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Welcome! - Updated 10/26/15 - 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:

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.


Attending the Veterinary Dental Forum in Monterey Halloween weekend? Several of our doctos will be lecturing and conducting labs. Have a look at the schedule HERE.

Have a read of the article published by Henry Schein Animal Health on pages 22-24 of their February 2015 Digital edition or download the .pdf HERE.

Click HERE to Donate to help us continue our work

Missions: 10/26/15 update!

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

Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED

Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary - November 21-22,, 2015

PEIVDF will be returning the Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Locust Grove, GA on the weekend of November 21-22, 2015. The patient list currently includes 3 bears, a capuchin, and several birds. This is your chance to learn "orthobeakics" from the master - Dr Peter Emily.

PEIVDF is calling for 3 students for this teaching mission. This will be a small team, so it will be a great learning opportunity. Visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply to attend this mission.

We will also have room for one tourist. To find out about tourist spots, visit our Big 5 Benefactor page. Level 3 Leopard included one tourist spot.

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


Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING

Exotic Feline Rescue Center - Spring 2016

PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in the Spring of 2016. 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.

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


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.

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


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:


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 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.