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Compassionate Couple Helps Animals on Their BIG Day!

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Newlyweds Paige & Derek Lough share a love for animals. Paige is a Veterinarian and Derek is a Landscape Architect.  Together they live in Guelph, Ontario with their rescued dogs Lucy and Callie (pictured here) and cats Todd and Freddie.  For their big day they asked friends & family to contribute to World Vets and help animals in need around the globe!

Paige volunteered on a veterinary field project in Roatan with World Vets in 2016.  This experience inspired her to choose World Vets as a recipient of donations on her & Derek’s big day.  Paige explained, “I was inspired by the program, the amazing team I worked with, and the team leader in particular Winnie Neunzig.”  She is looking forward to her upcoming World Vets volunteer experience on the island of St.Vincent.

The generous pair had a wedding at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario on January 21st, 2017.  Friends and family of Derek & Paige raised $400 USD in honor of the couple!  This is enough funds to provide a complete health exam and spay/neuter surgery to six animals in need.  What’s more, the couple plans to match this value with an in-kind donation of much needed supplies.

We can’t express enough how thankful we are to have such compassionate supporters like Paige & Derek.  All funds raised by this event directly benefit World Vets and go towards the care of animals that would otherwise have no access to life-saving treatment.

Inviting friends & family to donate in your honor is a wonderful way of supporting the work that we do.  You can register any upcoming event, including weddings, graduations, and birthdays!  To make World Vets a part of your special day, click an image below!

 

 

 

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Thank you Team Cabarete! Success in the Dominican Republic

A World Vets team has just returned from a very successful spay/neuter campaign in the Dominican Republic! We not only provided 276 sterilizations, but also tended to many other surgical cases that were needed. All of which acted to greatly improve the overall health and wellbeing of each animal patient. We’d like to thank our dedicated volunteers as well as local partners Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic (DCDR) for an outstanding effort! See pictures

One special patient our team treated was a puppy named Bobby (pictured below). Bobby was hit by a motorbike and his front leg got run over. He received much needed TLC from our volunteers and after spending the night with them, was able to go home all patched up and good as new to his owner.

 

The Best Mother’s Day Gift? A Mother-Daughter World Vets Adventure

What’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift? A trip with World Vets! Drs Colleen Mullally and Petrice Eisele both brought their moms to volunteer alongside them on our most recent campaign in the Dominican Republic. Why not make your next trip a mother-daughter World Vets adventure?

Upcoming volunteer opportunities that still have vacancies are:

*If your mother does not have any veterinary and/or animal related experience, she can fill an “assistant” role on our veterinary field service projects. Read more about volunteer descriptions

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

Get out of the Cold! Join us in the Dominican Republic

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.

World Vets has been operating veterinary field projects in the Dominican Republic since 2011. Over the years, our efforts have consisted of providing spay/neuter training, large scale sterilization campaigns as well as product donations. This year World Vets will continue to work in the Dominican Republic and facilitate free veterinary services to the small animal population in Cabarete.

Join us on our next campaign! April 22 – 29, 2017 Read more

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

Seeking DVM’s Interested in “Cultural Clinical” Experience Summer 2017

World Vets has a unique opportunity for DVM’s looking for a “cultural clinical” experience. A “cultural clinical” experience may be characterized as an opportunity for a veterinarian to volunteer their skills abroad meanwhile gain a cultural experience in the process.

We have such an opportunity at our Latin America Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua. This opportunity coincides with our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program where vets are involved in clinical activities, which include providing surgical instruction to English speaking veterinary students in addition to participating in outreach campaigns that are set up in outlying rural communities.

Both as part of this program, as well as outside of the program, many opportunities exist to learn about and experience the local culture as well as study and/or practice Spanish.There are many Spanish schools in Granada where volunteers can formally study with a tutor, though many informal settings present themselves simply through participation in World Vets activities. For instance, socializing with World Vets Nicaraguan staff and local pet owners.

This “cultural clinical” opportunity is available for both a short and long term duration. It is currently being offered during the months of June and July 2017. What’s more, this opportunity is RACE – approved for continuing education credit.

The minimum time requirement is 1 week (7 nights) and the maximum duration is 8 weeks. There is a minimum fee of $250 USD/week, which includes your lodging and most meals. Learn more

*This opportunity is also available to licensed veterinary technicians

 

Update: World Vets – Giving Tuesday

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Wow!  Thank you for your generous support this #GivingTuesday!

The numbers are still being calculated, but we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of World Vets staff, volunteers, student ambassadors, and donors that played a part in making this #GivingTuesday such a success.

A very special thank you to the Maria Norbury Foundation for their $15,000 end-of-year matching donation challenge.  This challenge inspires supporters to work hard to meet this goal and raise funds for World Vets and animals around the globe.

We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters on #GivingTuesday and everyday.  For this, and so much more, thank you!

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!

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Stay tuned, results are coming soon.

Hundreds of Animals Helped: Cambodia Field Service Project

World Vets recently had a team in Cambodia where we provided a free high volume spay/neuter and animal health campaign in Siem Reap. Many thanks are due to the members of our veterinary team as well as the local support and volunteers who made this campaign possible. Hundreds of animals were aided and can now live a better, healthier life as a result of your efforts!

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Successful Pilot Project Operated in St.Vincent & the Grenadines

A World Vets team has recently returned from St.Vincent & the Grenadines, a southern Caribbean nation. Together with local partners, including support from island government ministries and local volunteers, a very successful small animal pilot project* was executed.  We are happy to report that our free services benefited many disadvantaged areas of St.Vincent and resulted in close to 200 sterilizations being performed!

We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers, the Vincentian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA) and all those involved on the ground for making this a remarkable effort. We’d also like to give special thanks to Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of this initial project.

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*A pilot project is a location where World Vets has previously never worked and/or sent an official team.

Small Animal Field Projects: More than Spay/Neuter

World Vets operates multiple international field service projects throughout the  year. These veterinary field projects  provide direct veterinary services and care to animals in need on a large scale over a short amount of time, and may target small animals, equines and/or livestock. To aid in the delivery of such assistance, we have volunteer opportunities that not only facilitate quality veterinary care but also enable individuals to be a part of the work that we do around the world.

One big misconception about small animal field projects is that spay/neuter is the only service or surgery provided. While sterilizations do make up the bulk of surgeries performed, our teams encounter a variety of patient cases, which often times require emergency or special procedures to be undertaken.  On our most recent campaign held in Peru, we saw and treated a variety of such cases, including but not limited to tumor or mass removals, a perineal urethrostomy, eye nucleation, and a complicated pyometra.

With that being said, our small animal field projects help to control the small animal population. However, they also provide much relief for patients in unique circumstances and lend expertise in tackling such special cases.

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