At Vets International, our mission is to enhance the health of humans, animals, and the environment through the use of sound veterinary care and expertise. We do this by partnering with like-minded groups world-wide. Our goal is to train local men and women in sustainable and repeatable solutions that will not only improve the communities in which we work, but also the world.
Companion Animal Program
Our companion animal program aims to promote responsible dog and cat ownership which will ultimately improve animal welfare, and decrease disease in humans and their furry companions.
We accomplish this by partnering with like-minded organizations on the ground who maintain a constant presence in their communities.
Our partner in Chile and Guatemala is the Global Alliance for Animals and People. The projects we work together on include:
A little over a century ago, there were over 100,000. Today, they are endangered; their estimated number is between 3,500 to 5,000. Ivory poaching, illegal logging, and loss of habitat threaten their survival.
Our goal is to improve the welfare and living conditions of captive Asian elephants as well as the community’s livestock and companion animals through our veterinary care program.
Our mobile elephant clinics enable elephants to receive year-round vet care. The mobile clinics also serve the baby elephant population which are at the greatest risk for fatality due to a virus called Elephant Endotheliotropic Herpesvirus (EEHV). To date, this virus is the most concerning infectious disease in captive elephants.
Women, Goats and Peace Project
Sauti Moja is a Community Based Organization (CBO) working in Marsabit County, Kenya dedicated to enhancing the livelihoods and food security of vulnerable women and children in pastoralist communities. The County is in the arid area of Northern Kenya, where there is too little water to grow crops, but animals such as goats or camels can survive by grazing the pastures and shrubs. There are large numbers of destitute female-headed households (mostly widows) unable to provide adequate food and other basic needs for their children due to loss of their livestock. The Sauti Moja project provides groups of widows with livestock (goats or camels) as a “loan” plus animal health and management training and veterinary medicines.
The goal is a reduction in extreme poverty in the targeted pastoral communities and access to sustainable livestock health services .