Veterinary aid

Volunteer this Summer! Veterinary Field Project Opportunities

World Vets operates countless veterinary field projects to help thousands of animals receive quality veterinary care each year. What’s more, all veterinary services on such projects are provided free of charge for local pet owners and the community.

We have two small animal veterinary field projects scheduled this summer in the following locations:

Why don’t you join us!

Volunteer opportunities on veterinary field projects exist for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and assistants (those who do not have any previous veterinary or animal experience). Learn more about volunteer descriptions here

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.

Help Us With Our Wish List

IN KIND GIFTS, ANOTHER WAY OF GIVING!  In-kind gifts are donated goods that directly enhance our programs & the animals that we serve. World Vets has an ongoing Amazon Wish List to make identifying our top priority in-kind needs easier. Make an order via our Amazon wish list & have your gift sent directly to us.

Take a look at our full Amazon wish list by clicking HERE and feel good knowing you’re helping animals in need. Please don’t forget to mark the item as a gift & provide your name and contact information so we may send you an acknowledgement.

For further information about donations, please contact donations@worldvets.org. More ways to donate are listed here. Please note that we are not accepting or in need of textbooks or expired products.

With your help we can carry on World Vets 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. We sincerely appreciate your support!  World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.

World Vets Giving Hearts Day Results

GHD2015TYThanks to your support, World Vets raised over $6,000 in 24 hrs to help provide aid to animals who would otherwise have no care! Giving Hearts Day is a 24 hr annual give-a-thon held throughout ND & MN, where the World Vets headquarters is located. Your gift is already at work making a difference.  We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters.

Thank you!

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The World Vets Team 

Didn’t get the chance to donate, but still want to contribute to our cause? It’s never too late to make a contribution to World Vets!

  Thank you for your support! Together we can make a difference.
 ~The World Vets Team

 

Mark your calendars & show your love for animals this Giving Hearts Day!

SAVE THE DATE!

With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission this Giving Hearts Day (Thursday, February 11th).  During this 24 hour online fundraising event, match funding multiplies the impact of your giving.

To make a secure online contribution simply go to impactgiveback.org and select World Vets on Thursday, February 11th!  Mark your calendars and show your love for animals this Giving Hearts Day!

September is World Vets’ Pledge Drive Month!

Did you know September is World Vets’ Monthly Giving Pledge Drive?  

Pledge donations are extremely important to sustaining our ongoing efforts. A monthly gift to World Vets keeps our life saving & educational programs running and makes a difference in the lives of thousands of animals worldwide each year.  With your help, we can continue to help animals in need.

Monthly giving is one of the easiest ways to support our mission. Your gift will be processed automatically on the last business day of each month.  For your convenience, you will receive an itemized receipt on an annual basis, which can be used for tax purposes.
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World Vets Contributes to Civil – Military Humanitarian Aid Missions

One of World Vets ongoing programs is our collaboration with the US Navy in delivering humanitarian aid. This civil – military partnership spans over six years and has World Vets contribute veterinary expertise, skill, and manpower to achieve mission objectives.

World Vets is represented on two US Navy led humanitarian aid missions: Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. This summer we have veterinary teams on both missions where they are traveling on board hospital ships, working alongside US Army veterinary personnel and providing services and training onshore in host nations. Read about our vet teams’ experience on the 2015 Pacific Pacific mission here

This partnership has allowed us to expand our reach and help many animals in remote locations. It has also afforded us the opportunity to work with, train, as well as support, veterinary professionals and institutions operating in the countries visited. Watch a video of the work and importance our veterinary teams play here

As part of these annual missions, World Vets veterinary teams benefit countless communities within Latin America and the Caribbean, in addition to the South Pacific, and South East Asia.

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We are Accepting New Project Requests for 2016

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.

World Vets Responds to Nepal Earthquake: Animal Rescue Updates

World Vets Disaster Response Team is extremely busy in Nepal, racing to save animals caught in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 6100 people and countless animals.  While the response to human casualties is justifiably prioritized, there are many animals that are in a desperate situation and World Vets is on the ground in the strike zone to help them. Already there has been a huge demand for life-saving veterinary work not only for companion animals but also for street dogs, livestock, horses and donkeys. The livelihood of many people in Nepal is dependent on livestock and working animals, and our work is not only helping the animals but also the families of Nepal who depend on them for their own survival.

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Your support allows us to provide urgent care to animals impacted by this disaster.

Please support World Vets’ International Disaster Relief Fund now. Your donation is urgently needed. Thank you.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSE

World Vets response to the Nepal earthquake focused primarily on the remote and outlying rural villages in the country. These locations proved to be the hardest hit and in need of urgent, and often times life saving, veterinary work for primarily livestock. Our disaster response team was one of the first to arrive after the earthquake and worked in collaboration with local animal rescue groups, local and government veterinarians as well as other international aid agencies.   Our services included direct animal care, capacity building for long term impact, establishing and providing training for specific treatment protocols for challenging veterinary cases unique to this disaster.  We also provided direct financial support to local animal welfare groups.

