Equine America are delighted to support World Veterinary Service!
Thanks to the MVS for the insight into the lifechanging work they do and the stories of the animals they help!
Right now, thousands of animals are suffering silently with no chance of ever receiving veterinary care. Like you, we don't think this is fair.
Worldwide Veterinary Service provides free expert care to animals in need all over the world. We do this by sending vets where they are needed most, training them to increase the standard of care globally and by shipping urgent aid supplies worldwide, every week of the year.
In 2022, thanks to the incredible support of our members, volunteers and partners, we performed 25,136 sterilisation surgeries, administered 34,538 vaccinations, sent 478 aid parcels to 175 animal charities globally, and directly treated 6,072 working animals.
But it’s not just about treating individual animals. It’s also crucial to ensure effective care can be continued after treatment. That’s why our interventions were supported by educational workshops for owners and training for local veterinary professionals.
At our International Training Centres, we delivered world-class surgical training to 586 vet students and professionals, and we trained a further 609 vets through our All-Terrain Clinic, Taskforce, and outreach programmes. Our WVS Academy which provides free online resources for the global veterinary community, continued to grow, and enabled us to reach more vets this year than ever before. We also trained 1,058 veterinary assistants and non-veterinary participants, such as animal handlers.
Maggie, a sweet 7-month-old stray puppy, was found within the Chiang Mai University Campus with visible damage to her eye. Our vets examined Maggie and her symptoms indicated that she was suffering with a bad case of glaucoma, which is caused by fluid build up in the eye and can damage the optic nerve. Because of the severity of the glaucoma, Maggie had become blind in one eye and it was causing her a lot of pain.
The initial treatment included a course of eye drops to reduce the pressure within the eye, before a reassessment to determine if she had any sight in the damaged eye. Unfortunately, Maggie remained blind in this eye, and an enucleation (eye removal) surgery was required. Thankfully, the surgery went well and Maggie made a speedy recovery. It was not long before a family came to see her and instantly fell in love. We were delighted to find her a caring home to give her the life she deserves.
Find out more: wvs.org.uk