Vet Ventures will be heading back to Belize at the end of January to once again work with the Belmopan Humane Society for a 2 day campaign. We will then head to Punta Gorda Belize for a 3 day campaign with the Punta Gorda Humane Society. We have set up a You Caring fundraiser to help with the purchase of medical and surgical supplies. Please help if you can.
Our next campaign is in the fundraising, planning, and organization phase. We will be travelling to Belize in May and working with 3 great humane groups - SAGA Humane Society, Caye Caulker Humane Society, and Belmopan Humane Society. We will be taking a team of 9 Vet Ventures volunteers to provide spay/neuter services and medical care. Stay tuned for more details on our team and their preparation to head to Belize.
The Vet Ventures team is on the ground in Nadi Fiji! Today they are unpacking, sorting, and repacking all the supplies we shipped via freighter. Today they worked in the Animals Fiji clinic in Nadi while waiting for the supplies to arrive from Suva. Once all the supplies are organized they will catch a boat for the first stop on their trip to Malolo Laiali Island.
Dr. Ailien Britt, one of our team leaders, examining a patient at the Nadi clinic.
Vet Ventures would like to welcome Sylvia Oglesbee to the Vet Ventures Board of Directors. Please see her bio on the Board Members page.
Unfortunately we had to postpone our trip to Fiji in 2012, but we are back on for 2013. We will be working with the West Charity Trust to do a campaign in or around Nadi Fiji. Dates TBA, but will be sometime in Aug, Sept, or Oct 2013 for a 2 week campaign. So stay tuned.
We will be heading on our next spay-neuter campaign from October 1-21, 2012 to Fiji to work with the Fiji SPCA.
Now to gather the team, supplies and funds to make this a successful campaign and help the animals and people of Fiji.
If you are interested in helping please contact Vet Ventures!
Thank you to the Vet Ventures volunteers, led by Board Member Dr. Suz Thomas for completing another successful campaign in Peru. We will be posting pictures soon on the website as well as our Facebook page.
Again our thanks to our volunteers, a group that was truly international this time around!!!!
Suzanne Thomas - vet (Fox Island, WA USA)
Esther Keevash (UK)- vet
Sarah Hamilton (UK)- vet
Ruth Barrett (Australia)- vet
David Collyer (UK)- vet
Deb Campbell (Boston, MA USA)- vet
Bridget Barry (Ithaca, NY USA)- LVT
Morgan Van Fleet (Portland, OR USA)- LVT
Tracey Peters (New Zealand)- LVT
Kristen Winn (Portland, OR USA) - vet assistant
Carolyn Henderson (Vancouver, BC Canada)- vet assistant
Reports from Dr. Suzanne Thomas today is that the Vet Ventures Team journied up the Amazon to the village of Cuchillo Cocha where they had a line of patients waiting for them. In her words the team "rocked it".
The Vet Ventures team is on the ground in Iquitos, Peru. This is the second trip Vet Ventures has made to the Amazon region of Peru to work with Amazon CARES. The team is being lead by board member Dr. Suzanne Thomas of Fox Island, WA. Word from Suzanne today is that the team will be heading up the Amazon to the village of Caballococha on Wednesday. Join us in wishing the team the best of luck and safe travels as they work to help the animals and people of Peru!
Just announced - Campaign Fiji Islands 2012!! We will be partnering with the SPCA Fiji Islands for a 4 week campaign starting October 1, 2012. This will be our longest mission to date. Stay tuned in to our web and Facebook pages for details as they come together.