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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

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Tati Q.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mil millones de GRACIAS GIGANTES a world vets por la hermosa labor que hacen! Son verdaderos super heroes que nos inspiran a seguir trabajando cada dia por un mundo mejor!! Desde Adoptame -Paraguay nos sentimos muy honrados de haber sido bedecidos con su visita y ojala puedan llegar cada vez a mas lugares!!

1 Tatiana T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Infinitas gracias a World Vets desde el fondo del corazon, mas alla del servicio comunitario que brindaron, la calidez humana que tienen es increible! conocerlos fue una experiencia inolvidable y poder trabajar en conjunto fue un honor! Adoptame con Amor y responsabilidad les espera de nuevo con los brazos abiertos!! saludos y mucho amor desde Paraguay!! ♥

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with World Vets in 5 different countries over the last several years. The experience has been life-changing. Not only is the volunteer experience excellent but more importantly I have seen first hand the impact of their work. They work in some of the poorest areas of the world, helping animals that are often in desperate need of veterinary attention. Every place I have volunteered, the community has expressed a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for World Vets work. On a project in Ecuador, people and their pets were lined up the entire length of the street early in the morning so that they could get their pets spayed and neutered. Some people had walked for hours to get there. It makes me feel really good to be a part of something that is making such difference. I also appreciate that World Vets puts a huge emphasis on involving local veterinarians, sharing knowledge and building local capacity. Their programs go way beyond just helping animals too. They are transforming peoples lives and improving their communities. As a volunteer I have always felt appreciated and it is clear that everyone on the team plays a vital role. The lead veterinarians does a great job of keeping the team on task and making sure things run smoothly. Its very clear that everyone in this organization is very dedicated to improving the lives of animals. It is very hard work but very rewarding! I think they are a great organization.

Todo Mascota C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

No me queda mas que agradecer de corazón a World Vets y sus voluntarios por el trabajo incansable de esos dias que estuvieron por Paraguay. Excelentes personas, excelentes profesionales! Aprendi mucho trabajando con ellos y esa enseñanza hoy la aplico en mi vida cotidiana.. Muchísimas gracias y les esperamos de vuelta siempre! Todavía hay mucho mucho por hacer :)

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Trabajar con World Vets ha sido una experiencia que ha cambiado mi vida, soy voluntaria desde el 2011 he participado en 5 campañas de esterilización en CUSCO- PERÚ- SOUTH AMERICA y desde la primera vez que trabaje con ellos pude conocer gente maravillosa, voluntarios de todo el mundo a los cuáles solo les interesa ayudar sin importar lugar, clima, o condiciones en las cuáles ellos trabajan durante todo el día. Aprendí mucho acerca de esterilizar perros y gatos, técnicas que nunca había visto en la escuela de veterinaria, y que sin ningún tipo de egoísmo los doctores de World Vets me enseñaron, técnicas rápidas y muy seguras, desde la anestesia hasta el post operatorio. La preocupación por cada uno de los pacientes es maravillosa, además de proveer servicios de desparasitación, consultas, vacunación, entre otras. Ser voluntaria de World Vets es para mí un sueño hecho realidad, gracias a cada una de las visitas de World Vets a mi ciudad y de pasarme aprendiendo sin perder ni un solo detalle del manejo de todos los dias de clínica, es que pude graduarme de la escuela de veterinaria, hice un trabajo de investigación relacionado al material que usan para reemplazar la sutura dérmica, gracias a esto pude conseguir mi diploma y convertirme en Veterinaria, sintiéndome más que feliz y agradecida con esta experiencia, además de ser considerada como parte de World Vets, lo cuál me hace sentir mucho ORGULLO!
Yo me estoy preparando para algún día poder ir a Granada Training center, y aprender más de World Vets, ademas de seguir ayudando animales de manera segura y con más preparación. Gracias a las donaciones que recibe World Vets muchísimos perros y gatos reciben ayuda, evitando así cualquier tipo de sufrimiento animal. Mi ciudad Cusco está más que agradecida con toda la ayuda que provee World Vets, ¡¡¡ayuda gratuita!!! (no mucha gente ayuda a los animales en Perú).
Ellos muchas veces entregan medicinas para el dolor, antibióticos, y tratamientos tópicos sin ningún costo, además de las esterilizaciones. World Vets es una organización maravillosa que provee ayuda sin esperar ninguna retribución a cambio! Gracias a Dios por esta la oportunidad que me dio de conocer a gente tan maravillosa!
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Working with World Vets has been an experience that has changed my life , I volunteer since 2011 in five sterilization campaigns in my city CUSCO - PERU -SOUTH AMERICA and from the first time I worked with them I met wonderful people, volunteers from all the world which are only interested in helping regardless of location , climate, or conditions under which they work all day . I learned a lot about dogs and cats spay and neuter, never seen before techniques in my veterinary school , and without any selfishness World Vets doctors taught me, fast, very secure techniques , from anesthesia to post-op . Concern for each of the patients is wonderful , besides providing deworming services , consultations , vaccinations , among others.
Volunteering with World Vets is my dream come true , thanks to each of the visits of World Vets to my city and spend learning without losing a single detail of the management of all clinical days is that I graduated from veterinary school , I did a research paper related to the material used to replace the skin suture , thanks to this I could get my degree and become a veterinary , feeling more happy and thankful for this experience , besides being considered voluntary World Vets .
I am preparing to one day be able to go to Granada Training center , and learn more about World Vets , in addition to continue helping animals safely and more prepared . Thanks to the donations received World Vets many dogs and cats are helped, avoiding any kind of animal suffering. My city Cusco is more than grateful for all the help that provides World Vets , free help ! They often deliver pain medication , antibiotics, and topical treatments at no cost , plus sterilizations. World Vets is a wonderful organization that provides help without expecting any reward in return! Thanks God for the opportunity and for let me know very wonderful people!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

