Each year World Vets sends out countless veterinary teams throughout the world to provide free veterinary care for animals in need. These endeavors are made possible through a shared dedication to improve the lives of animals, and in turn the partnerships that are created to realize this common goal.
We are looking to expand our reach and send teams to regions of the world where we’re currently not working. In particular, we are interested in receiving requests for assistance from countries located in South East Asia and the Asia – Pacific area, though we welcome requests, and opportunities, to provide assistance worldwide.
At this time we will not be considering requests for assistance from the following:
- Countries where we already have an established program, project and/or presence. For instance, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, Paraguay, the Dominican Republic etc.
- Countries where it is illegal, or would not be welcomed, for foreign veterinarians to provide their services as a volunteer.
- Countries that have major safety concerns and/or travel advisories, especially per the U.S State Department. For instance, specific regions of the world we are unable to consider at this time include the Middle East, Central Asia and various parts of Africa.
- Requests that solicit assistance in the form of one individual/volunteer (as we do not recruit individual volunteers for placements with other organizations)
We strive to work in partnership with foreign animal welfare groups, veterinary professionals, other nongovernmental organizations (NGO`s), as well as local and national governments and their respective agencies responsible for animal welfare, agriculture and public health. If you represent one (or more) of these categories, and would like to work with World Vets, see here for more information about requesting assistance.
We are accepting new project requests, to be considered for a visit in 2016, until August 3rd, 2015. All requests received following this date will be considered for 2017.
OPEN TO ALL WORLD VETS VOLUNTEERS, PAST AND PRESENT!
Contest Guidelines and Rules:
HOW TO ENTER: Follow @worldvets1 on Instagram. Instagram your favorite photo that you took while volunteering with World Vets and tag it with #WorldVets. Photo submissions must be uploaded by August 1, 2015.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to World Vets participants only.
PRIZE: $50 worth of World Vets gear (non redeemable for cash)
END DATE: Winner will be chosen on August 1st, 2015 by the World Vets Team
WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT: The selected winner will be notified via email & instagram within 48 hours of being selected. The winner may be required to verify his/her name, email and mailing address prior to receiving the prize.
*** Please do not upload graphic surgery photos for this contest.
World Vets is the veterinary non-governmental organization (NGO) currently represented on the U.S. Navy led humanitarian aid mission “Continuing Promise”. World Vets veterinarians on board are working alongside a US Army veterinary team, and in collaboration with host nation partners. This past week our team led seminars in Jamaica at the Department of Veterinary Services on topics such as dairy cattle medicine, small ruminants and swine, in addition to performing other activities with the Ministry of Agriculture. Read about the veterinary services our team, among others, are providing in Nicaragua here (Spanish)
World Vets will be providing similar training and capacity building, as well as direct veterinary services, in many Latin American and Caribbean countries as part of this mission.
Continuing Promise is a humanitarian and civic assistance deployment program composed of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian relief volunteers that provide medical, dental and veterinary care, in addition to training for military personnel and valuable services to communities in need. Missions deliver assistance with a focus on veterinary training and teaching.