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World Vets

Rating: 4.84 stars   98 reviews 13,884

Address:

802 1st Ave N Fargo ND 58102 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

World Vets is able to improve the lives of thousands of animals each year by providing free veterinary care. Our programs span 42 countries on 6 continents. Since being founded in 2006, World Vets has provided direct care to 123,649 animals in need.

Target demographics:

the most vulnerable population of animals

Direct beneficiaries per year:

18,182 animals

Geographic areas served:

Worldwide-primarily developing countries

Programs:

spay/neuter programs, horse and donkey welfare programs, disaster response, improving health of livestock, etc. We also have a partnership with the US Navy in which we are the veterinary organization providing civilian veterinary support for US Military humanitarian aid programs. Our programs all strive to have a One Health focus (One World, One Medicine, One Health).

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1 person found this review helpful

Mi experiencia en world vets sin duda ha sido la mejor en mi vida, cambio mi expectativa con los animales, me hice muchísimo más sensible al dolor de esos pequeños que no tienen voz que antes, aprendí muchísimo de cirugía al punto de querer a futuro dedicarme exclusivamente a eso y la ayuda que la organización brinda a personas que lo necesitan es extraordinaria, me encanta el trabajo que hacen y me encantó ser parte su organización durante mis pasantías.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I'm a second year veterinary student and the current Western University of Health Science World Vets Student Ambassador. I attended my first World Vets trip Spring Break 2015 in Granada, Nicaragua. My family is originally from Nicaragua and getting the chance to return home to finally make an actual difference in the veterinary world was an incredible life changing opportunity. I got the valuable experience to learn and practice in a stress free environment my new surgical skills. Without World Vets I wouldn't feel as prepared to continue onto 3rd and 4th year clinic rotations in vet school. In addition to helping hundreds of animals in need, I made new incredible friendships and memories that will last a life time.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

I'm a vet in Paraguay and this year I got to participate in a training experience and i'm so grateful for it because I had the chance to improve my surgery skills at the same time I learned about clinic and about other vets's profesional experience

 
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1 person found this review helpful

We got to chance to be part of a great team once again this year and it´s getting better and better every time. It´s always an honor to work with wonderful professionals with skilled hands and the kindness hearth. The synergy generated is invaluable when a group of people committed to animal welfare work together to improve the quality of life of the pets of families in the neediest communities.

 
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Soy parte de una organización en Paraguay que se llama Adoptame con amor y responsabilidad, nosotros soiicitamos la visita de World Vets y este año en setiembre tuvimos la grata oportunidad de recibir al equipo y trabajar con ellos en favor de los animales del Bañado, una de las zonas urbanas más pobres de la capital.
El sentimiento en común de otros voluntarios como yo fue de admiración hacia la profesionalidad, entrega, solidaridad y cariño sincero hacia los animales que en todo momento demostraron todos y cada uno de los miembros del equipo. Cada día terminaba con veterinarios acostados entre las mantas que cubrian a los animales para darles más calor y ayudarlos a recuperarse.
Nuestra organización tenía un poco de experiencia realizando jornadas de castración ya que sabemos que es el único camino posible para evitar tantos animales abandonados en las calles, pero la experiencia de World Vets nos ayudó a cambiar los protocolos de anestesia, a lograr una mayor asepsia, a hacer más simple para lograr mayor volumen y más seguridad. Con insumos que nos dejaron hemos continuado la labor de castrar y esperamos seguir haciéndolo con la siguiente visita.
Para nosotros fue un placer conocerlos, no solo como veterinarios sino como personas cálidas y profundamente humanas!
Luego de la visita tuve oportunidad de escuchar la conferencia de Cathy y comprender mejor la misión de la organización, eso cambió bastante mi visión de lo que es necesario para cambiar la vida de los animales en mi ciudad. Anteriormente solo trabajábamos con animales sin dueño que eran abandonados en las calles pero puede comprender la importancia de ayudar a las personas que no tienen recursos suficientes para hacerse cargo de sus mascotas. Ya que las crías abandonadas en cajas en las calles como realidad cotidiana solo cambiará cuando los animales que viven en familia estén castrados. Esperamos con ansia la siguiente visita ya que sabemos que podremos compartir el sueño común de más y más animales viviendo con mayor salud y bienestar.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No se me ocurren cambios

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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My experience with World Vets was amazing and I would recommend it to any pre-vet or vet student, and to any veterinary professional. I'm a pre-vet student and had very limited experience working with animals before my trip to Nicaragua in June of 2015. The teaching environment is very productive and inclusive. All students, regardless of experience, were given innumerous opportunities to help make a sustainable impact on the Grenada animal community. Volunteers not only get amazing hands on experience in the clinic, but also get to see the true impact on community outreach day. My group did a little over 80 surgeries during the clinic and vaccinated over 100 dogs and cats during community outreach day. We also got to work with horses, pigs, and birds while in the community. Volunteering with Worlds Vets is perfect for any student looking to pick up new skills, or for any vet professional looking to put their knowledge to use in an area that really needs their help. For me, World Vets truly jumpstarted my passion for working with animals and my experience is helping motivate me through the rest of my schooling so I can continue to do work like this throughout the rest of my career.

 
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I am a veterinary student with a focus on working equid medicine in developing countries. While in Granada, Nicaragua last year, I had the privilege of touring World Vet's Latin American Veterinary Training Center and was so impressed by the sustainability of their impact on that community. This past summer I returned to Nicaragua to participate in their IVM training program. Not only did I get amazing hands on experience with small animal sterilization surgeries, but I also got to help the equine community on our outreach day. My favorite aspect of this particular trip, is that it allows participants to get a mix of equine and small animal medicine experience. I would recommend this as an invaluable experience for any veterinary or pre-veterinary student.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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World Vets staff cares about giving animals the best care possible. These people give up their lives to educate the people of developing nations about veterinary medicine. The veterinary medicine is held to the same standard of care that you can find in any hospital in a developed country. And these people do it with a smile and a laugh. Through this opportunity veterinary students from all countries as well as pre-vet and technician students can also learn how to practice high quality veterinary medicine. Through this trip I learned not only surgical and clinical skills that I will keep with me throughout my career, but also about my passion for veterinary medicine and the amazing people who work in this field and share my passion for animals.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

The company I work for, dogIDs, has been a proud supporter of WorldVets for over a year now. Our customers love their story and feel strongly about supporting them.

The work they are doing overseas is not only helping animals in need, but helping those that work with the animals to lead a better life. Proud to have them be from our hometown of Fargo, ND!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

I had planned on participating in the World Vets IVM Program since before I even got into vet school, and after finally having completed the program, I can say it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only has it prepared me for Junior Surgery Lab, it was so incredibly rewarding to make a difference in the lives of the animals in Granada and their owners.

 
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I decided to do one of the IVM summer programs to gain surgical experience before starting our surgery rotations at school and I've got to say it has been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Not only did I get to practice different surgical approaches, I also got experience in monitoring anesthesia, catheter placement, intubations, vaccinations, hoof trimmings on horses, and so much more. Besides all of this, I think the program helps you build confidence. The clinic environment is not stressful at all, there are always technicians willing to help you in case you encounter any problems at any time during the surgery, and all of the veterinarians I got to work under were so patient and such great teachers and mentors. Besides all this, we also got some down time to explore the city and WVs also had great activities planned for us. Overall I would greatly recommend this to anyone interested in gaining surgical experience and making a difference around the world.

 
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