Giving Hearts Day – World Vets

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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.

In 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!

 

2015 Membership Drive. Free Water Bottle!

Going on NOW!  January 16th – 31st, 2015 World Vets will be hosting our 2015 Membership Drive. Join as a new member between the dates of January 16th – 31st, 2015 and receive a free World vets water bottle (until supplies lasts)!

Members make a huge difference!

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 

Already a member of World Vets? Help us spread the word! Tell your friends & family to become a “World Vet” this year. Refer an animal lover to become a new member during the drive and you BOTH will receive a FREE World Vets water bottle.  Current members: to receive your free water bottle, please instruct your friend to enter the referral code: WTRBTL on the registration form. One free water bottle per current member.

It’s easy! Anyone can get all the great benefits of a World Vets membership for only $40 a year.  Become a member —————>HERE!

Today is #GivingTuesday! Support Local Nonprofit, World Vets.

It is #GivingTuesday!  Today local nonprofit, World Vets has joined the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose. #GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world.

Remember, your gift to World Vets on #GivingTuesday will help animals around the world that would otherwise have no access to life-saving care. They are depending on you!

WHAT YOUR DONATIONS CAN DO:

$25 Can help provide one homeless puppy with a complete physical exam, vaccinations, flea treatment and deworming, so he or she can be adopted to a loving home.

$25 Can help provide one homeless puppy with a complete physical exam, vaccinations, flea treatment and deworming.

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$60  Can help ensure a working horse or donkey has proper vaccinations, deworming, and proper dental and hoof care.

$120                                        Can help purchase critical supplies for disaster relief situations.

$120  Can help purchase supplies for disaster relief situations where animals in need have limited resources for help.

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization. All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.

Save the Date and Donate to World Vets this #GivingTuesday!

Announcement:  Taking place December 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – World Vets will be joining the national #GivingTuesday movement to encourage spending with a purpose.

#GivingTuesday inspires people to take collaborative action to improve their communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support and help create a better world. Save the date to donate to World Vets this #GivingTuesday!

Textbook Drive Benefits Veterinarians and Students in Developing Countries

 

Donated books in Granada, Nicaragua

Thanks to your support, the World Vets textbook drive was a success! A variety of veterinary textbooks have been collected and distributed benefiting both veterinarians and veterinary students in multiple countries around the globe.

The World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center, located in Granada, Nicaragua, now has a free access bookshelf available to Latin American vets and students visiting our training center for free surgical instruction. This provides a variety of materials to those who would otherwise have no access to these types of resources.  Most of the veterinary students in Nicaragua do not have access to any textbooks, so this is a great resource.

Left to Right – Prof. Adil Suliman, Prof. Abal Wahab, Dr.Rasha Nouman and Dr.Abbas.

Collected textbooks were also distributed to communities in the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands and Kiribati during the 2013 Pacific Partnership Mission.

Most recently, World Vets was able to help provide veterinary textbooks to Bahri University in Sudan. A special thanks to Dr. Rasha Nouman for hand delivering the textbooks. It was reported that these books have been a great addition to the university’s small library.

Books that were distributed through the textbook drive not only cover a wide range of veterinary subjects, but they also contain up to date and reliable veterinary information and training methods.  Access to these textbooks allow readers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of safe and effective veterinary practices, encouraging a healthier and more sustainable community for their future.

None of this would be possible without the help of World Vets donors. We can not thank you enough for your support!  World Vets is still collecting monetary donations to help cover the shipping costs for us to send additional veterinary textbooks to those in need. If you would like to help, please click HERE.

A True Island Effort: Colombian Military working alongside World Vets

For the last few years World Vets has been partnering with the Department of Health on San Andres Island to help control the small animal population through spay/neuter.

During these campaigns, we are also joined by members of the Colombian military who assist our teams in transporting dogs, providing crowd control and other tasks involved with the clinic.  We just recently completed a large scale spay/neuter and animal health campaign which resulted in close to 200 surgeries being performed.

We’d like to thank all of our local partners for a true island effort as well as our volunteers and Fondation Brigitte Bardot who help make this project possible.  We have another campaign scheduled in San Andres Island December 1 – 8, 2014. Volunteer opportunities on this project coming soon!

World Vets Bosnia-Herzegovina Flood Response

This past month we reported on the massive flooding that devastated the small European country of Bosnia-Herzegovina, among its neighbors Croatia and Serbia. This flood crisis has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help. Thousands of animals died from the immediate impact of the floods, however many more livestock and companion animals were left requiring urgent assistance.

