This summer World Vets had a veterinary team in Roatan, Honduras to provide free veterinary services for wildlife and exotics.
A big issue in this particular region is the Illegal pet trade and the trafficking of wildlife. As such, the government faces a huge challenge with managing confiscated or abandoned animals. A temporary solution is finding wildlife sanctuaries that can care for these animals with the combination of sustainable tourism and education. These facilities are in turn accredited by the government and as a rule, do not buy or sell wildlife. For this project, World Vets partnered with these operations to provide needed veterinary care. The majority of our work during this campaign included exams, blood work, parasite testing and treatment and some minor surgical procedures.
We would like to thank our outstanding team of passionate professionals and students! We would also like to extend our gratitude to Maya Key, the Governor of the Bay Islands and the Director of the Wildlife Health Department for their support and collaboration.
Humpback Whale Successfully Disentangled off the Washington Coast
World Vets was proud to take part in a successful whale disentanglement that recently occurred off the Washington coast.
Last month a
trained team freed an entangled humpback whale near Tatoosh Island at the tip of Washington's Olympic Peninsula, removing ropes that had hog-tied the whale between its mouth and tail. The team included members from SR3: Sealife Response, Rehabilitation, and Research; Cascadia Research Collective; the Makah Tribe; Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife; and World Vets. Response teams must complete extensive training and work under a NOAA Fisheries permit because disentangling large whales can be difficult and dangerous.
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World Vets IVM Program in New Location!
The International Veterinary Medicine (IVM) Program is World Vets official student program. It provides students with an opportunity to receive one on one instruction in relation to the preparation, execution and recovery of patients from spay and neuter surgery. Students stand to benefit from this multi - disciplinary training and cultural experience as it will enhance their education and give them a broader understanding of international veterinary medicine. Read more
To date this program has been offered in Nicaragua and Ecuador. It will now be offered in Peru as a field medicine clinic starting this December! Opportunities for students still exist on our Winter IVM session scheduled to take place in Cusco, Peru from Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 3, 2020. Find out more!