Wildlife Vets International
Wildlife Vets International
We support vets and conservationists around the world to use specialist veterinary skills to protect species that are at risk or under threat.
Our vision is to create a world where wildlife survives, thrives and flourishes.
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.
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).
Established: May 2005
Registered Charity Number: 1109670
Board members: 6
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 07508 801 099
Address: Station HouseParkwood StreetKeighleyWest Yorkshire BD21 4NQView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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