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New! Custom Trip option for Groups!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADo you work at a veterinary practice or are you part of a veterinary faculty at an academic institution? Are you looking for an international volunteer opportunity that you and your colleagues and/or faculty and students can do together?

Starting in 2014, World Vets has a great volunteer opportunity for groups to Granada, Nicaragua. Read more here

1 Vet position left for our Dominican Republic Project! November 2013

SONY DSCThere is just 1 VETERINARIAN position left open on our small animal field service project to the Dominican Republic. Join us from November 9 – 16, 2013 and provide a three day large scale sterilization campaign in the coastal town of Sosua! Unlike most field operatives, this project will have gas anesthesia available.

Aside from veterinary work, volunteers will have free time to explore the area or simply lounge on the beach! Check out this SONY DSCvolunteer opportunity here

See pictures of  World Vets in the Dominican Republic

This project is supported by Fondation Brigitte Bardot of Paris, France

Celebrating World Animal Day in Peru!

PerueditWorld Vets was in Cusco, Peru this past week. In lieu of World Rabies (Sept 28) and World Animal (Oct 4) Day we held a large scale spay/neuter campaign, in addition to providing free rabies vaccinations.

World Vets has been proving quality high volume spay/neuter services in Cusco since 2011. We’d like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their ongoing support of this field operative. We also thank our local partners and World Vets team members for another successful campaign!

World Vets is in Paraguay this Week!

p2With support from Fondation Brigitte Bardot, a World Vets team has been busy providing a large scale spay/neuter and animal health clinic in poor areas of Asuncion.Our free services are being provided in collaboration with local animal welfare organization “Adoptame” as well as members from national veterinary associations such as AMVEPA and UNASUR.

Before veterinary services began, World Vets field service veterinarian, Dr. Shelley Harper, gave a talk about efficient spay/neuter techniques in relation to providing large scale spay/neuter campaigns. This event was well received and saw 80 Paraguayan vets and veterinary students in attendance!

Read more about our visit here

Select 2014 Project Locations Announced

130322_1306After much anticipation, select 2014 project locations have been announced on our `upcoming projects` page. All projects listed here will have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and assistants. Read more about volunteer descriptions here.

As dates are finalized for these opportunities they will be posted accordingly.  World Vets members will also be given the chance to register early for Spring 2014 volunteer opportunities shortly.

Student & Instructor positions still open on IVM Program! December 2013

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe  International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is World Vets student program. It is held in Nicaragua and is a multi-disciplinary veterinary training program for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and surgical experience. We currently have positions open for veterinary students on both IVM Program sessions this December. Read more about this program here. For more specific information, see the following links:

Session 1: Dec 16 – 23, 2013
Session 2: Dec 27, 2013 – Jan 3, 2014

Welcome Back Team Peru!

WV_Cusco_280813_(09)At the end of August a World Vets team provided a large scale spay/neuter clinic in the city of Cusco, Peru. Services were carried out in collaboration with local partners Pataz Pro Animalista Cusco, Clinica Veterinaria Lazzy Vet and a handful of local veterinarians and volunteers representing these entities. We thank everyone for the great effort that went into providing the three day campaign despite the cold weather! We also thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our spay/neuter program in Cusco. See pictures here

World Vets Summer at Sea: Pacific Partnership 2013

590958_origFrom May until mid August, World Vets had ten volunteer veterinary professionals deployed on the civil- military mission “Pacific Partnership.” They traveled on board a US Navy ship and provided free veterinary and educational services alongside US Army veterinary personnel. Together we provided services in five South Pacific nations which include Samoa, Tonga, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati and the Solomon Islands. As part of the veterinary program, over 6000 animal patients were treated, close to 1000 surgical procedures performed as well as 3644009_orig3000 teaching hours provided to host nation participants.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 has been the veterinary NGO represented on this mission since 2009. See pictures

Coming Soon! 2014 Volunteer Opportunities

DSCN2271Prospective World Vets volunteers as well as World Vets members can expect our 2014 project schedule to be released in the next few weeks. All such projects will have volunteer opportunities for veterinarians, technicians, students and assistants. As always you can look forward to some new and exciting locations as well as familiar ones that have ongoing service missions.

All upcoming projects that have volunteer opportunities are posted here on our website.

Once the 2014 project schedule has been finalized, World Vets members will receive a sneak peek of 2014 project locations as well as tentative dates via email. If you are not a World Vets member, read more about membership here

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