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Continual Success: World Vets Small Animal Project in Roatan

140326_3366Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands located off the coast of Honduras in the Caribbean. Even though it may be the largest island of the archipelago, there is still more to be desired in relation to the health services provided for the small animal population. This is in part due to the limited number of practicing veterinarians on the island as well as the local population’s inability to pay for veterinary services.

To address the growing need for accessible veterinary care, World Vets has 140326_2983been sending veterinary teams to Roatan since 2008. Our teams not only provide much needed spay/neuter services to help control the small animal population, they also provide medical consultations, in addition to treatments for common skin issues, parasites and more.

As a result of World Vets and the efforts of our veterinary teams, up to 1000 surgical procedures have been performed and over 140326_28392000 animals have received quality veterinary care. All of which also contributes to the improvement of the overall animal and human health on the island.

We recently had a volunteer veterinary team in Roatan where hundreds of animals received quality veterinary care and services at no cost. We’d like to thank our dedicated volunteers, local partners and island support for the continual success of this small animal project. We also thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our efforts there. See pictures of our most recent campaign here

Introducing Event Registries to Support our Work

event registry coupleNow you can make World Vets a part of your special day!

Are you looking for a way to help animals in need? Register an event with World Vets and invite your family and friends to consider an online donation in your honor. This is perfect for animal lovers celebrating a birthday, an upcoming wedding or anniversary!

Register event here

World Vets Team Returns from Belize!

Team Placencia 2 editWe have just had a team return from a successful pilot project executed in Placencia, Belize. Not only was this the first veterinary team we’ve sent to this area it was also the first direct veterinary service campaign for the community they served. As such our team was able to help many animals in need performing free sterilization surgeries as well as health consultations and treatments. We’d like to thank our local partners as well as World Vets volunteers for an outstanding effort. See pictures

World Vets Welcomes New Partnership

DogsIDSdogWorld Vets is excited to announce our new partnership with fellow Fargo-based company dogIDs.

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dogIDs, a family run business, specializes in high – quality dog ID tags and personalized dog collars. They also customize dog leashes, harnesses, apparel and much more. See their full product line here

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We look forward to this new venture and are proud to be partnering with an organization that guarantees high quality and safe products for pets.

 

Thank you for your support on Giving Hearts Day

World Vets would like to THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON GIVING HEARTS DAY. We raised over $8,000 in 24 hrs to help provide aid to animals who would otherwise have no care! We will have results soon on if we received donations from the most U.S. states, which would provide us with an additional $500 in funds. Your gift is already at work making a difference. We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters. Thank you! Love, the World Vets Team.

If you did not make it in time to donate on GHD and want to make a contribution, you may still donate to our general donation page here!

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Be a World Vets Student Ambassador!

130322_1395Have you volunteered on a World Vets field service project or taken part on our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program? If this experience positively impacted your life or simply inspired you, we encourage you to consider becoming a World Vets Student Ambassador.

Represent World Vets and promote our volunteer opportunities at your school and amongst your peers. Inquire about student ambassador positions at members@worldvets.org.

Recruiting Volunteers for Caribbean Spay/Neuter Project

SONY DSCATTENTION prospective volunteers! We are currently recruiting veterinarians and a licensed technician on an upcoming spay/neuter project in the Caribbean! Join our team to make a difference for animals in the Dominican Republic and have free time to enjoy the island too! This project is scheduled to run May 20 – 27, 2014. See more details here

World Vets has been working in the Dominican Republic since 2011 to tackle SONY DSCsuch issues as pet overpopulation. Our efforts have consisted of providing assistance through spay/neuter training, large scale sterilization campaigns as well as product donations.  As a result of these efforts hundreds of animals have received free spay/neuter surgeries as well as quality veterinary care. All of which has contributed to the overall improvement of animal health and responsible pet ownership in the area.

See pictures from past campaigns

Recruiting Volunteer Vets for Caribbean Spay/Neuter Project

nevis1Attention VETERINARIANS! We have 2 volunteer positions open for veterinarians on our spay/neuter project in the Caribbean! Join our 14 person team to make a difference for animals on the island of Nevis and have free time to enjoy the island too! This project is scheduled to run March 15 – 22, 2014. See more details here

Nevis, a 36 square mile island, is located in the Caribbean just south of the more famous island St. Kitts. Given Nevis is such a small island, controlling as well as maintaining a healthy animal population is of great importance. Not Nevis2only does it have a huge impact on human health but the overall sustainability of island life as a whole. What presents challenges to controlling the population is that animals roam freely and consequently breed freely, which goes hand in hand with the lack of responsible pet ownership.

To help address issues of health and population control for companion animals on the island, World Vets will carry out a small animal field service project to Nevis in 2014.

Giving Hearts Day! Donate and double your Impact!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToday is Giving Hearts Day, a 24 hour Give-A-Thon!  With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission. Today only the first $4000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.

To make a secure online contribution to World Vets and have your donation matched, simply go to impactgiveback.org on February 13. This is a one-day only opportunity to multiply the benefit of your gift!

Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation as the region’s first one-day ‘virtual’ fundraising event.

World Vets Team Returns from One Health Project

A roaming dog takes a nap in the sand amongst tourists and beach goers on San Andres Island

A roaming dog takes a nap in the sand amongst tourists and beach goers on San Andres Island

World Vets has been working with the San Andres Island Department of Health since 2012. Together we bring much needed veterinary services to the small animal population and in turn improve the overall public health on the island.

In December we had a veterinary team carry out a large scale spay/neuter and animal health campaign. Our veterinary services  target both roaming and owned animals on the island.

We would like to thank our local partners, volunteers and Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of this One Health concept project.

See pictures

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