Conservation charities work hard to protect wild animals and wild places. Without veterinary skills and training, their job is much more difficult. Wildlife Vets International is a new charity created to give conservation workers the veterinary support and skills they need.
We provide veterinary services for conservation projects, training for staff working hands-on with endangered species, and a rapid response to conservation emergencies. We work with field projects on saving rare and endangered animals.
An important part of the work carried out by Wildlife Vets International is the education and training of people who live and work in the animals’ natural range. This training provides people with extra skills, and contributes to sustainable, long-term solutions for preserving endangered species. We hope to improve the relationship between wild animals and the people with whom they share their world.
We work closely with zoos, conservation charities and governments to provide help where it is needed most.
Wildlife Vets International relies totally on the generosity of those who support what we do.
£5 will buy a pack of sterile swabs for treatment of wounds in the field
£22 will anaesthetise a 50kg Amur leopard
£1000 will provide a gas and air field anaesthesia kit for one project
You can make a donation safely and securely to help us to provide care to more animals under threat by clicking here.
‘Your donations are needed to help WVI vets save some of the most endangered species around the world by designing and implementing critical problem solving veterinary programmes, providing veterinary services on site, supplying medicines and medical equipment, training local personnel, and overseeing a wide range of sustainable veterinary specific interventions.’
WVI Patron Kate Humble.
“Wildlife conservation is a very big subject but WVI was interesting because it filled a crucially important but largely unsung gap in projects particularly related to endangered species. As populations decrease or their range comes under pressure from human and domestic animals, specialist veterinary input can become key to survival” Peter Coe, Trustee