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Mark your calendars & show your love for animals this Giving Hearts Day!

SAVE THE DATE!

With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission this Giving Hearts Day (Thursday, February 11th).  During this 24 hour online fundraising event, match funding multiplies the impact of your giving.

To make a secure online contribution simply go to impactgiveback.org and select World Vets on Thursday, February 11th!  Mark your calendars and show your love for animals this Giving Hearts Day!

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!

Volunteer Registration to Close for March Opportunities!

Select volunteer positions are still open on some of our upcoming opportunities in March. If you have been considering joining a team, volunteer registration will close next month!

For students looking to get surgical or clinical experience over their spring break, our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is the perfect fit. Spring session dates with availability are:  March 21 – 28, 2015.

We also have opportunities for students, as well as vets and techs on veterinary field projects to Roatan, Honduras and Charlestown, Nevis. Both are small animal, spay/neuter, projects.

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!

Volunteer in Ecuador & Visit the Galapagos Islands

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Galapagos Islands

Since 2009, World Vets has been providing large scale spay/neuter campaigns benefiting animals in the municipalities of Ibarra and Otavalo. Within these last five years, World Vets has established agreements within these areas that have acted to cease municipal sponsored poisoning campaigns in exchange for free spay/neuter services being provided.

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Spay/Neuter clinic

Located in northern Ecuador, with the Andes mountains not too far away, volunteers pass through and visit the Equator marker on their way to the project location. Volunteers also have free time to enjoy local sights and attractions and are encouraged to extend their trip by a few days to visit the famous Galapagos Islands.

World Vets will be sending a team to Ecuador November 8 – 15, 2014 to provide a large-scale spay/neuter campaign. The team may also perform any other surgical procedures needed on a case-by-case basis.

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Surgical patients and their owners

We are seeking veterinarians, veterinary technicians (licensed and non-licensed), students as well as assistants to complete our team!

Read more about this volunteer opportunity here

 

World Vets Volunteers Impact Animal Lives in Peru: Trixie the Street Dog

World Vets volunteer Dr Marian Boden (who performed the surgery) snuggles with Trixie in recovery

World Vets volunteer Dr Marian Boden (who performed the surgery) snuggles with Trixie in recovery

Trixie at home following surgery

Trixie at home following surgery

Trixie was a street dog with a badly wounded right front leg. Luckily she had been taken in by a local woman and her family. When Trixie was brought to our team, during World Vets recent campaign in Cusco, it appeared that she had been hit by a car.

The family had been cleaning her leg wound, which healed overtime, though the leg kept dragging. The wound would also constantly break open and get infected. They sought veterinary care, to have the leg amputated, but it was too expensive and they could not afford it. So, they continued to care for her on their own,

putting a sock over the leg and wound to protect it.

With help from our local partners, the family was able to bring Trixie to World Vets field clinic in Cusco. There our team, specifically Dr. Marian Boden and Dr. Teri Weronko, were able to lessen her pain and increase her comfort by performing the much needed operation (free of charge).

We are happy to report that Trixie has had a great recovery and is now smiling!

World Vets Responding to Typhoon Haiyan: Philippines

tp1World Vets is responding to Typhoon Haiyan with veterinary supplies, financial support and on the ground teams.  Initial support has already been sent to our partners working to help animals in the destruction area and our disaster response teams are mobilizing for immediate deployment. Please donate to our disaster relief fund to help the animals of the Philippines.

 

Further updates will be made as they become available

“Semana Santa” Spay/Neuter Clinic in San Andres Island

Team SAIDuring Semana Santa (Holy Week), World Vets had a veterinary team on the Caribbean Island of San Andres Island. We provided a large scale spay/neuter clinic and also attended health consultations. All services were provided free of charge. The island currently lacks regular veterinary services for small animals and our clinic, in collaboration with the island’s department of health, saw up to 300 animals and performed 198 surgeries in just a couple of days.

We’d like to thank the San Andres Island department of health for all their efforts that went into coordinating this event as well as World Vets volunteers and Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of this project.

An Outstanding Effort in Ecuador

Ecu17During the month of March World Vets sent a veterinary team to the Otavalo region of Ecuador in support of our small animal project. We have been working in this region for the past four years with local animal welfare group PAE Ibarra to control the street as well as owned small animal population. We thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of this project as well as our volunteers that put forth an outstanding effort which resulted in 229 free spay/neuter surgeries being performed.

Join us on our next campaign (July 17 -24, 2013)! Read more

A Successful Veterinary Campaign in Roatan

130322_1377We have just completed a successful veterinary campaign Roatan, Honduras. Our veterinary team provided not only free spay/neuter services but an animal outreach clinic which provided free health consultations and preventative health treatments to small animals. During our visit, we performed 160 surgeries and treated over 350 animals. One of our patients was a dog that jumped off a roof but was lucky enough to receive special emergency surgery from our outstanding volunteers.

We would like to thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot, our volunteers on Team Roatan, Sandra & Al Zeilstra and all of the local contributors that continue to support our efforts on the island.

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