer for disaster relief, find out how to do so here
Special thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of the development of our disaster response program.
Bosnia -Herzegovina Flood (2014)
Our disaster response personnel worked in collaboration with the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Sarajevo and government officials to identify needs and get help where it was needed. Together we conducted country-wide assessments that identified animal concerns as well as supplies and equipment needed to help them. Based on the regional needs that were identified, we sent a shipment of veterinary supplies and equipment to aid in the relief efforts as they relate to animals. These include herd health and public health issues, zoonotic disease prevention as well as direct animal care.
Philippines – Typhoon Haiyan (2013)
World Vets responded to Typhoon Haiyan with veterinary supplies, financial support and on the ground teams. Initial support was sent to our partners working to help animals in the destruction area as our disaster response team mobilized for deployment.
Thailand Flood (2012)
World Vets responded immediately to the dramatic flooding in Bangkok, Thailand by sending seven veterinarians who treated hundreds of animals.
Japan Tsunami (2011)
World Vets was the first animal relief organization to have volunteers on the ground in Japan after the Tsunami hit. To date, World Vets has donated over $125,000.00 worth equipment, supplies and pet products to the relief effort in Japan and is continuing to make regular supply donations.
Haiti Earthquake (2010)
World Vets had a team of veterinarians and technicians on the ground in Haiti within days of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The team worked with a UN task force to rescue and treat injured animals.