Welcome! - Updated 05/10/13
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 3 1/2 years, our small charity has:
- Treated 134 animals at 13 sanctuaries during 28 rescue operations:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 267 Root Canal Therapies, 141 Extractions, and 45 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.
MISSIONs: 05/10/13 update! MISSIONS SCHEDULED
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Mission: SPRING-SUMMER 2013
The Wildcat Sanctuary - May 18-19, 2013
PEIVDF is returning to The Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN for our third mission to this great facility. The current patient list includes a serval, chausie, lynx, cougar, and a tiger.
Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center - JULY 13-14, 2013
PEIVDF will be returning to Noah's Ark Rehabilitation Center in Locust Grove, GA for our second mission to this great facility. The current patient roster for this 2-working day mission includes: a tiger, a spider monkey, (3) Capuchin, 1-2 wolves, and possibly a beaver.
To be among the first to know when more mission dates are set, keep checking our site and sign up for our eNewsletter. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
PEIVDF is now on Facebook! Click on the link in the header to be taken to our Facebook page. Here, we'll update you with breaking news, interesting day-to-day tidbits about the foundation (if any!), and anything else we think might be of interest. Visit the page often to keep up to date with PEIVDF.