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IVM Program Spring Session Results

WorldVetsGroup19During the whole month of March, World Vets operated its International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program out of its Training Center facility located in Granada, Nicaragua.This program is specifically designed for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and practical experience, in addition to immersion within the field of international veterinary medicine. This program also provides volunteer opportunities for licensed veterinarians as well as licensed veterinary technicians as instructors.

As a result of this program, 214 spay/neuter surgeries were performed (during the month of March) on community owned animals that were in need of the operation.  These much needed spay/neuter services, as well as any additional medical treatments, were provided free of charge to pet owners and the community.

 

“Semana Santa” Spay/Neuter Clinic in San Andres Island

Team SAIDuring Semana Santa (Holy Week), World Vets had a veterinary team on the Caribbean Island of San Andres Island. We provided a large scale spay/neuter clinic and also attended health consultations. All services were provided free of charge. The island currently lacks regular veterinary services for small animals and our clinic, in collaboration with the island’s department of health, saw up to 300 animals and performed 198 surgeries in just a couple of days.

We’d like to thank the San Andres Island department of health for all their efforts that went into coordinating this event as well as World Vets volunteers and Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of this project.

An Outstanding Effort in Ecuador

Ecu17During the month of March World Vets sent a veterinary team to the Otavalo region of Ecuador in support of our small animal project. We have been working in this region for the past four years with local animal welfare group PAE Ibarra to control the street as well as owned small animal population. We thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of this project as well as our volunteers that put forth an outstanding effort which resulted in 229 free spay/neuter surgeries being performed.

Join us on our next campaign (July 17 -24, 2013)! Read more

A Successful Veterinary Campaign in Roatan

130322_1377We have just completed a successful veterinary campaign Roatan, Honduras. Our veterinary team provided not only free spay/neuter services but an animal outreach clinic which provided free health consultations and preventative health treatments to small animals. During our visit, we performed 160 surgeries and treated over 350 animals. One of our patients was a dog that jumped off a roof but was lucky enough to receive special emergency surgery from our outstanding volunteers.

We would like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot, our volunteers on Team Roatan, Sandra & Al Zeilstra and all of the local contributors that continue to support our efforts on the island.

Working Hard in Arusha, Tanzania

A20We have just completed a two week veterinary campaign in Arusha, Tanzania. During this campaign, our teams operated mobile donkey welfare clinics in multiple areas which resulted in close to 1000 donkeys receiving free veterinary services. Following donkey work, we also operated a vaccination campaign where 400 dogs were vaccinated for rabies.

We’d like to thank the Arusha Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPA) as well as our Team Arusha volunteers for such a successful outcome.

 

Re-posted! Volunteer Opportunity to Nicaragua (August 2013)

SJDS scenic 2Join our veterinary team going to Nicaragua this summer! We have just re-posted our August 3 – 10, 2013 project scheduled for San Juan del Sur; a charming little beach town located on the Pacific coast right by the Costa Rican border. Aside from veterinary work, there are many things to see and do during leisure time such as surfing, zip lining, nature trails and wildlife watcMay34hing as well as rappelling and fishing.

Veterinary work will consist of a large scale field condition clinic where free spay/neuter services, preventative health treatments along with health consultations will be provided to small animals. We also anticipate many diverse cases as we will be working in the rural community and treat animals that do not have access to regular veterinary care. For those interested, there also exists the possibility of treating more than just dogs and cats. Read more here

 

World Vets in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

DSCN2227With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, World Vets has been able to provide free spay/neuter services in the town of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua for the past 3 years. During the month of March 2013 we are providing such free services for community owned animals. Enjoy our photo album on Facebook – more pictures to be posted soon!

We have 1 volunteer position left on our small animal project to San Juan del Sur in July 2013: check it out and join our team!

Welcome Back Team Sosua!

SFeb1World Vets has just had a veterinary team return from Sosua, Dominican Republic. There they provided a free large scale sterilization campaign. We’d like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot, the entire crew of Asociacion de Amigos por los Animales Sosua (AAAS) as well as World Vets volunteers for making this a successful operative.

Unlike many field condition clinics, we had the luxury of gas anesthesia! This allowed for 189 safe spay/neuters to be provided as well as 14 additional surFeb24geries to be performed. Overall, 226 animals were seen and treated by our team.

World Vets will be sending a follow up team to Sosua in November. Stay tuned for this upcoming volunteer opportunity. All upcoming projects are listed here

See pictures from our most recent campaign here

1 Spot Left! For our Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project

CSC_0411There is just 1 VETERINARIAN spot left open for our June 2013 Rio Dulce, Guatemala Project. Need adventure or just a place to get away from it all?

Join us on a trip to the Caribbean side of Guatemala and stay at a rustic jungle eco lodge that is not only along a river but located at the center of it all (i.e. manatee reserve, waterfall, river kayaking, trekking).

World Vets triodulce1eam will provide a three day large scale sterilization campaign in the nearest town of Livingstone and get to and from the clinic location via boat! Accommodations, meals and all ground transportation included as it relates to the project itinerary. Read more

 

1 Spot Left! For the July Technical Animal Rescue Course

L1050345There is just 1 spot remaining on our Technical Animal Rescue Course scheduled for July 2013. This course is packed with practical, real world tips and tricks on how to safely rescue animals.   This is a must-have course for any rescuer who may be called upon to rescue a cat from a tree or safely rescue and transport a dog during a flood.  This course also meets the technical training requirements to be considered for World Vets disaster teams. It also takes place in Laguna de Apoyo located in Nicaragua. Read more about this experience here.

Find out more specifics for the July course here

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