Vets on the frontline of conservation

WVI is a British charity which has been providing critical veterinary support to international wildlife and conservation projects since 2004.

We are a small organisation with minimal administrative costs but access to top quality wildlife veterinary expertise across a wide range of different species.

WVI is now recognised as a leader in the field of wildlife and conservation medicine and is frequently asked to tackle new projects and problems.

WVI’s world-class veterinary team works at the cutting edge of wildlife medicine, providing an essential part of the conservation puzzle.

With funding and practical support, WVI ensures specialist wildlife veterinary surgeons can work on the ground alongside local organisations that are battling to save endangered animals across the globe.

People are often not aware of the veterinary aspects of conservation programmes, and yet they can be critical to success. Infectious diseases in particular are now a very big cause for concern for many conservationists working with vulnerable wildlife populations. WVI is actively involved with research into new disease threats and how these can be tackled effectively.

With a good track record of successful projects in Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia (Sumatra), Russia, India, Zimbabwe, Mauritius and the Seychelles, as well as in the UK, WVI is now recognised as a leader in the field of wildlife and conservation medicine.

As a result, we are increasingly being asked to tackle new projects and challenges.

We are determined to firmly establish the veterinary aspect as an essential, integral part of wildlife conservation projects, an aim shared and supported by our dedicated Patrons and Trustees.

Thanks to our independent veterinary specialists, including world-renowned big cat expert Dr John Lewis, and avian expert Andrew Greenwood, WVI is a highly respected player on the world conservation stage and is making a real difference to the survival of endangered species.

WVI's Objectives

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Global Tiger Day: Rehab and reintroduction

It is Global Tiger Day on Saturday (29th July).  To celebrate we would like to tell you about the trip Dr John Lewis, our...

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Protecting Paradise

WVI provides regular hands-on training, advice and equipment to local conservation societies in the Seychelles...

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On Friday 19th May, hundreds and thousands of primary schoolchildren all over the UK will be attempting to set a new Guinness™ World Record by taking part in the largest sponsored walk

Saving some of the planet’s rarest creatures from extinction needs expert help, and WVI can supply that when and where it’s needed.

Steve Leonard, Veterinary Surgeon and TV Presenter


WVI is indebted to the generous individuals and organisations whose ongoing support - financial, moral and in kind - allows us to deliver our conservation objectives.