UPDATE (May 18, 2015)

World Vets veterinarian Dr Ben Brown traveled with other NGO volunteers to the village of Kuvenda close to the Tibetan border this weekend. This is a prominent dairy area in this district and he will be treating cases here over the next few days. Below is a picture of Dr Brown with the Sapkota family who live in the area. Their son works for Animal Nepal, an animal welfare organization based in Kathmandu with whom World Vets is collaborating in country efforts.

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UPDATE (May 15, 2015)

World Vets veterinarians Dr Ben Brown and Dr Springer Browne provided health checks and medical consults in Nepal for the Los Angeles County Fire Department K-9 Search and Rescue dogs, trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, led by Captain Andrew Olvera. Stetson, Pearl, Rugby, Riley, Tanker and Ripley are the heroic dogs! Most of our work in Nepal has been focused in rural villages near the epicenter, but we were happy to be able to assist these hard-working dogs that have played a very important role in the rescue efforts.

UPDATE (May 14, 2015)

World Vets veterinarians, Dr. Springer Browne and Dr. Ben Brown, have been able to follow up on a few animal cases that they treated since their arrival. We are happy to report that there have been some great outcomes! One such animal is Dwarika – a small dog who received emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries. As a result of the earthquake many dogs have been displaced into unfamiliar territories and are getting attacked by other dogs that are fighting for survival. This is what happened to Dwarika (pictured below). She still has some healing to do since the ordeal, but she is feeling much better now.

 

UPDATE (May 12, 2015)

Earlier today another massive earthquake hit the already devastated country of Nepal. Our veterinary team is working under difficult conditions, but we have heard from them and they are safe. World Vets is continuing to help the animals & people of Nepal.

UPDATE (May 11, 2015)

One of the most urgent animal needs following the earthquake is helping the many milk cows that have traumatic limb injuries and downer cow syndrome. Our vets have livestock expertise and have been treating many of these cows. Since there is a limited window of time to initiate treatment and many more animals that need help in remote regions, World Vets veterinarian Dr Springer Browne held a workshop to teach the specific treatment protocols to Nepalese veterinary professionals as well as other local and international NGO’s. This will enable many more animals to get the help they need.

 

UPDATE (May 5 – 9, 2015):

World Vets disaster relief team continues to work in Nepal with much of the efforts focused on animals in rural villages. The livestock in these villages are not only providers of milk, but they are considered family members that are loved. Our work not only brings care to injured and sick animals, but also to the families that depend on them and also to help prevent the spread of disease. Our veterinarians have been collaborating their efforts with several local and international animal welfare organizations and government agencies who have all come together to help animals impacted by the disaster.

 

 UPDATE (May 4, 2015)

News coverage from Channel NewsAsia of our work in rural Nepal, where World Vets veterinarians have been working to help animals injured in the earthquake. Read article here

UPDATE (May 1, 2015):

There has been a huge demand for our veterinarians in Nepal and today was another long with many animals saved.   Just to mention a few, there was a pig that was injured from falling bricks, a dog that was rescued from an water ditch and a dog that had severe fight wounds.  Because of the earthquake, many dogs are getting displaced into unfamiliar territories as the seek refuge and they are getting attacked by other dogs fighting for survival.

UPDATE (April 30, 2015) :

Dr. Springer Browne of World Vets and Dr. Suman Khadka from Animal Nepal assess a cow that had been trapped between collapsed buildings for three days.  The cow had recently been rescued in Baneswor area of Kathmadu and was suffering from a severe metabolic disease from the ordeal. She was in very bad shaped and would have died without treatment.  They got to work right away administering intravenous treatments to which she showed rapid signs of improvement.  They will go back and check on her tomorrow but thankfully she is expected to make a full recovery.   Tragically, another cow died before we knew about the situation and our vets were able to get there.

Communication channels are inconsistent but details are coming in on the rescues that are happening in the field. We will provide updates of some of those stories on this page.

 

UPDATE (April 27, 2015) Our disaster response veterinary team has been activated and is deploying to Nepal.   Our first responder vets will be there for at least three weeks, with additional support to follow as needed.

Your support allows us to provide urgent care to animals impacted by this disaster.

Please support World Vets’ International Disaster Relief Fund now.  Your donation is urgently needed.  Thank you.

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World Vets is Committed to Transparency and Excellence

 

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.  Tax ID # 20-4637447

Thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of our disaster preparedness and relief efforts.

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MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

Disaster Alert: Bosnia / Serbia Flood

Massive flooding in Bosnia and Serbia has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help.  World Vets has deployed to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster.  Thousands of animals have died from the immediate impact of the floods, but many more livestock and companion animals require urgent assistance. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.  We depend on your help to provide life saving support for these animals.

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MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

World Vets Annual Expenditures

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

Tax ID # 20-4637447

Thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support in the development of our disaster response program.

 

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