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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

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).

Community Stories

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

What are you waiting for? Don't hesitate to volunteer with World Vets! This is a top-notch organization and my volunteer experience far exceeded my expectations. It was great to work with a diverse group of team members and learn about a new country and culture while making a significant impact on human and animal health. As a veterinarian and professor at a vet tech college, I can't wait to make the trip again with some of my students. This will be an invaluable hands-on training experience for them to apply and develop what they've learned in the classroom.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World Vets is one of the few organizations that performs and acts rather than seeking publicity. Their work all over the world is important and very much needed. They have an international volunteer network that is loyal. They also train people in how to repond to disasters. There is no organization that deserves your support and admiration.

Dee_16

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have not worked with World Vets in an operative yet but have seen the results. As new executive director of AAAS "Friends of the Animals" in Sosua, Dominican Republic I have seen the difference these operatives make and have participated with other vet groups here. Our anesthetic protocol is the same as used in first world countries and World Vets has always allowed us to take the lead for establishing the protocol and have been very generous with their donations.
I will have the opportunity to work with them in 2014 and will enjoy working with true professionals who have the interests of the animals in their hearts.
You ROCK World Vets! Keep up the great work!

Stuart G.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Splendid company providing a much needed service in various parts of the world. I am a registered veterinary technician/nurse and I was invited to participate in in the summer training program. It was a privilege to work with such splendid vets and to provide a much needed service in a foreign land. However, it was the enthusiasm and the energy of the students that made it all worthwhile. I have volunteered in made such programs and this is one of the best. Logistically, it was well put together and organized, the medical staff and the people in charge with arranging the housing, the catering and the transportation did an absolute first rate job, so much so that we could concentrate on teaching the students and taking care of the animals, without other concerns. I met many wonderful friends on this adventure and will return to work with the company frequently. I'm already planning my next 2 or 3 world vets adventures. I was very humbling to around such great students and it was definitely one of the highlights of my professional career to date. Top class company with first rate personnel at the helm. Bravo!!! Long may it continue!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Poorly organized trip, very expensive with bad leadership. I felt like this was an income generating scheme rather than an organization who genuinely wanted to help animals and the community. The CEO was not honest or transparent in her phone and email communications with me, and refused to give me a breakdown of what my volunteer fees were being used for. I have since done some of my own research about the organization and was shocked at what I found out. Shame on you World Vets for parading under the facade of a charitable organization.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I recently had the honor of facilitating a staff retreat for World Vets while they were all in Nicaragua for the grand opening of the World Vets training center in Granada. What an amazing group of individuals. Founder Cathy King is not only profoundly committed to improving the global health of animals as well as training animal caretakers all over the world, but she's also an extremely perceptive and emotionally intelligent person. It was a privilege to work with World Vets and after meeting Cathy, I'm not surprised at what she has been able to achieve in such a short amount of time. Put simply, World Vets is a rock solid organization with an extremely bright future.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Dr. King and all the people affiliated with World Vets have helped make dreams come true for so many people in Nicaragua. The level of animal care has vastly improved, educational and employment opportunities have been realized and citizens of both countries have a new appreciation for each other. This is true friendship, diplomacy and public health. Keep up the good work!

Jessica V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Cathy King took a small idea and turned it into an amazing, world wide charity that helps animals, builds communities, and teaches veterinarians worldwide. After the tragedy in Japan, this organization was on the ground within days providing vital relief. This organization is the real deal, with the experience and the commitment to make an amazing difference.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

World Vets responded to our request for help in Cusco, Peru. They sent a great team for a very successful spay/neuter campaign for dogs and cats. Hopefully we will have them back many more times to help the animals and train the local vets. Their contribution to animal welfare is very important. MAria Teresa Guzzinati-VIDA DIGNA, AsociaciĆ³n Pro Animales, Lima, Peru

Gail F.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a licensed veterinary technician and a traveler. When I go to someplace like Jamaica, for instance I am overcome with sadness about the feral cat and dog population. World Vets goes to these places and spays and neuters. It is worth supporting this well managed and well oiled non profit machine. They are great!