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World Vets Celebrates 10 Years!

Photos: Empowerment International/Armando Raudez

Photos: Empowerment International/Armando Raudez

This year marks World Vets 10 year anniversary! For a decade it has been our mission to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide. As the info-graphic below shows, in this time, we have undertaken 223 projects worldwide serving over 135,000 animals and providing close to 60,000 hours of veterinary training. What’s more, all services and training have been provided at no cost for beneficiaries.

Why do we do what we do? We strongly believe that all animals deserve kindness and compassion, as well as excellent care. As such, we strive to create a world where all animals have access to skilled veterinary care. To achieve this we operate many programs, most notably veterinary field projects which provide direct veterinary care, in addition to our training programs for students and veterinary professionals alike.

Our work not only depends on the generosity of individuals, foundations and public support. We also rely on volunteers to help us deliver veterinary services and training abroad.Though our programs, we provide countless international volunteer opportunities for veterinary professionals, students aspiring to this vocation and for the everyday animal lover who simply wants to travel with purpose. Since our inception we have deployed over 4500 volunteers with the mandate to make quality veterinary more accessible.

We graciously thank all of our supporters and dedicated volunteers who have been with us throughout the years. Together we have reached a great milestone! We look forward to continuing our work and having an even greater impact with your help!

Join the celebration and help us create a better world for Animals. There are many ways to help and be a part of World Vets mission to improve animal health worldwide. Learn about all the ways you can contribute to our cause here.

#GivingTuesday Update

Thank you to all our supporters that helped make #GivingTuesday 2015 a success!

If you did not get the chance to give this #GivingTuesday and would like to provide a gift to World Vets, click “donate” below.

This year we are fortunate to receive an end of year matching donation challenge from the Maria Norbury Foundation.  That means that EVERY dollar you donate up to $10,000 starting #GivingTuesday until Dec 31st, 2015 will be doubled as part of this match.   

 

World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization. All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.

Couple Makes World Vets a Part of Their Big Day

Lainey & Aron

California newlyweds, Aron Cooperman & Lainey Hu share a love for animals.  Lainey is a veterinarian at Kirkwood Animal Hospital and Aron is an engineer and professional photographer at Open Light Photo.  Together they live in San Jose with their Australian Kelpies, Dally and Cricket (pictured above).  For their big day they asked friends & family to contribute to World Vets and help animals in need around the globe!

The generous pair had a destination wedding in Ambergris Caye, Belize and plan to celebrate with a stateside reception in July of 2015.  Lainey explained that for their big day, she and Aron wanted to give back while encouraging their wedding guests to do the same.  “World Vets is an organization that not only helps more unfortunate countries, but also incorporates teaching students, doctors and technicians alike,” Lainey said of choosing World Vets as a donation recipient.  “It just made sense.”

Lainey began her involvement with World Vets in 2013, when she participated in an Equine project that provided aid to horses in Granada, Nicaragua.  “What better way to see the world and do something more than just sightseeing,” she said of her volunteer experience.  So far, friends & family of Aron and Lainey have raised over $400 in honor of the couple.  All funds raised by this event directly benefits World Vets and goes towards the care of animals that would otherwise have no access to life-saving treatment.

The World Vets team is honored that Aron and Lainey made us a part of their special day. We would like to congratulate them on their recent marriage and thank them for their continued support of World Vets’ mission to improve the health and well being of animals worldwide.

Event Registry QuoteInviting friends & family to donate in your honor is a wonderful way of supporting the work that we do.  World Vets’ Event Registries are not just for weddings.  You can register any upcoming event, including graduations and birthdays!  To make World Vets a part of your special day, click HERE!

2015 Membership Drive!

The World Vets 2015 Membership Drive is now over and it was a great success.  A big THANK YOU and WELCOME to new supporters!

Didn’t get the chance to become a member during the drive, but still want to join?  It’s never too late to become a member!

World Vets membership is not just for veterinary professionals or those interested in volunteering abroad.  We welcome anyone who loves animals and wants to help make their lives better by supporting the cause.

By becoming a member, YOU are helping animals around the world that would otherwise have no access to life-saving care. They are depending on you!

In addition, all members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Member only discounts on a variety of World Vets merch  
  • Eligibility to volunteer on our field service projects
  • The opportunity to register for projects before they are posted on our website and open to the general public
  • Access to the World Vets monthly e-newsletter to keep you updated on how YOU are helping animals around the globe 

It’s easy! Anyone can get all the great benefits of a World Vets membership for only $40 a year.  Become a member —————>HERE!

Click here for more info on the World Vets membership!

Become a Member, Make a Difference!

