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Welcome! - