Last year World Vets received a request for assistance from an animal welfare organization operating on the small Caribbean island of Nevis; a 36 square mile island with only 10,000 local inhabitants located just south of the more famous island St. Kitts. Pet overpopulation was identified as being a major issue for the island’s communities. Given that Nevis is such a small island, World Vets felt compelled to undertake this project as the control and preservation of a healthy animal population is of great importance. For instance, not only does it have a huge impact on human health but the overall sustainability of island life as a whole.

To help address issues of health and population control for companion animals on Nevis, World Vets recently operated a pilot project in this location. A pilot project is a location where World Vets has not previously worked or sent a veterinary team. In short, the demand and turn out of animal patients for spay/neuter surgery was incredible. Not only did this campaign break a pilot project record for the total number of surgeries performed, it also outdid our previous record held on our longstanding small animal project in Ecuador.
We would like to thank CARE Nevis, our volunteer team as well as the local volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this campaign a success and not turn any animal away. We would also like to thank the ministry of agriculture and all of the local island support that was provided to our team and the campaign in general.

Continual Success: World Vets Small Animal Project in Roatan

Roatan is the largest of the Bay Islands located off the coast of Honduras in the Caribbean. Even though it may be the largest island of the archipelago, there is still more to be desired in relation to the health services provided for the small animal population. This is in part due to the limited number of practicing veterinarians on the island as well as the local population’s inability to pay for veterinary services.

To address the growing need for accessible veterinary care, World Vets has been sending veterinary teams to Roatan since 2008. Our teams not only provide much needed spay/neuter services to help control the small animal population, they also provide medical consultations, in addition to treatments for common skin issues, parasites and more.

As a result of World Vets and the efforts of our veterinary teams, up to 1000 surgical procedures have been performed and over 2000 animals have received quality veterinary care. All of which also contributes to the improvement of the overall animal and human health on the island.

We recently had a volunteer veterinary team in Roatan where hundreds of animals received quality veterinary care and services at no cost. We’d like to thank our dedicated volunteers, local partners and island support for the continual success of this small animal project. We also thank Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their continual support of our efforts there. See pictures of our most recent campaign here

Introducing Event Registries to Support our Work

 

Now you can make World Vets a part of your special day!

Are you looking for a way to help animals in need? Register an event with World Vets and invite your family and friends to consider an online donation in your honor. This is perfect for animal lovers celebrating a birthday, an upcoming wedding or anniversary!  Register event here

Generous child donates her tooth fairy money to World Vets!

Recently World Vets received a donation with a very kind letter from Clara B.  Clara generously donated all of her tooth fairy money to World Vets to “help animals and people”.  What a kind gesture from this young future veterinarian!

World Vets will make sure the donation goes directly to help an animal in need very soon! We are grateful for the kindness Clara shared and wish her luck with her dream of becoming a vet – we think she will be a great one!

World Vets Welcomes New Partnership with Fellow Fargo-Based Company

World Vets is excited to announce our new partnership with fellow Fargo-based company dogIDs.

dogIDs, a family run business, specializes in high – quality dog ID tags and personalized dog collars. They also customize dog leashes, harnesses, apparel and much more. See their full product line here

We look forward to this new venture and are proud to be partnering with an organization that guarantees high quality and safe products for pets.

Thank YOU for your support on Giving Hearts Day!

World Vets would like to THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON GIVING HEARTS DAY. We raised over $8,000 in 24 hrs to help provide aid to animals who would otherwise have no care! We will have results soon on if we received donations from the most U.S. states, which would provide us with an additional $500 in funds. Your gift is already at work making a difference. We are grateful to have such compassionate and caring supporters. Thank you! Love, the World Vets Team.

If you did not make it in time to donate on GHD and want to make a contribution, you may still donate to our general donation page here!

Help animals in need around the globe by donating to World Vets on Giving Hearts Day (today)!

Today is Giving Hearts Day and World Vets needs your help!  This is World Vets first time participating in Giving Hearts Day and we are more than excited to be taking part in such an amazing regional fundraising opportunity.

With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to provide veterinary aid to animals in need around the globe. Today only the first $4000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor!

To make a secure online contribution to World Vets and have your donation matched, simply go to impactgiveback.org on TODAY (02 ❤ 13 ❤ 2014). This is a one-day only opportunity to multiply the benefit of your gift!

Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation as the region’s first one-day ‘virtual’ fundraising event.

World Vets to Take Part in Giving Hearts Day: February 13th 2014

Save the date!  World Vets International Aid for Animals will participate in Giving Hearts Day for the first time on February 13th, 2014.  We are excited to take part in this 24-hr online give-a-thon.

With your help, World Vets can raise a tremendous amount of financial support to benefit our mission to improve the health and well being of animals worldwide.  On Giving Hearts Day(February 13th) the first $4000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar by a generous donor.

To make a secure online contribution to World Vets and have your donation matched, simply go to impactgiveback.org on February 13. This is a one-day only opportunity to multiply the benefit of your gift!

Giving Hearts Day was started in 2008 by Dakota Medical Foundation and Impact Foundation as the region’s first one-day ‘virtual’ fundraising event.

World Vets Welcomes Dr Marty Becker to Advisory Board

World Vets is excited to announce that Dr Marty Barker has joined World Vets as a member of our Advisory Board. Dr Becker is the author of 22 books that have sold over 7 million copies combined, with three New York Times best-sellers including “Chicken Soup for the Pet-Lovers Soul.” He was the resident veterinarian on Good Morning America for 17 years and is a founding member of Core Team Oz for the Dr Oz Show. Animal Radio hosts him monthly as their Chief Veterinary Correspondent and he is a regular contributor to several well-know publications. Dr Becker, “America’s Veterinarian,” has spent his life working toward better health for pets and the people who love them.

Dr Becker is an adjunct professor at Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. He has lectured at every veterinary school in the United States, serves on numerous boards and is a strong supporter of many local rescue groups. When his schedule allows, he also practices at Lakewood Animal Hospital and North Idaho Animal hospital.

World Vets is excited to welcome Dr Becker to our organization as we pursue our mission of bringing veterinary aid to developing countries and disaster relief services worldwide.

World Vets Responds to Philippines Typhoon

World 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.

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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.

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization. All donations to World Vets are tax deductible. Tax ID # 20-4637447