Animal related

WORLD VETS

  • Gig Harbor, WA
  • www.worldvets.org

Mission Statement

World Vets provides veterinary aid in developing countries and disaster relief worldwide.

Main Programs

  1. World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center
  2. Animal Disaster Relief Services
  3. Community Wide Spay/Neuter Programs in Developing Countries
  4. Donation of Veterinary Supplies to Charities Worldwide
  5. Livestock and Equine Programs

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Service Areas

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International

World Vets provides veterinary aid in developing countries in Central America, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa, North America, Oceania, SouthEast Asia and disaster relief services worldwide.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2006

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Dr Cathy King

Keywords

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veterinary, international, animal, disaster response, veterinary aid, international volunteer, agriculture

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EIN

20-4637447

 Number

1979859514

Physical Address

802 1st Ave N

Fargo, 58102

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Veterinary Services (D40)

International Relief (Q33)

International Agricultural Development (Q31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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As of 2010, World Vets currently provides veterinary aid to 34 countries on 6 continents working in collaboration with animal welfare groups, foreign governments, US and foreign military groups and veterinary professionals abroad.  World Vets also responds to major disasters worldwide where animals are impacted.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

World Vets Latin America Veterinary Training Center

World Vets runs a year round veterinary training center in Granada, Nicaragua which not only provide high quality training for Latin American veterinarians but also provides a much needed service to the community through an ongoing free spay/neuter program to community animals.  The focus is on high quality patient care for street animals and low-income pet owners.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$125,000.00

Program 2

Animal Disaster Relief Services

World Vets provides international disaster relief services to support the rescue and care of animals impacted by disasters.  Recent disasters World Vets has responded to include the Hait Earthquake, Japan Tsunami, Thailand Floods, North Dakota Floods.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 3

Community Wide Spay/Neuter Programs in Developing Countries

World Vets works in numerous developing communities around the world providing much needed spay/neuter services.  In many of these communities, World Vets has established formal Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with government municipalities which has brought an end to mass poisonings that were previously used to control pet overpopulation.  World Vets Sterilization Campaigns are provided free of charge to the communities.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$300,000.00

Program 4

Donation of Veterinary Supplies to Charities Worldwide

World Vets donates veterinary and pet supplies to areas in need all over the world.  Animal and veterinary charities in developing countries can request donation parcels which include items such as flea and tick medication, antibiotics, leashes, heart worm medicate, parasite-control products, medicated shampoos etc.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$900,000.00

Program 5

Livestock and Equine Programs

World Vets provides direct animal aid, veterinary consulting and education programs geared toward improving the welfare of livestock and working horses and donkeys in developing countries.  All services are provided free of charge.

Category

Animal-Related

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

World Vets provides veterinary aid in developing countries in Central America, South America, Eastern Europe, Africa, North America, Oceania, SouthEast Asia and disaster relief services worldwide.

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Funding Needs

World Vets has ongoing funding needs to maintain and expand veterinary program worldwide.  We currently have a waiting list of over 100 locations worlwide that have requested our services for which project implementaation is awaiting a funding source.

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WORLD VETS

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Principal Officer

Dr Cathy King

BIO

World Vets CEO and founder Dr Cathy King has worked full time in the veterinary industry since 1989.  She has a BS in Veterinary Science; an MS in Animal Science, a PhD in Animal Physiology (with a specialty in reproduction) and her DVM degree from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  She was a private practice veterinarian for 11 years working on both large and small animals, owned a small animal practice for several years and also has several hers experience in academia and research.  She grew up on a small farm and has dedicated her life to helping animals.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"World Vets is run with a small staff and a huge volunteer base of skilled veterinary professionals who donate their time and skills to further the organizations cause through program service and capacity building in areas of the world where animal suffering is often at its greatest and available resources are limited.  Because most of our workforce consists of volunteers who are unpaid but highly skilled and dedicated, we are able to leverage resources and maximize the impact of donated funds."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Susan Paseman

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Term: Jan 2011 -

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