World Vets to be On Board 2016 Pacific Partnership Mission
Photos: World Vets/Camelia Montoy
World Vets has been the veterinary non-governmental organization (NGO) represented on two U.S. Navy led humanitarian aid missions since 2009. These missions facilitate free medical, dental and veterinary services to nations located in the South Pacific, South East Asia, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. World Vets contributes veterinary manpower and skills to accomplish the mission's objectives by organizing volunteer opportunities for veterinary professionals.
The goal of these missions is to strengthen alliances, improve upon the capacity to deliver humanitarian assistance and disaster relief
and finally to improve security cooperation among partner nations.
World Vets veterinary teams live on-board the designated ship for the mission and provide veterinary services onshore. Our teams work alongside and in collaboration with US Army vets and technicians as well as government agencies, educational institutions and local veterinarians and animal health care professionals in host nations.
We are proud to join the 2016 Pacific Partnership mission this year!
Pacific Partnership is an annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters
World Vets Contributes to a Greater Understanding of Canine Transmissible Venereal Tumor (CTVT)
Photo: Empowerment International/Armado Raudez
While conducting veterinary field projects all of the world, World Vets teams continuously encounter cases of canine transmissible venereal tumor (CTVT). CTVT or simply TVT is a tumor that is sexually transmitted from one dog to another.
As our teams encountered many cases in the field, from Nicaragua to Mauritius,
they took samples of these tumors which in turn contributed to a study based out of the University of Cambridge. This study seeks to unravel the history behind, in addition to the anomaly of, CTVT found in dog populations all over the world. Consequently the findings from this study also have great implications for how we may understand cancer found in human populations.
Watch a short video produced by the University of Cambridge that sum's up their work
A donation to World Vets keeps our veterinary and training programs running. It also makes a difference in the lives of all the animals impacted by our aid provided worldwide each year. With your support we can continue to help these animals in need.
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Membership not only provides support for our international veterinary aid projects, it also allows you to secure a position on one of our projects as a volunteer before it is advertised to the general public.
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If you are looking for a way to directly support the veterinary care World Vets provides in the field, we'd like to introduce our first "project specific" fundraisers to benefit our program service efforts in Nicaragua.
Our equine welfare project has been in operation since 2010 and targets the working horse population in and around Granada, Nicaragua. This project facilitates year round de-worming, vaccinations, dental and hoof care, wound treatment and much more. As a result of this initiative, hundreds of horses receive much needed veterinary services each year - all at no cost to their owners. With your help we can continue to provide this care and contribute to the overall health and well being of working horses! Support our Equine Welfare Project
In Granada we also facilitate free sterilization services for cats and dogs at our Latin America Veterinary Training Center (LATC). Each year we perform over 3,000 surgeries adhering to high patient care and safety standards and utilize modern equipment such as gas anesthesia, central oxygen and heart monitors. We also operate countless outreach clinics where we visit rural communities to provide free preventative care treatments for hundreds of animals who lack access to veterinary services. Support our Small Animal endeavors that are based out the LATC and contribute to a better life for the animals of Nicaragua