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Couple Makes World Vets a Part of Their Big Day

Lainey & Aron

California newlyweds, Aron Cooperman & Lainey Hu share a love for animals.  Lainey is a veterinarian at Kirkwood Animal Hospital and Aron is an engineer and professional photographer at Open Light Photo.  Together they live in San Jose with their Australian Kelpies, Dally and Cricket (pictured above).  For their big day they asked friends & family to contribute to World Vets and help animals in need around the globe!

The generous pair had a destination wedding in Ambergris Caye, Belize and plan to celebrate with a stateside reception in July of 2015.  Lainey explained that for their big day, she and Aron wanted to give back while encouraging their wedding guests to do the same.  “World Vets is an organization that not only helps more unfortunate countries, but also incorporates teaching students, doctors and technicians alike,” Lainey said of choosing World Vets as a donation recipient.  “It just made sense.”

Lainey began her involvement with World Vets in 2013, when she participated in an Equine project that provided aid to horses in Granada, Nicaragua.  “What better way to see the world and do something more than just sightseeing,” she said of her volunteer experience.  So far, friends & family of Aron and Lainey have raised over $400 in honor of the couple.  All funds raised by this event directly benefits World Vets and goes towards the care of animals that would otherwise have no access to life-saving treatment.

The World Vets team is honored that Aron and Lainey made us a part of their special day. We would like to congratulate them on their recent marriage and thank them for their continued support of World Vets’ mission to improve the health and well being of animals worldwide.

Event Registry QuoteInviting friends & family to donate in your honor is a wonderful way of supporting the work that we do.  World Vets’ Event Registries are not just for weddings.  You can register any upcoming event, including graduations and birthdays!  To make World Vets a part of your special day, click HERE!

World Vets Carries out First-Ever Exotics Project

This past week World Vets carried out a pilot project that provided veterinary attention and care for wildlife. As part of this endeavor, we partnered with a wildlife rehabilitation center located in Roatan, Honduras, that takes in injured, orphaned or confiscated wildlife.

Our team was led by World Vets field service veterinarian Dr Mike Corcoran. Dr Corcoran is not only a wildlife / exotics vet but is also a certified aquatic veterinarian through the World Aquatic Veterinary Medical Association.

Throughout the week, our volunteers attended a variety of animals including three distinct species of monkey, jaguars, ocelots, and an assortment of exotic birds. They provided general examinations, dental cleaning , sexing, alongside many other services.

Caribbean Sterilization Campaigns Completed

Animal recipients in Roatan, Honduras and Nevis (located in the West Indies) are benefiting from World Vets free veterinary services this month. World Vets has two veterinary teams deployed in these Caribbean locations where they are operating free sterilization and animal health campaigns.

We’d like to thank our volunteers, local partners, and their supporters, for the great turn out and the success of these campaigns! We’re also grateful for the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our animal welfare efforts.

 

 

Volunteer Registration to Close for April Opportunities!

Volunteer positions are still open on our upcoming opportunities in April 2015! If you have been considering joining a team, volunteer registration will close in the next few weeks! Join us on an `island hopping` spay/neuter campaign in the Caribbean or in the Andes mountains of Ecuador!

Veterinary field service projects have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and those who do not have any veterinary or animal related experience (assistants). You can read more about what you would be doing on a small animal field service project here

April volunteer opportunities:

A standard veterinary field project is scheduled for 8 days/7 nights, with 3 veterinary service days. However, both April opportunities are for a 9-10 day duration and consist of five days dedicated to providing veterinary care and services for animals in need.

“Every Dollar Buys a Collar!” Campaign Update

Last year World Vets initiated a dog collar drive to distribute new collars to animals in need in Nicaragua. As part of our program service activities in this particular country,  as well as throughout the world, we often come across countless collars made of chains, rope, wire and many other materials that cause harm and discomfort.
Since our initial fundraiser, and with many thanks to its supporters, we have distributed over 1000 adjustable nylon collars in communities around Nicaragua. However, we are still short of our goal! We wish to continue our “Every Dollar Buys a Collar” campaign to provide collars for more animals around the world.
 Keep the campaign going! Contribute here

World Vets Teams to Deploy on Civil-Military Missions

For the past six years World Vets has been the veterinary non-governmental organization (NGO) represented on two U.S. Navy led humanitarian aid missions: Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. These missions provide medical, dental and veterinary coverage to host nations in South East Asia and the Pacific as well as the Caribbean and Central and South America, respectively.

