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Typhoon Haiyan is estimated to be one on the strongest storms in world history, which will undoubtedly endanger the lives of many animals both during and after the storm. We are actively assessing the situation and our disaster teams are on standby. We have reached out to our contacts in the area with an offer of support. Your help is needed. Please donate to our disaster relief fund to help the animals of the Philippines. Further updates will be made as they become available.
With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, World Vets sent its first team to San Andres Island in 2012 for a pilot project. Our team’s visit also made history as being the first foreign veterinary brigade to provide free veterinary services on the Island. Before our initial visit and campaign, it had only been Colombian veterinarians from the mainland that provided irregular veterinary relief.
What prompted our visit and subsequent large scale spay/neuter and preventive health campaign was the request and an invitation from the San Andres Island Department of Health. They had been urged into action as a result of the worsening plight of its small animal population, consisting of health issues as well as their overpopulation. Given San Andres Island is not very big, it became quite apparent that animal health is not only an animal welfare issue but a concern for public health and safety as well.
This year we scheduled two visits and subsequent veterinary campaigns to aid local efforts in controlling the island’s small animal population as well as tackling disease control and prevention. Read about one of our success stories from this project here.
We also have an upcoming volunteer opportunity as part of our San Andres Island field service project. Read more about it here and join us in San Andres Island this December!
With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, PAE – Ibarra and local municipalities, World Vets has been providing regular high volume spay/neuter services in Ecuador since 2009. Spanning the last four years, World Vets has sent 10 veterinary teams (about 150 volunteers) to Ecuador which has brought veterinary care to animals that would otherwise have none.
World Vets has an upcoming volunteer opportunity for an LVT/RVT to Ecuador as part of our long standing small animal project there. We will be sending a team to Ibarra, Ecuador in November 2013 and would like to fill the LVT/RVT position as soon as possible. If you are an LVT/RVT and interested, please write to email@example.com to learn more about a potential special offering.
An LVT/RVT is a licensed or registered veterinary technician. Certified veterinary technician (CVT) also applies for this position.