Wildlife Vets International

Wildlife Vets International

Charity information

Wildlife Vets International

Wildlife Vets International (WVI) is a British charity, created in 2005 to ensure the survival of endangered species by injecting veterinary expertise to the heart of conservation.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Our mission is to save Endangered species through;
    - Building recognition that veterinary expertise is CORE to SUCCESSFUL conservation
    - Increasing local capability
    - Providing veterinary expertise
    - Increasing both human and animal welfare

    Wildlife Vets International (WVI) is a British registered charity, created in 2005 by a group of highly experienced zoo and wildlife vets to give conservationists the specialist veterinary support and skills they need. WVI delivers veterinary expertise to endangered species conservation projects worldwide and works at the centre of field operations saving threatened and endangered animals. A particular strength is the education and training of local staff working hands-on in the animals' natural range. This capacity building ensures that WVI delivers long-lasting benefits to projects, thereby contributing to sustainable solutions for protecting endangered species. Through working closely with zoos, conservation charities and governments, WVI is uniquely placed to provide help where it is needed most.

    The veterinary services WVI offers are provided by selected leading veterinary specialists seconded to projects from their everyday work. WVI has an excellent track record of delivering support to a wide range of projects; Seychellois and Mauritian species conservation programmes; the reintroduction of the Amur leopard (Russian Far East), tigers across its range, painted dogs in Zimbabwe and primates in Nigeria and Vietnam.

  • Aims

    Wildlife Vets International aims to:

    • We aim to build recognition that veterinary expertise is CORE to SUCCESSFUL conservation. Increasingly, disease is becoming a major threat to endangered species.
    • We aim to provide veterinary EXPERTISE, taylored to the species and situation.
    • We aim to increase local capability in wildlife medicine. Largely this is aimed at vets and field staff in the countries we work in.
    • We aim to increasing both human and animal welfare through veterinary medicine (e.g. vaccinating domestic dogs against rabies).
  • Overview

    Established: May 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1109670

    Board members: 4

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 01535 661 298

    Address: Station House Parkwood Street Keighley West Yorkshire BD21 4NQ

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