Vet Ventures

About Us


After many years of volunteering abroad, Dr. Joi Sutton DVM recognized that the need to help animals internationally was immense.  Despite many organizations doing good work, there were more areas in need than organizations to help.  Veterinary Ventures was conceived to help fill this gap with it’s mission to provide humane veterinary care to the under-served animals and communities of the world.   In June of 2005, after months of planning and preparing by Dr. Sutton and the founding board members – Sandy Still PharmD, Amber Holland, Martee Pennel DVM, Duane Schaad DVM, Ben Hendrix DVM, and Bob Callahan JD – the organization was incorporated and gained it’s tax-exempt status with the State of Oregon.

In January of 2006, Veterinary Ventures completed it’s first trip to American Samoa. Twenty volunteers made this inaugural trip.   After one grueling month of campaigning close to 800 animals were spayed or neutered, and the islands population of dogs, cats, and humans are forever grateful.


Bringing humane veterinary care to the animals of the world.

The mission of Veterinary Ventures is to promote, by providing direct veterinary services, the humane treatment and care of animals in needy regions of the world.

Veterinary Ventures seeks areas of the world lacking adequate veterinary care and collaborates with local animal groups to set up spay/neuter campaigns in attempt to humanely control stray animal populations. Once a spay/neuter campaign has been established, Veterinary Ventures encourages local humane societies and animal care groups to institute long-term veterinary care.