For the past six years World Vets has been the veterinary non-governmental organization (NGO) represented on two U.S. Navy led humanitarian aid missions: Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. These missions provide medical, dental and veterinary coverage to host nations in South East Asia and the Pacific as well as the Caribbean and Central and South America, respectively.
World Vets helps accomplish mission objectives by contributing veterinary manpower and skills through its veterinary personnel deployed. This year we will have teams on board both Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. They will live on-board a hospital ship and provide veterinary services onshore in host nations. As part of these efforts, our volunteers not only provide direct veterinary care, but capacity building and training, which benefit local animal health care professionals, in addition to communities.
What’s more, World Vets is also sending donation pallets on board both ships! One is bound for the Philippines carrying veterinary textbooks to benefit a veterinary school in Cebu, and the other to Nicaragua.
Thanks to your support, World Vets raised over $7,000 in 24 hrs to help provide aid to animals who would otherwise have no care! World Vets received gifts from 32 different states and we will have results soon on if we received donations from the most U.S. states, which would provide us with an additional $500 in funds.
Your gift is already at work making a difference. We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters.
The World Vets Team
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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization. All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.
World Vets has just released long awaited veterinary field service opportunities scheduled for the month of April 2015. Join us on an `island hopping` spay/neuter campaign in the Caribbean or in the Andes mountains of Ecuador!
Veterinary field service projects have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and those who do not have any veterinary or animal related experience (assistants). You can read more about what you would be doing on a small animal field service project here
April volunteer opportunities:
A standard veterinary field project is scheduled for 8 days/7 nights, with 3 veterinary service days. However, both April opportunities are for a 9-10 day duration and consist of five days dedicated to providing veterinary care and services for animals in need.
With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission. On Giving Hearts Day (February 12th) the first $4000 in donations will be matched by a generous donor.
Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation as the region’s first one-day ‘virtual’ fundraising event.
In addition, World Vets will be competing to receive contributions from the most U.S. states. Our goal is to receive a gift from EACH U.S. STATE. If we succeed, we will receive additional funding from the Dakota Medical Foundation! (minimum $10 donation to count toward the “most states” prize).
To make a secure online contribution simply go to impactgiveback.org and select World Vets on February 12th! And don’t forget to check out World Vets’ social media outlets on Giving Hearts Day for status updates!