WORLD VETS

Gig Harbor, WA   |  www.worldvets.org

Mission

World Vets provides veterinary aid in developing countries and disaster relief worldwide. In the Pacific Northwest, our work focuses on improving the health and welfare of marine wildlife by responding to sick, injured or stranded marine mammals, and working to advance scientific knowledge and understanding to help protect and conserve the regions critical marine ecosystems.

Ruling year info

2006

CEO, veterinarian

Dr Cathy King, DVM, MS, PhD

Main address

9711 Moller Dr NW

Gig Harbor, WA 98332 USA

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EIN

20-4637447

NTEE code info

Veterinary Services (D40)

International Relief (Q33)

International Agricultural Development (Q31)

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Our programs

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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.

Population(s) Served

World Vets provides international disaster relief services to support the rescue and care of animals impacted by disasters.  Large disasters World Vets has responded to include the Australia Bushfires, West Coast Wildfires, Nepal Earthquake, Philipines Typhoon, Bosnia Floods, Nicaragua Floods, Haiti Earthquake, Japan Tsunami, Thailand Floods, North Dakota Floods.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

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.

Population(s) Served

In the Pacific Northwest, World Vets provides rescue and response for stranded, injured and sick marine mammals. Working under an official federal permit, World Vets provides emergency veterinary response, beach response and rescue, disease investigations, triage and short-term in clinic care for stranded marine mammals throughout Washington. We also provide necropsies on animals that have been found dead, to determine cause of death. World Vets has primary coverage for Vashon-Maury Island and responds to calls statewide at the request of other stranding network partners.Our work involves a wide variety of marine mammals including Harbor seals, Harbor Porpoise, Guadalupe fur seals, Elephant seals, Northern fur seals, Gray Whales, Orcas, Humpback Whales, Sei whales, Striped Dolphin, Sea Turtle, Dall’s Porpoise, Steller sea lions and California sea lions.

Population(s) Served

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Financials

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WORLD VETS

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
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Board chair

Susan Paseman

No Affiliation

Term: 2011 -

Susan Paseman

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No