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Art for Animals II – Auction

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Art for Animals was such a success that we are bringing it back! Just in time for the holidays!  This auction’s featured artist is Justin Brown. You can own this original + amazing piece while supporting animals in need.  All proceeds go to World Vets – International Aid for Animals.  Auction begins Dec 4th and runs till Dec 11th.

FEATURED ITEM: Original Justin Brown – Glass Humpback Whale Fluke Sculpture (pictured below). 

DESCRIPTION OF ART PIECE AND INSPIRATION: This humpback whale fluke is hand sculpted from 2100 degree F molten hot glass. There are specific metal oxides added to the glass to make the color blue. This is combined with a sheet of pure silver foil on the surface.

FEATURED ARTIST:  Justin Brown is a talented Maui based glass artist who specializes in one-of-a-kind sculptural art glass. He was raised in a Veterinary household surrounded by animals of all types. He is co-owner of Makai Glass in Maui, Hawaii where he lives with his wife and daughter. Learn more about Justin and his work at www.makaiglass.com

“The humpback whales that migrate annually to Maui are the inspiration for this piece. I am grateful to be able spend quite a bit of time on the water with them every year while practicing my passion for free-diving.”

Justin at Work

ABOUT WORLD VETS: World Vets is an international veterinary aid organization based in Gig Harbor, Washington. With programs in over 45 countries on six continents, World Vets works to bring veterinary services to underserved areas of the world by providing direct veterinary care to animals, disaster response services for major international disasters, veterinary training and education programs and long-term capacity building that improves the lives of animals, people and the communities in which they live. Our programs benefit a wide variety of animals on a global scale, including companion animals, working horses, livestock, wildlife and street dogs.

In the Pacific Northwest, World Vets work focuses on improving the health and welfare of marine wildlife by responding to injured or stranded marine mammals, and working to advance scientific knowledge and understanding to help protect and conserve the regions critical marine ecosystems. World Vets recognizes the importance of the One Health concept in which health of humans, animals and their ecosystems are inextricably linked.  Our programs help not only animals, but also people and the communities in which they live.

Auction questions? Contact info@worldvets.org or Toll Free 1-877-688-8387

Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship

The Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship was formed by family friends and co-workers at MV Transportation to commemorate the life of Allesandra (AJ) and to continue her legacy of excellence and compassion towards animals. This scholarship will recognize one outstanding individual by honoring them with a 1-week paid project fee for a 2020 World Vets project.

AJ volunteered her time & skills helping the animals of Ecuador with World Vets.  She embodied all the characteristics needed to be a global ambassador for animal health and welfare.  Her excitement to have been just admitted into veterinary technician school was palpable; vowing to take her new skills and knowledge to help the most vulnerable amongst us. She was the kind of person who left an imprint wherever she roamed.

The Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund opportunity is open to enrolled veterinary technician students or pre-vet students.

Scholarship & Eligibility details can be found here: Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Details

Application instructions can be found here: Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Application

The deadline for the Allesandra Lesho Memorial Scholarship Fund Application is Tuesday December 31, 2019.  The recipient will be notified by World Vets no later than January 15th, 2020. Contact info@worldvets.org with any questions.

UPDATE – World Vets #GivingTuesday

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Thank you to all the amazing donors on #GivingTuesday!  The numbers are still being calculated, but we would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of World Vets staff, volunteers, student ambassadors, and donors that played a part in making this #GivingTuesday such a success.

Since 2006, World Vets has been improving the lives of thousands of animals EACH YEAR by providing free veterinary care. All of which is made possible by our dedicated volunteer force and by generous supporters like YOU! A very special thank you to our $5,000 end-of-year matching donor. This challenge inspires supporters to work hard to meet this goal and raise funds for World Vets and animals around the globe.

We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters on #GivingTuesday and everyday. On behalf of the entire World Vets team and the animals we serve, THANK YOU!

Didn’t get the chance to donate, but still want to contribute to our cause? It’s never too late to make a contribution to World Vets!

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World Vets is a 501c(3). Donations are tax deductible.

 

Art for Animals Auction Announcement

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UPDATE: AUCTION COMPLETE. ITEM SOLD. Nab your very own Aimée Rolin Hoover art piece while supporting animals in need!  World Vets and artist Aimée Rolin Hoover have partnered to create a unique online auction fundraising experience. Save the date and don’t miss this amazing opportunity!  All proceeds go to World Vets – International Aid for Animals.

FEATURED ITEM:  Original Aimée Rolin Hoover “Harbor Seal” painting (pictured).  20×20 acrylic on canvas.

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Check out the auction’s landing page and learn more about the artist HERE.

Auction questions? Contact us at info@worldvets.org or Toll Free 1-877-688-8387.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! #GivingTuesday

 

MARK YOUR CALENDARS:  On December 3rd World Vets will once again be participating in #GivingTuesday, a national movement to encourage spending with a purpose.

With your help, we can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to help animals around the globe.

Stay tuned for our campaign plans and share how you can make a difference this #GivingTuesday!  🐾

World Vets IVM Program in a New Location!

The International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program  is World Vets official student program. It provides students with an opportunity to receive one on one instruction in relation to the preparation, execution and recovery of patients from spay and neuter surgery. Students stand to benefit from this multi – disciplinary training and cultural experience as it will enhance their education and give them a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine.  Read more

To date this program has been offered in Nicaragua and Ecuador. It will now be offered in Peru as a field medicine clinic starting this December! Opportunities for students still exist on our Winter IVM session scheduled to take place in Cusco, Peru from Dec 27, 2019 – Jan 3, 2020. Find out more!

