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Welcome! - Updated 06/03/14

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 over 5 years, our small charity has:

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.


Our sponsor list is growing! Thank you to our generous sponsors! We couldn't do what we do without your help! To become a sponsor of PEIVDF, click HERE to visit our Big 5 Benefactor page for more information.

A HUGE thanks to iM3 Inc. USA for donating another CR-7 dental radiograph unit to PEIVDF. These units are an enormous help in patient diagnosis, produce great images, and are easy to use. Having consistent equipment across our kits also means less time spent training our quartermasters on the use of new equipment.

Click HERE to Donate to help us continue our work

Missions: 06/0314 update! MISSIONS SCHEDULED

Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:

Upcoming Mission: CLOSED

Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center - July 26-27, 2014

PEIVDF will be sending a modest-sized team to the Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center in Locust Grove, GA on the weekend of July 26-27, 2014. There's quite an interesting patient mix this trip - a Cavy, (2) tigers, a bear, a Kinkajou, a Coatimundi, and possibly some primates (Spider Monkey, Baboon, Gibbon, Capuchin).

The mission is fully staffed.

To learn more about the Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center, please visit their website:

Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED AND OPEN

Black Pine Animal Sanctuary - June 28-29, 2014

PEIVDF has scheduled a mission to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion IN for the weekend of June 28-29, 2014.

We are calling for 2 students for this mission. We will be operating one table, for 2 days, with a patient roster of 7, including: a lion, 3 tigers, 2 cougars, and a black bear.

If you are interested in attending this mission, and have already sent in your VDWoB Worker Questionnaire, just send us an email indicating your interest to, with Black Pine in the subject line. If you haven't yet sent us a completed VDWoB Questionnaire, you can download the Word .doc from our site under Forms/Mission Forms.

To learn more about Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, please visit their website:

The Wildcat Sanctuary - Late Summer - Early Fall 2014

PEIVDF will be returning to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN in the late Summer or early Fall - certainly before the snow starts to fly again! The details of the patient list are as yet unknown.

To learn more about the The Wildcat Sanctuary, visit their website:


Exotic Feline Rescue Center - FALL 2014

PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center during the Fall. We expect to have the usual mix of lions and tigers (no bears...) As soon as we have a date scheduled, we'll announce it here and on our website and Facebook page.

To learn more about the Exotic Feline Rescue Center, visit their website:


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 or a repeat mission attendee? 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 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.