Worldwide Veterinary Service is a registered UK charity whose emphasis is on providing a sustainable veterinary resource to help animal organisations around the world.
We work with all species and our volunteer teams are aimed not only at improving animal welfare but also at benefiting the local communities in which they work. By reducing feral dog populations for example, we can help control zoonotic (infectious to humans) diseases such as rabies and leishmaniasis. By helping train equine paramedics in developing countries we benefit communities that depend on working equines for the mainstay of their economy.
WVS seeks to alleviate suffering and improve the welfare and moral perception of animals worldwide by:
WVS was founded at the end of 2002 and registered as a charity in 2003. WVS evolved so that it would be available to help charitable organisations dealing with any species of animal. The goal was to create a charity that would enable volunteers with different specialities and experiences to be directed to charities that could most benefit from their help.
Based in the village of Cranborne, on the edge of the New Forest in the South of England. The building serves as both office and bookshop and is right on the corner of Wimborne Street as you swoop into the village.
The WVS Team is comprised of a mix of volunteers and paid staff.
Teams sent: 63
Charities helped: 214
Veterinary aid parcels sent: 600
Animals treated: 15,593