So I was looking for a way to travel and be useful and apply the only thing I know which is veterinary medicine and one day after collecting the mail...a journal fell open to a page with an article about World Vets. Not only did the opportunity check all the boxes above but also provided a chance to work with new vet students which I had done before and loved. So there I had it - everything I wanted wrapped into one great trip. And I was not let down. I have to admit that in the back of my mind I was not too sure about the true need for spay/neuter services in a Central American country but I was gratified to experience that what we had to offer was indeed much needed, wanted, and appreciated. And, I was pleased to learn that we were able to offer more than just surgery services. This was easily one of the best experiences of my life and the World Vets program is one I will continue to be a part of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the opportunity to be an intern for the World Vets IVM Program in Granda, Nicaragua and it was a life changing experience for me. I had the time of my life and am/was so proud to represent such an awesome organization. I learned more about spaying and neutering than I could have imagined. I was given many hands on opportunities in the clinic and during the community outreach days. The education World Vets provides to the people of the community to help improve animal welfare is invaluable. They are teaching people how to care for their animals which in turn is improving the animal population and animal lives in the city of Granda. The housing and amenities were fantastic. I could not believe that I had the ability to be on the internet, had hot water, and air conditioning. My trip with World Vets gave me an amazing opportunity to meet so many new and interesting people. If you are interested in a veterinary trip I could not recommended a better organization to go with. My only recommendation to people going on trips with any group going out of the country is be willing to take anything unusual that may happen and chalk it up to a great experience. Sometimes water in all of Granda would go out or the whole city would lose power or the internet would go out. These things are out of the organizations hands, so be prepared to take these unusual things with a grain of salt and enjoy the experience.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer with World Vets for 3 years, and I have a great deal of respect and admiration for all the people I have met during the six spay & neuter campaigns I have participated in. Most recently I traveled with my World Vets team to a remote area in Guatemala. It was a pilot project to the town of Livinston, and it was a huge success ! I have gained a lot of experience on each one of the trips I have been on, and I hope to continue with a trip or two a year. I also think it is money well spent, and I would not hesitate to recommend World Vets to anyone wanting to help make a difference !

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have participated in week long spay/neuter World Vet clinics in countries throughout both Central and South America over the last several years. Each experience brings me closer to what really is important in a veterinarian's life, to not only help an animal of total innocence live a healthier, longer life in the care of a person who really loves their pet, but also to educate local veterinarians and animal rescue groups to realize their incredible potential in places requiring such a need. Each experience was filled with hard work, adventure, and meeting individuals from all over. Each experience has created a fantastic memory that gives me the desire to always want to return.

