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USNS Mercy brings World Vets Donations to Filipino Animal Welfare Charities

As part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission, a veterinary team is not the only thing that World Vets has on board the USNS Mercy. To support animal welfare efforts in one of the host nations visited,  World Vets has shipped 3,000 pounds of veterinary supply and medicine donations. The recipients of our two pallet shipments are animal welfare charities Zen Cats and CARA Welfare based in the Philippines. We are thrilled at this opportunity made possible by the US Navy lead mission. We are equally as pleased to be of assistance to animals in this South East Asian nation.

Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters.

Donkey Roadside Assistance

For an insightful look at the working conditions as well as the cases seen by a World Vets team, we invite you to read one of the recent posts from “pawcurious” about World Vets Team Arusha. Check out Roadside Assistance

We’d like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot as well as Vetericyn for their support of this project. Our team visited up to four different locations within the Arusha area and treated a total of 700 donkeys.

To read more about the adventures of World Vets Team Arusha – click here

World Vets providing veterinary aid to animals in Vietnam

World Vets currently has a veterinary team in Vietnam as part of the Pacific Partnership mission. Our team is engaged in providing veterinary services to all animal types including water buffalo, cattle and dogs. They are working alongside US Army veterinarians and technicians as well as veterinary professionals of the host nation.

World Vets volunteer Dr. Stephanie Garlichs de-worms a water buffalo at a clinic site in Vihn, Vietnam (Pictured left).

Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters.

World Vets Team Returns from Santo Domingo

A World Vets team returns this week after performing 223 surgeries and providing surgical instruction to local veterinary students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. We’d like to thank Fondation Briggite Bardot for their generous support of this project as well as our local partners:  Casa de Orientación y Desarrollo Real (C.O.D.R.), Fundacion Protectora de los Animales Dra. Lois (FUPRADL) and La Escuela de Veterinaria de UASD. And of course our volunteers for making this campaign possible.

Jambo Bwana: Meet the World Vets Arusha Tribe

Veterinarian and blogger/photographer Dr V spent the last 2 weeks with one of our teams in Africa.Check out her latest blog post on Pawcurious

Ever wonder what kind of people volunteer on World Vets projects? They are compassionate, skilled, adventurous, kind-hearted and above all love animals. Meet a few of them here! Introducing the “Arusha Tribe” from our recent Tanzania donkey project: Read more

World Vets Working in Peru

Just last week World Vets had a veterinary team working in Cusco Peru. There they provided a much needed free spay/neuter clinic. Alongside sterilization surgery, they also provided health consultations, which included flea and de-worming treatments. Cats and dogs were not the only patients however – our team also tended to a handful of chickens and guinea pigs that showed up!

This campaign was made possible through the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot, our dedicated volunteers, Peruvian organizations – Pataz Pro Animalista Cusco, Vida Digna, YanaPana Peru and the local municipality. 

WATCH Veterinarian Civil Action Program, Indonesia

World Vets team leader, Dr. Helle Hydeskov, on board the USNS MERCY, talks about the veterinarian civil action program that World Vets has been involved in as part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission in Indonesia. Dr. Hydeskov was also part of World Vets team on board a similar civil- military mission, Continuing Promise, which provided aid to the Caribbean and Latin America.

WATCH Pacific Partnership 2012 Veterinarian Civil Action Program, Indonesia

Pacific Partnership is a dedicated humanitarian and civic assistance mission conducted with and through partner nations, non-governmental organizations and other U.S. government agencies.

Get a Sneak Peek of 2013 Volunteer Opportunties

If you are already a member of World Vets, you have a lot to be excited about. If you’ve debated whether or not to join, now is the best time to do so. If you want a head start in signing up for trips or simply to be the first to know about upcoming volunteer opportunities – World Vets membership is a must.

During the month of July World Vets will be providing a sneak peek to its members of upcoming 2013 volunteer opportunities. Members will have the chance to see some of the project locations and dates before they are posted on our website.

Following the sneak peek, members will continue to have a leg up with the ability to register for such volunteer opportunities before they are released to the general public. Positions on our projects, particularly those operated during the month of March, go pretty fast, so if you want an increased chance of getting a spot on a team – become a member!

Throughout the year, World Vets members receive regular email alerts with new volunteer opportunities – some of which may not necessarily be advertised on our website. Members always have the chance to sign up for trips before general volunteer registration is released on our website. Membership also provides important support for World Vets international program service.

 

Providing Veterinary Aid and Support in Indonesia

World Vets has a veterinary team working in Indonesia as part of the 2012 Pacific Partnership mission. This humanitarian aid mission is operated on an annual basis in the Pacific region and is led by the US Navy. Through a collaboration with partner and host nations, as well as foreign military and medical personnel, in addition to nongovernmental organizations,  medical, dental and veterinary aid is provided.

This past week our team has been working in Indonesia with US military veterinarians and technicians, the local Animal Health Division as well as Ratulangi University. Together they have provided free vaccinations and de-worming for up to 1700 cats and dogs, in addition to operating free spay/neuter clinics.

Aside from direct veterinary aid, our team has also provided surgical instruction to Indonesian veterinarians and  given presentations, commonly known as SMEE’s (subject matter expert exchanges), at the university to Indonesian students and veterinary professionals.

World Vets volunteers live on board a US Navy ship and provide their veterinary services on shore in host nations. As part of the Pacific Partnership 2012 mission, World Vets team will provide their services in four host nations this summer- Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.

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