To provide support for animals that had been impacted, World Vets deployed to the region. Our disaster response personnel worked in collaboration with the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Sarajevo and government officials to identify needs and get help where it is needed. Together we conducted country-wide assessments that identified animal concerns as well as supplies and equipment needed to help them.  Bosnia-Herzegovina has many very capable veterinarians but many of the  local veterinary clinics had been inundated with water and their medicines and supplies were destroyed giving an urgent need for relief supplies.  Many family run farms lost their entire stock and animals that had survived moved to higher grounds.  Surviving animals were suffering from a variety of conditions including pneumonia, infections and skin problems resulting from displacement, lack of available provisions and overall wet conditions.

Based on the regional needs that were identified, we sent a shipment of veterinary supplies and equipment valued at over $10,000 USD to aid in the relief efforts as they relate to animals.  These include herd health and public health issues, zoonotic disease prevention as well as direct animal care.

Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.  If you wish to help World Vets with efforts, please donate here.

Local Non Profit Responding to Flood Disaster in Bosnia

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Massive flooding in Bosnia and Serbia has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help.  World Vets, a Fargo based non profit, is deploying to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster.  Thousands of animals have died from the immediate impact of the floods, but many more livestock and companion animals require urgent assistance. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.  We depend on your help to provide life saving support for these animals.

Image: Reuters

MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

Thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support in the development of our disaster response program.


World Vets Wins Prestigious Honor at Largest Social Impact Awards in the Country

United Nations Foundation and Classy Awards Honor World Vets

FARGO, North Dakota, May 8, 2014 -The CLASSY Awards, in partnership with the United Nations Foundation, announced eight Winners live on stage this past weekend at the 5th Annual CLASSY Awards Ceremony. More than 3,600 programs worldwide were evaluated during a yearlong research process. The Winners were selected by the Leadership Council, a prestigious board of 100+ leaders and experts in the social sector.

The Ceremony featured co-hosts Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the United Nations Foundation and Kenna, Founder of Summit on the Summit and Grammy-Nominated Musician, along with 12 influential speakers.

“All of the organizations participating in the CLASSY Awards are big thinkers and bold leaders,” said Elizabeth Gore, this year’s co-host of the CLASSY Awards and Entrepreneur–in-Residence at the United Nations Foundation. “The winners recognized on stage are implementing creative new solutions, taking risks and leveraging best practices to guide their strategies. The United Nations Foundation recognizes their leadership and we are proud to support their efforts in driving significant social progress moving forward.”

“We are very honored to win this prestigious award,” said Dr. Cathy King, CEO and Founder of World Vets. “Being recognized for the work that we do to help animals and improve veterinary care in resource poor areas of the world is a great validation for the nearly 4000 dedicated veterinary professionals who volunteer with our organization and for those who have believed in and supported us over the years.”

This year’s CLASSY Awards Winners:

  • Active Duty & Veterans Services: The Mission Continues
  • Animal & Wildlife Welfare: World Vets
  • Disaster Relief & Public Safety International Medical Corps
  • Educational Advancement: Project Lead the Way
  • Environmental Protection: Climate Action Reserve
  • Health Services: Jhpiego
  • Human Rights & Social Justice: Immigration Equality
  • Poverty & Hunger Relief: Action Against Hunger

Founded in 2006, World Vets has become one of the largest veterinary aid organizations in the world, providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and animal disaster relief services worldwide. World Vets has programs in 39 countries on 6 continents that provide aid for companion animals, livestock, horses and street dogs. World Vets is also the veterinary NGO that deploys with the US Military on hospital ship-based humanitarian aid missions to Latin America and the Asia Pacific Region. For more information please visit: http://www.worldvets.org

“Our global social landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace, and bold solutions are needed to address new and existing challenges,” said Pat Walsh, Co-Founder of the CLASSY Awards. “The winners awarded with a CLASSY this year are driving significant progress in the 8 major cause sectors, and their work deserves recognition. We are honored to be able to shine a spotlight on their successes.”

 

World Vets is a Finalist for the Classy Awards!

World Vets is honored to be a finalist for the Classy Awards, which are presented in partnership with the United Nations Foundation. The awards recognize “the most significant achievements in the social sector worldwide”. Over 3600 organizations worldwide were evaluated as part of the comprehensive yearlong discovery process. World Vets was recently announced as a Top 5 Finalist!

The winner will be announced onstage May 3rd in San Diego at the Classy Awards.