Welcome! - Updated 8/7/15 - NEW MISSION SCHEDULED!
Welcome to The Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF).
The mission of PEIVDF is to provide advanced veterinary dental services for the benefit of captive exotic animals located in facilities in the US and abroad through an increase in the provision of advanced veterinary dental services and veterinary dental education.
PEIVDF began conducting Missions in October 2008, first as a private foundation, now as a public 501(c)(3) charity. In just under 7 years, our small charity has:
- Treated 296 animals at 17 sanctuaries during 49 missions:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 405 Root Canal Therapies, 219 Extractions, and 169 other procedures
This may seem like a lot of animals and a lot of procedures, but remember, there are more than 600 exotic animal sanctuaries and more than 200 zoos and aquariums in the US and Canada alone. That leaves a LOT of animals in need of dental work! Please help us continue our work by DONATING today!
Need to be convinced about how important dental care is to these animals? Click HERE to read this posting on the Wild Animal Sanctuary's site, reporting how much ColoColo's demeanor and energy level have improved since his root canal.
PEIVDF provides their expert services - and the supplies required in the provision of these service - directly to the animals. That way, PEIVDF's efforts directly benefit each animal on which we work. Facilities as a whole do not receive direct monetary benefit from the provision of PEIVDF services.
UPDATES: 7/7/15 NEWS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
A HUGE thanks to all of the sponsors who supported our event at the Veterinary Dental Forum in Atlanta on November 14, 2014! Please visit our Past Events page and our Sponsors page for more infomation.
Missions: 8/7/15 update!
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED
Wildlife Waystation - October 10-11, 2015
PEIVDF will be returning the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, CA on the weekend of October 10-11, 2015. The patient list currently includes 3 tigers, a chimp, a wolf-hybrid, a hyena, and possibly a camel.
PEIVDF has opening for about 4 students and 1 tourist on this mission. To find out about tourist spots, visit our Big 5 Benefactor page. Level 3 Leopard included one tourist spot.
Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING
Exotic Feline Rescue Center - Fall 2015
PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in the Fall of 2015. The patient list is still being developed, but as always, we expect to have the usual mix of lions and tigers (no bears...)
As soon as we have more information on a date and proposed patients, we'll post on FACEBOOK and send out another newsletter.
Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary - Fall 2015
PEIVDF is currently scheduling a return visit to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove GA in the Fall of 2015. As soon as we have more information on a date and proposed patients, we'll post on FACEBOOK and send out another newsletter.
The Wild Animal Sanctuary - UPDATE
The lions from Peru and Colombia being rescued by Animal Defenders International (ADI) will not be coming to The Wild Animal Sanctuary (TWAS) as originally planned. ADI is currently working on the relocation of these animals, and as more is know, we'll let everyone know.
TWAS continue to rescue many animal all year long, and we expect to have some work to do in the Fall.
Wildcat Sanctuary - Spring 2016
Our Fall mission to Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN has been moved to Spring 2016, as all of their residents look to be in good shape. This is a very good thing! PEIVDF loves healthy teeth! As soon as we have more detail on patient list and possible dates, we'll update Facebook and send a newsletter.
To learn more about the Wildcat Sanctuary, visit their website: www.wildcatsanctuary.org
We are also working on scheduling missions to new facilities, but are still in the developmental phase. Watch this space and sign up for our newsletter to be the first to know!
To sign up, enter your email address in the "Join our eNewsletter" field in our page header, select Missions, and submit. That's all there is to it.
Are you AVDC or FAVD and interested in attending our missions? Contact us about possible discounted or waived tuition rates, or click HERE for more information.
To apply to attend our upcoming missions, if you haven't already done so, please fill out your completed VDWoB Worker Questionnaire, and email it to email@example.com. Please indicate which mission you are applying to attend. If we already have your VDWoB app, just send an email to the address above indicating which mission you are interested in attending.
For more information on these and other upcoming missions, please visit our Current Missions page.