 

memberBecome a Member and make a difference!  It’s easy, affordable, and an effective way to support animals in need around the globe.

All World Vets members enjoy the following benefits:

  • All members receive a subscription to the World Vets E-Newsletter.
  • All members 18 and older are eligible to volunteer on field service projects.
  • All members receive the opportunity to register for projects before they are advertised to the general public.

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World Vets Impact on Pets Affected by Midwest Tornado

Earlier last month World Vets covered the story of `Maggie`, a dog that went missing and was then discovered, after a devastating tornado in the American Midwest.  Upon hearing of the disaster World Vets pledged financial support to Teegarden Veterinary Clinic who helped pets like Maggie and pets belonging to owners who were in a hardship situation because of the disaster.

We are very happy to share that our financial contribution directly impacted many pets at this clinic be treated and recover from their injuries. Aside from `Maggie`, other patients were `Dexter` and a cat named`Stewart`. `Stewart`s` family had been looking for him after the tornado destroyed their home and ten days later they called the clinic to report he had been found. He was soon brought in to receive attention.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our disaster response fund this year. As Sarah Ripper, CVT, from Teegarden Veterinary Clinic has told us, `being able to tell owners they don`t have to worry about the cost of treatment has been a real blessing for us and our owners`

 

 

 

A Brand New Beginning for “Nico”

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World Vets volunteer, Jenny Shilling, holds “Nico” during our Dominican Republic field operative

The international field service projects that World Vets operates have the potential to positively impact the lives of our volunteers and most importantly the animals they travel to treat. On our most recent field operative in the Dominican Republic, the experience of one volunteer, Jenny Shilling, demonstrates this perfectly.

Before veterinary services started, World Vets team was taken on a “community outreach” tour. This tour highlighted the communities and subsequently the animals that our local partners aid in Sosua and its surrounding areas. Upon driving through an abandoned sugar cane field, they spotted a dead-looking puppy on the side of the path. Before they knew it, the dog sprang up and started chasing down their vehicle as fast as his little puppy feet would go. They stopped and scooped him up.

He was a mess; a scrappy, flea covered, tick covered, extremely dehydrated, shaking

"Nico" gets his picture taken with Santa

“Nico” gets his picture taken with Santa

mess. He had self-inflicted bloody flea infested wounds all over his head, neck, and back as he had frantically tried to scratch the fleas off.

Without hesitating, they wrapped him in a jacket and once back at their accommodations began treating him. After a dose of capstar, two flea baths, picking ticks out of his ears for over an hour, lots of water and food he looked like a totally different dog.

Shortly thereafter, he became the team mascot; staying at team accommodations, eating breakfast with everyone and even accompanying them to the clinic every day where everyone involved loved him unconditionally.

He has since been named “Dominico” or “Nico” for short and has been relocated with Jenny in the United States.

The abandoned sugar cane field is sadly a local dumping site for unwanted puppies. With the 375 sterilizations that World Vets provided in Sosua this year, we have helped to significantly reduce the number of undesired litters in and around this community. And as Jenny states, “This made the work the team did in the Dominican Republic even more rewarding knowing that even one less puppy would be dumped due to sterilization made the entire World Vets mission even more apparent.”

We thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our spay/neuter operatives in the Dominican Republic

 

Disaster Training Provided to Central American Vets

On our latest Technical Animal Rescue Course offered in Nicaragua, World Vets trained representatives from throughout Central America in technical animal rescue techniques. From left to right: Dr. Santiago Soto (Honduras), Miguel Carpio (El Salvador), Francisco Fonseca (Nicaragua), Dr. Augusto Barragan (Panama) and Dr. Lester Tapia (Nicaragua). See pictures

The next course offerings are in July 2013 – see here for dates

 

Do you want to be qualified to help animals in a disaster?

With super storm Sandy passing through regions of the US and Canada,it is a great reminder of the danger that weather and disasters pose to not only humans and property, but to our furry friends. We encourage those living in disaster prone areas to consider our technical animal rescue course as a preparatory measure they can take in order to help animals in their community during such events. No previous experience is required.

Next course offerings:

NEW! World Vets Animal Rescue Course

World Vets is now offering its very own technical animal rescue course. This four day course will provide veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and animal assistant volunteers with the skills to safely perform rescue procedures on animals while emphasizing the importance of rescuer safety.

Participants will receive a combination of both classroom and field training related to disaster situations, equipment, rescue techniques involving animals, as well as veterinary first response triage and common medical situations in disasters.

Current course offerings in Granada, Nicaragua:

Session1: November 10 – 17, 2012 READ MORE

Session 2: November 17 – 24, 2012 READ MORE

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