World Vets helps accomplish mission objectives by contributing veterinary manpower and skills through its veterinary personnel deployed. This year we will have teams on board both Pacific Partnership and Continuing Promise. They will live on-board a hospital ship and provide veterinary services onshore in host nations. As part of these efforts, our volunteers not only provide direct veterinary care, but capacity building and training, which benefit local animal health care professionals, in addition to communities.

What’s more, World Vets is also sending donation pallets on board both ships! One is bound for the Philippines carrying veterinary textbooks to benefit a veterinary school in Cebu, and the other to Nicaragua.

See pictures from past missions

April 2015 Volunteer Opportunities Released!

World Vets has just released long awaited veterinary field service opportunities scheduled for the month of April 2015. Join us on an `island hopping` spay/neuter campaign in the Caribbean or in the Andes mountains of Ecuador!

Veterinary field service projects have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and those who do not have any veterinary or animal related experience (assistants). You can read more about what you would be doing on a small animal field service project here

April volunteer opportunities:

A standard veterinary field project is scheduled for 8 days/7 nights, with 3 veterinary service days. However, both April opportunities are for a 9-10 day duration and consist of five days dedicated to providing veterinary care and services for animals in need.

Save the Date – Giving Hearts Day

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With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission. On Giving Hearts Day (February 12th) the first $4000 in donations will be matched by a generous donor.

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

imageedit_1_8833678789In addition, World Vets will be competing to receive contributions from the most U.S. states. Our goal is to receive a gift from EACH U.S. STATE. If we succeed, we will receive additional funding from the Dakota Medical Foundation! (minimum $10 donation to count toward the “most states” prize).

To make a secure online contribution simply go to impactgiveback.org and select World Vets on February 12th! And don’t forget to check out World Vets’ social media outlets on Giving Hearts Day for status updates!

World Vets is Now Offering Personalized Surgical Training

World Vets is now offering a personalized surgical training experience for veterinary students, recently graduated veterinarians, foreign veterinarians, in addition to veterinarians preparing for qualifying exams. This opportunity will provide one on one instruction (in English) in performing spay and neuter procedures and seeks to cater to the specific needs of participants.

Personalized surgical training is provided out of our Latin American Veterinary Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua. Although a training facility, strict attention is paid to patient safety, comfort and appropriate pain management. Our center is also outfitted with modern equipment such as gas anesthesia, central oxygen, pulse oximeters and fluid pumps.

Only two participants will be accepted per week/session to ensure an intensive and personalized program. We are currently scheduling for the months of September, October, November and December 2016. We are also booking sessions in January and February 2017.

Participants are responsible for getting themselves to and from Nicaragua, in addition to the training center each day, providing their own lodging and meals as well as a World Vets participation fee.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please inquire by filling out the Personalized Surgical Training Inquiry Form.

This opportunity is also available to veterinary students, however, we first encourage them to consider our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program before inquiring about personalized surgical training.

 

2015 Membership Drive!

The World Vets 2015 Membership Drive is now over and it was a great success.  A big THANK YOU and WELCOME to new supporters!

Didn’t get the chance to become a member during the drive, but still want to join?  It’s never too late to become a member!

World Vets membership is not just for veterinary professionals or those interested in volunteering abroad.  We welcome anyone who loves animals and wants to help make their lives better by supporting the cause.

By becoming a member, YOU are helping animals around the world that would otherwise have no access to life-saving care. They are depending on you!

In addition, all members receive the following exclusive benefits:

  • Member only discounts on a variety of World Vets merch  
  • Eligibility to volunteer on our field service projects
  • The opportunity to register for projects before they are posted on our website and open to the general public
  • Access to the World Vets monthly e-newsletter to keep you updated on how YOU are helping animals around the globe 

It’s easy! Anyone can get all the great benefits of a World Vets membership for only $40 a year.  Become a member —————>HERE!

Click here for more info on the World Vets membership!

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