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. World Vets provides the following veterinary assistance:
- We send veterinary teams to provide free veterinary aid
- We provide disaster relief for animals in affected areas
- We provide training and/or instruction in spay/neuter surgery
- We provide guidance/advice and capacity building programs in animal husbandry/livestock production
- We can consider requests for addressing complex veterinary issues or those that involve human/animal interactions (such as zoonotic disease problems).
To be selected as a World Vets project, requesting organizations should meet the following criteria before requesting assistance:
- Be located in the “global south” and/or in an “underdeveloped” country and/or region.
- Have a strong existing base of local support and partners or the ability to create such partnerships.
- Be able to outline the existing problem(s), what needs to be done to resolve the problem(s) (if known) and a plan of action and goals that need to be taken in order to bring about a resolution (i.e. large scale sterilization campaigns to help control animal population as a means of preventing the unnecessary poisoning of animals)
To request veterinary assistance, we ask that you send an email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org. and include the following:
- Information about your organization/group; location, mission, links to social media sites (i.e. website, facebook page, new articles, blogs) and contact information
- Information about the problem(s) you wish to address and type of veterinary assistance desired
If you will be requesting assistance in the form of a World Vets team visit, you may be invited to complete our veterinary assistance form for further consideration. To be considered, we ask that inquiries be sent by an individual residing in the country in question and who represents the organization and/or group in need of/requesting assistance. By requesting assistance, this individual takes on the role and responsibility of local coordinator/liaison and in turn would need to be “on the ground” prior to and during a potential World Vets visit.
- We consider project requests year round, however, all new requests received after August 3rd, 2016 will be considered for the year 2018.
- World Vets receives many requests for assistance. We prioritize requests based on feasibility, opportunity for significant impact and available resources
- World Vets does not recruit individual volunteers for placements with international organizations
- World Vets does not plan projects in areas that are at war or have a high threat of terrorist activity. For this reason, we are not able to consider project requests for areas that have major safety concerns and/or travel advisories per the U.S State Department. Specific regions of the world that we are unable to consider for assistance at this time (due to security concerns) include the Middle East, Central Asia and various parts of Africa.