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Vets! We have your perfect getaway this winter

As part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program based in Nicaragua, we have a unique opportunity for veterinarians. The IVM Program provides veterinary skills training as well as practice to veterinary, pre veterinary as well as veterinary technology students.The goal of this program is to teach students  skills that are clinically relevant and to allow them to perform as many hands-on tasks as possible without compromising patient comfort or care.

Veterinarians participating on this program provide the instruction and are encouraged to teach students their technique. This way vets are not only confident in what they are teaching but it also allows for students to be exposed to several different approaches. Volunteer instructor positions are also open to licensed veterinary technicians. If you enjoy teaching and/or mentoring others, this is an ideal volunteer opportunity for you!

IVM Program Sessions are scheduled for December 2012 & March 2013. See exact date listings here


Happy World Animal Day from Mauritius!

World Vets is in Mauritius this week to celebrate World Animal Day. With the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot and in partnership with PAWS Mauritius, we are providing an island wide free spay neuter campaign. We are also taking this opportunity to help raise awareness about animal welfare and to improve the animal health situation on the island. More news of our visit to follow!

New Website: World Vets Latin America Surgical Training Center

In December 2011, World Vets held its grand opening of our Latin America Surgical Training Center located in Granada, Nicaragua. This center provides free surgical instruction and training opportunities for Latin American veterinarians and upper level veterinary students. We have since begun offering regular training sessions and have now launched its very own website! See Training Center Website

Throughout the year we also use the training center as a base of operations for our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. This program is geared towards North American, Australian and European students, though all are welcome, who wish to learn more about practicing veterinary medicine in a foreign country while also giving back to the local animal community.

If you’re on Facebook, “LIKE” our Latin America Training Center page

 

World Vets is in Ecuador for World Rabies Day

This week World Vets has a team in Ecuador. They have been operating a spay/neuter and preventative health clinic for the benefit of animals in and around Otavalo. What’s more, they are also providing rabies vaccines in support of World Rabies Day!

This campaign has been made possible through the tireless efforts of our volunteer veterinary team and local partners as well as with the support of Fondation Brigitte Bardot. See PICTURES

Winter Break IVM Program – Register NOW

Attention vet, pre-vet and tech students! We have just posted 2 winter break sessions of our International Veterinary Medicine program.  For session 1, click HERE.  For session 2, click HERE.

The WORLD VETS INTERNATIONAL VETERINARY MEDICINE PROGRAM held in Granada, Nicaragua, is a surgical training program for veterinary, pre-veterinary and technician students who wish to gain clinical and practical veterinary experience.  In addition to surgical instruction, you will participate in a multi-disciplinary veterinary program and cultural experience that not only will enhance your education, but will also give you a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine.

NEW! World Vets Animal Rescue Course

World Vets is now offering its very own technical animal rescue course. This four day course will provide veterinarians, veterinary technicians, students and animal assistant volunteers with the skills to safely perform rescue procedures on animals while emphasizing the importance of rescuer safety.

Participants will receive a combination of both classroom and field training related to disaster situations, equipment, rescue techniques involving animals, as well as veterinary first response triage and common medical situations in disasters.

Current course offerings in Granada, Nicaragua:

Session1: November 10 – 17, 2012 READ MORE

Session 2: November 17 – 24, 2012 READ MORE

Meet Flaco & His Happily Ever After

Flaco was just your ordinary street dog. His name says it all, Flaco, which is skinny in Spanish. When our veterinary volunteers found him, he was covered in mange and had several open sores with a large abscess. What’s more, he was full of intestinal parasites and had a ruptured ligament in his knee.

Fortunately for Flaco, he was nursed back to health by one of our teams during the International Veterinary Medicine Program operated in Nicaragua this summer. One of our veterinary volunteers, Jessica Harrison, even went a step further and gave him a new home and a new life with her in Florida.

 

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Shop & Help Animals in Need: Visit the World Vets Store

After much anticipation, World Vets has launched its very own online store. Now available for purchase are World Vets branded items for everyday wear and use. If you have been waiting to get your hands on World Vet shirts, hoodies, bags and much more, check out the World Vets store

When you shop at the World Vets store, each purchase directly funds the care and treatment of animals worldwide.Thank you for shopping!

 

 

 

 

It’s a Wrap! World Vets IVM Program 2012

World Vets has successfully wrapped up its new training program – the International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. It was operated for 3 long months in Nicaragua this summer. As part of this program we provided free veterinary care to over 3100 animals (including cats, dogs as well as horses.) Additionally, we had 146 students participate who gained invaluable skills and knowledge, particularly in relation to performing veterinary medicine in a foreign country. We would like to thank our local partners, the 31 volunteer veterinarians as well as the 12 volunteer veterinary technicians who helped make this program such a success.

Check out a short video of the IVM program HERE

 

 

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