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Welcome! - Updated 11/4/14

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 6 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 all of the sponsors who are supporting our event at the Veterinary Dental Forum in Atlanta on November 14, 2014! Please visit our Upcoming Events page and our Sponsors page for more infomation.

Click HERE to Donate to help us continue our work

Missions: 11/4/14 update! MISSIONS IN SCHEDULING

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


Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center - November 17, 2014

PEIVDF will be returning to Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center in Locust Grove GA - just outside of Atlanta, on November 17, 2014.

We have a new patient on the roster -Tuffy, an American Black Bear. Tuffy is very lucky to have found his new home at Noah's Ark, and PEIVDF will be working on a couple of fractured canines. According to Noah's Ark, "Like most pet bears, he arrived overweight and fully declawed and exhibits stereotypical behaviors ( such as turning in circles, pacing, etc) due to long term stress and confinement. We are very happy about our new member and look forward to providing years of a blessed life for this magnificent creature." Well, PEIVDF are happy to help Tuffy live a happy and pain free life at Noah's Ark.

We will also be rechecking Frank, the Lemur, and Hambone, the Capuchin. We will also be working on several avian patients. This is your chance to learn "orthobeakics" from The Master - Dr. Peter Emily.

You'll be able to work closely with Dr. Emily and PEIVDF doctors on diagnosis and treatment for a number of avian patients. Noah's Ark will also be providing an in-depth behind-the-scenes tour of their wonderful sanctuary! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity! Retail Value: Priceless, but the IRS requires that we assign a figure to it... so, $500.00.

To register for a spot, visit our How to Help/Donate Funds page, and scroll down until you see the photo of the Toucan. Add a spot or two to your bag, and check out. In order to attend, we'll need your completed VDWoB Worker Questionnaire. So, if you haven't already sent one in to us, please download the Word .doc HERE, complete it, save it, and email it back to us at:

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


Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING

The Wild Animal Sanctuary - early Spring 2015

PEIVDF will be returning to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg CO likely some time in the Spring to work on lions being rescued from circuses in Peru by Animal Defenders International. Like Bolivia, Peru recently banned the use of exotic animals in circuses. ADI is currently in Peru rounding up all the animals for relocation to sanctuaries in country and abroad. The dates and the details of the patient list are as yet unknown, as the confiscation process is still on-going.

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


Exotic Feline Rescue Center - SPRING 2015

PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center during the Spring 2015. 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.