World Vets in Dominican Republic- 385 Surgeries

402210764_10159931966579021_8854682072379031247_nWorld Vets’ volunteers returned from the Dominican Republic last week after 3 consecutive days of spay and neuter surgeries and veterinary checkups for pets of the Punta Cana community. The World Vets team, in collaboration with Dogs and Cats of the Dominican Republic and their local vet volunteers, performed 385 successful sterilizations, free-of-charge for local pets and their owners. Animals also received rabies vaccinations provided by the country’s government, and some received various other crucial surgeries and/or health treatments. Thanks goes to the volunteers for their skill, professionalism, and dedication to helping so many animals. Thanks also to Mark and Debbie Diekmann and Sylvia Mendez of DCDR, and to the many supporters who provided their time, donated water and snacks, and everyone who came together to help make this campaign a success.





Helping Pets in Ecuador for 14+ Years

Ecuador2023 - Lakefield (24)At the start of this month, World Vets completed a large-scale sterilization campaign in the town of Otavalo, Ecuador. Partnering with local group Bienstar Animal Imbabura (BAI) and the Lakefield Veterinary Group, World Vets’ volunteers performed 305 surgeries in 3 days! The team also provided no-cost veterinary consultations and treatments for other animal health issues and participated in a Friday outreach. The community outreach in Ibarra provided animal check-ups, deworming, flea and tick treatment, and other preventative care for 239 animals. All services were offered free of charge to the local community.

World Vets has been working together with BAI for over 14 years in a wonderful partnership that has helped tens of thousands of dogs and cats in northern Ecuador. World Vets’ long-standing partnership with BAI and the generous sponsorship from LVG, as well as the contribution of the volunteers, provided a positive outcome for the recent campaign. We also appreciated the local support and collaboration with the Alcaldia Ciudadana de Otavalo and the mayor of Ibarra and the Parish Council of San Antonio who all helped make this program possible. World Vets looks forward to continuing to help animals in different regions of Ecuador and other countries around the world.





Bringing veterinary care to 450 Pets in Guatemala

The start of August brought together World Vets and the Antigua Street Dogs organization to deliver free veterinary services for the pets and people of Guatemala. World Vets’ team of 18 hardworking volunteers, alongside local vets and volunteer staff, cared for 450 dogs and cats in the town of Santa Maria de Jesus and the nearby communities.

Over three long and rainy clinic days, the team performed 436 sterilization surgeries to help reduce overpopulation of owned and unowned pets, including roaming street animals. World Vets also attended to and treated various sick and injured pets, including laceration cases and distemper/parvo puppies.

Special thanks goes to the local coordinator Sue Bohenstengel and to local surgeons, Dr. Dennys Marroquin and Dr. Nicole Byrne, for their participation in this mission. World Vets also expresses gratitude to the multitude of loyal and generous members, donors, volunteers, and supporters who help World Vets carry on this important work for people and pets in remote parts of the world.

As World Vets continues its mission to improve the lives of animals around the world, we invite you to support our work. Your donation will help support future missions through 2023 and into the next year. Donate today!




Veterinary Care Continues in Galapagos

326041674_741730820417045_959842773806102612_n World Vets’ Conservation Medicine Program continues to serve dogs and cats in the local community of San Cristobal Island in the Galapagos Islands. A range of veterinary services, including thousands of surgeries, hundreds of medical consultations, and other preventative and emergency care have been provided free-of-charge since the opening of World Vets’ veterinary clinic in November 2021. This first and only clinic on the island provides quality animal care, helps prevent pet overpopulation, and aims to protect the precious biodiversity of the Galapagos Islands.

Three week-long sterilization campaigns between January and April have already provided over 450 free spay-and-neuter surgeries this year. Two more volunteer teams are scheduled to participate in high-volume surgery campaigns in June and December. All planned and upcoming volunteer opportunities to Galapagos are posted to our trips page.

Our work is made possible by our amazing allies – volunteers, members, and donors. We are also thankful for our partner organizations, including Agencia de Bioseguridad para Galápagos, Animal Balance, Lakefield Veterinary Group and GAD Municipal de San Cristóbal Galápagos, for their invaluable sponsorship and collaboration.

Support this important conservation work encouraging the health of island pets and preserving the well-being of native wildlife by donating to World Vets. Give now!




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