PROJECT V.E.T.S.

Rating: 5 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: P.O. Box 21523 Boulder CO 80308 USA

Mission: We are dedicated to improving the health and welfare of animals around the world. We achieve this goal by collecting veterinary equipment, technology and supplies (V.E.T.S.) from veterinary hospitals, veterinary colleges, zoological societies, human hospitals and medical equipment/supply manufacturers. These donated items are then distributed worldwide to veterinarians working in non-profit or non-governmental organizations devoted to animal health. In this way, we not only help the animals of our planet, but we also conserve valuable resources that might otherwise end up in a storage facility or landfill.
Results: In five years, we have collected over $280,000 worth of supplies and are currently distributing supplies to veterinarians working in 65 non-profits and non-governmental organizations in 33 countries.
Target demographics: improve animal health and welfare
Direct beneficiaries per year: supply 65 animal related nonprofits in 33 countries
Geographic areas served: over 33 countries
Programs: collecting donated veterinary equipment, technology and supplies (V.E.T.S.) which we then distribute to veterinarians working worldwide in 65 non-profits or non-governmental organizations dedicated to improving animal health and welfare.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Project VETS is a brilliant organization that fills a critical niche that no one else has recognized as a need for the animals and our planet. What better concept is there than accepting donations of medical supplies and redistributing them (for free) to those that need them most? It is recycling and redistribution at its very best. What one society does not want can absolutely be used to help animals in other societies or communities.

Animal Balance has worked with Candy and her fantastic team at Project VETS for many, many years now. They kindly provide our NGO will critical medical supplies that we take with us to other countries who are in desperate need. We are on a tight budget and so when we can receive syringes, IV lines and more from Project VETS, it allows us to use our funds for other essential medicines for the animals in places like the Dominican Republic, Cabo Verde Africa, Bahamas, Galapagos, Samoa and more. Project VETS allows our donor dollars to go further, which means we save more lives and reduce the cruelty and suffering of animals worldwide more efficiently.

All of us at Animal Balance from around the world congratulate Project VETS and thank them for the essential, critical role that they provide to organizations like ours. They are a joy to work with and we are delighted to be given this opportunity to tell everyone about their awesome work. Thank you Project VETS.

Emma Clifford
Director and Founder
Animal Balance

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Rating: 5 stars  

Project V.E.T.S is a small but mighty organization that is able to reach far beyond its home base in Colorado. As a result of the efforts of Candy, her board, and small staff, people and animals around the world have benefited and know that there are those who care enough to supply them with essential supplies and equipment. I am very proud to support Project V.E.T.S and will continue to do so.

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Dr.. Candy Sayles Brad started with an idea for helping animals around the world while simultaneously helping to reduce waste of veterinary medical supplies. She and her board have worked tirelessly to make this vision into reality. Just take a look at their web site to see how far they have reached animals across the globe. Not able to donate equipment or supplies? They also appreciate cash donations so they can cover their shipping costs! I give them a 5* rating because their hearts have 5* passion for what they do.

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Project V.E.T.S. is a unique and amazing non-profit. There is no other organization like it. By using sustainability, it is helping animals all over the world. The board has an amazing amount of passion and are highly skilled and organized.

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I have volunteered with Project V.E.T.S. and am in awe of the wonderful supplies that are donated as well as the quality & quantity of supplies which go out to recipient organizations globally

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Project V.E.T.S. is a wonderful organization and has been incredibly helpful to Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Time after time, they have donated much needed medical supplies and equipment, allowing us to provide a higher level of care to the 2,300 wildlife patients we serve each year. Their support and generosity have made a huge impact in saving the lives of the orphaned and injured wild mammals and birds on the Colorado Front Range.

Linda Tyler, Executive Director

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It is a privilege to be a part of Project Vets and their mission. PV is a sustainable, effective model to keep useable medical equipment and supplies out of landfills and ship into the hands of the people globally who are on the front lines of animal rescue. From Mountain Gorillas who are snared, reducing populations that are already desperate, to dog and cat spay and neuters numbering in the tens of thousands, to ending abuse of working animals in third world countries - supplying veterinarians, clinics and rescues with tools, books, equipment, vaccinations and worming medication allows these brave, good people to do their work knowing PV is there to support them. Low overhead, passionate, animal-loving, devoted staff and board, goal-oriented and global reach - PV is a rare organization that does what it says: heals this planet one animal at a time.

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Project Vets has been a long time generous supporter of medical donations to two organizations I volunteer with, Animal Balance and Soul Dog Rescue. The generous donations of supplies have assisted hundreds of animals on island nations around the world and on Native American Reservations in the Four Corners region receive free spay and neuter services and address medical concerns. Project Vets also helps to promote sustainability and the concept of reduce, reuse, and recycle by the distribution of valuable medical donations all over the world. I am honored to be a recipient of Project Vets medical donations and on behalf of myself, all the volunteers, and all the animals we have helped, THANK YOU!

Liz Peach
Veterinary Technician and Volunteer
Animal Balance and Soul Dog Rescue

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I learned about Project Vets through a friend and decided to attend a fundraiser they were putting on. I normally don't donate to charities but Project Vets is great! I feel like my money is going to help the animals of the world!!

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Project VETS is a great, well organized group!! I have donated to them, attended fun fundraisers and work at a veterinary clinic that frequently makes donations to this group. I am an animal lover and this is a great way for me feel like I am helping animals all around the world. I will continue to support Project VETS!

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2014

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