OSU_PetDoc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on three missions with World Vets and plan to do at least one a year throughout the duration of my career. The experience is always very rewarding and everyone is so appreciative of the work we do. As volunteers and representatives of World Vets we are treated with respect and kindness by clients and organizational members themselves. In my opinion, that speaks volumes of the organizations reputation! My work fulfills me in so many ways however, my work with World Vets is fulfilling in a completely different way and I walk away knowing I have made a difference!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My entire experience working with World Vets was simply amazing. I volunteered as a vet tech working in Granada, Nicaragua during the debut of the International Veterinary Medicine Program. It was very well organized and the World Vet staff showed endless compassion, patience and they enjoyed their work wholeheartedly. The impact made, not only for our four-legged friends, but for the people of Granada, in just one session (10 days) was immeasurable. Our schedule also allowed for ample time to visit/explore the culture while visiting. I strongly recommend anyone to volunteer with this outstanding organization and I know I am ready to plan my next expedition with WV!

Sarah63

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on one World Vets trip to Granada Nicaragua. It´s great knowing an organization is making a difference but nothing is more rewarding and life-changing than getting to see it first hand. I am truly amazed with the services World vets provides....which is all free by the way. They are a hard working group of people with a clear simple vision...to help the plight of animals. While volunteering I saw the careful and thoughtful planning involved with working in another country and the relationships developed with the Nicaraguan vets to provide the best quality medicine. Had a blast teaching, meeting people, and exploring as well! If you are looking for an organization to volunteer your time to or donate World Vets is an amazing organization to start with.

Lisa85

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered twice with World Vets and will join them again this October. Originally I volunteered knowing very little about this organization, apart from their web site. Upon signing up and actually attending my first trip, I quickly discovered the following: World Vets is a driven, committed organization. They don't cut corners and they do everything in their power to ensure the animals in the locations they assist receive the most Veterinary care they can offer. Volunteers are treated with respect, and are given a nice balance of "free" time versus "work" time. And as a non-Veterinarian, I was thrilled that the trips allowed me to learn and master new skills. This is a top-notch organization and I look forward to supporting it for many years to come.

Niki3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This will be my 3rd World Vets trip this coming March. I love going on these trips. World Vets is a great organization and a great experience. The trips are well organized, fun and hard work. It is a very rewarding experience on a personal level. The locals are so happy to have us there and happy to learn about how to make animal lives better. It is a tough world for animals in these countries and with World Vets presents it will help to improve the lives of the animals and their people.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Truly a great organization to work for. I went to Thailand during the floods in 2011 to help out with animal rescue. The team that I worked with showed more heart, and the true sprite of volunteerism. I feel honored to be able to help out a great cause and hope to do more work.

Colleen9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on 5 different trips with World Vets now, helping both large animals and small animals, and I'm planning to do more. I've enjoyed seeing different parts of the world and having the opportunity to help people and animals in each country. I love working closely with the local veterinarians and humane societies, this is an experience of getting to know the locals and I feel like I learn so much more about the culture (and their animals) than if I were to go to this country on my own.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Highly recommend World Vets trips for the newly graduated Vet students. Surgical experience/training from top notch veterinary team leaders. Worth every penny!

1 Tomasina L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with World Vets on two missions and both experiences have been amazing. On my first trip I joined a team organizing a spay/neuter campaign in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. My second experience was as a World Vets representative on the US military's Continuing Promise 2011, an annual joint military-civilian humanitarian mission to Central and Latin America. What strikes me the most thinking back on the trips is how much I, personally, learned and the difference that we made. For example, World Vets has been a presence in San Juan del Sur for a few years now and that presence has made a tangible difference in the community. Folks bring their animals back to the clinics to stay current on vaccines. And, according to our trip leader, the trip I was on was the first time we saw puppies and kittens come in for spay and neuter--this is almost unheard of in a lot of Central American communities. I am really proud to be a part of World Vets' efforts and will definitely continue after I gain my DVM.

2 Lauren22

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of working with World Vets at their new training center in Granada, Nicaragua. The training center is a teaching hospital where veterinary students from Nicaragua and abroad can learn and practice spay/neuter techniques. I was very impressed by the quality of the facility and the equipment. They provide the best patient care with no cost to the owner. World Vets makes a huge impact on the community through spay/neuter, vaccination and education about proper animal care. I also think that World Vets does an amazing job of taking care of their volunteers. A lot of programs forget the role of volunteer in making a non profit successful. World Vets makes you feel included and part of a team no matter your skill level. I would recommend this organization to anyone!

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with World Vets on three separate occasions and its incredible the impact this organization is making. World Vets makes a difference in communities by not only providing veterinary care in the form of examinations, surgeries, vaccinations, medications, and food when necessary but also by educating the public. I will definitely be continuing my participation with this organization!