Update: A NEW! Winter session has been scheduled from Dec 16 – 23, 2019! Student registration for this opportunity will be released next month!

World Vets Operates Free Sterilization & Rabies Vaccination Campaign in India

During the month of February World Vets operated a two week long campaign south of New Delhi, India. This veterinary effort provided free spay/neuter and rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats.

We’d like to thank our donors, dedicated veterinary volunteers as well as local partners, People for Animals Trust and the National Institute of Animal Welfare of Faridabad, for making this possible.

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Intern with World Vets in Ecuador | Summer 2019

World Vets seeks an enthusiastic and hardworking intern who is ready for an adventure! We have an exciting summer internship opportunity as part of our International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program. The IVM Program is World Vets student program that provides English speaking international students with an opportunity to gain practical veterinary experience as well as hands on instruction in relation to performing clinical tasks.

As part of this opportunity, the intern will work alongside World Vets staff, local partners and volunteers in Ecuador to aid and assist with the execution of the Summer 2019 IVM Program. More details are provided below.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

– Assist with local logistics and coordination as it pertains to the IVM Program, in addition to providing general animal care. Activities and tasks may consist of the following:

  1. Tending to surgical patients post op in recovery; monitoring, grooming, and administration of post op medicines
  2. Taking part in community outreach activities, which provide free veterinary services for dogs, cats and livestock in outlying rural communities
  3. When appropriate, helping to prep animal patients for surgery
  4. Miscellaneous administrative/data collection duties

– Act as social coordinator for IVM Program participants while the program is underway. This will consist of the following

  1. Welcoming students/instructors to program housing upon arrival and showing them around the villa and to their rooms
  2. Being the “go to” person should anyone have any “tourist related” questions in relation to where they can go to do this, where they can go buy that, best places to eat etc.
  3. Getting everyone signed up for an activity prior to the designated free day and getting these activities* lined up (and collecting money for this, if needed)
  4. Take part in the weekly group activity that is scheduled the day after arrivals
  5. When there is free time or during evenings, organize activities or social get-togethers where people can get to know each other, have fun, and experience more of Otavalo. I.e. rally up people to go out to dinner, to go shopping etc.

*World Vets will have 3 set activities that we offer to coordinate for IVM Program participants

There are also opportunities to participate in ongoing studies and/or conduct research as part of this internship opportunity


Who can Apply?
  • This internship opportunity is open to veterinary technicians, pre-veterinary students, veterinary technician students, as well as those who are pre-med and/or studying nursing. Students with an interest and/or focus in One Health will also be considered.
  • Preference will be given to those who have participated on a past IVM Program session
  • We seek candidates who are able to commit for a minimum of 4 weeks, if not 8 consecutive weeks from May 15 – July 10, 2019
  • Spanish fluency or conversational Spanish is desired, though not a requirement.

Conditions:
  • This is a non paid internship, but an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in an international setting with a veterinary non-profit, meanwhile helping animals in need.
  • There is a fee associated with this internship opportunity. In exchange for this fee, the following will be provided for the intern; housing for the duration of the internship, airport transfers (on assigned days), ground transportation related to clinic work and veterinary activities, breakfast, lunches on clinic work days, program supplies and full participation in program activities, in addition to a World Vets scrub top and/or gear.
  • What is not provided (and what the intern will need to cover): International airfare, optional excursions/activities, dinner, travel and/or health insurance, personal equipment necessary for the opportunity (i.e watch, stethoscope, water bottle), incidentals and anything not specifically outlined as included.

If interested, please send a cover letter and copy of your current resume/CV to drsteve@worldvets.org BEFORE MARCH 15th, 2019. In the cover letter, please list your full name and any previous World Vets project(s) and/or past IVM Program session(s) you may have participated on and whether you are able to commit for the dates listed.

Make your Veterinary School Application Stand out!

Are you currently an undergraduate student with aspirations to apply to vet school one day? We know what will make your application stand out above the rest!

World Vets International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is our official student program where “pre-veterinary” students will not only receive exposure to practicing veterinary medicine in the field but gain valuable clinical skills. You will also help countless animals in the process and receive a great cultural experience!

There are still vacancies for “pre-vet” students as part of our IVM Program scheduled in Ecuador this summer! See all date offerings here

Scholarship Announcement | 2019 MD Koenig Veterinary Technology

World Vets is excited to announce the 2019 MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship! Veterinary technicians are essential team members in all aspects of veterinary medicine. This scholarship will recognize one outstanding individual by honoring them with a 1 week paid project fee for the World Vets International Veterinary Medicine Training Program (IVM) located in Otavalo, Ecuador.

The World Vets IVM Program is designed for students who wish to gain clinical and practical experience and be immersed into international veterinary medicine. Participants receive hands-on instruction in a wide variety of clinical and surgical activities and participate in various field operations such as community outreach, data collection and much more.  More information on IVM can be found by clicking HERE.

The MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship opportunity is open to veterinary technician students currently enrolled in a degree program at an AVMA accredited institution or a graduate not exceeding 6 months after successful completion of such program.

Details for the scholarship can be found here: MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship Details

Application instructions can be found here: MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship Application

The deadline for the MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship Application is Wednesday, March 15, 2019.  The recipient will be notified by World Vets no later than April 15th, 2019.

“The confidence in my patient handling, my animal nursing, and my anesthetic monitoring is above and beyond what I hoped to gain from this trip.” ~ Kelsey Wahowiak, 2017 MD Koenig Veterinary Technology World Vets Scholarship recipient

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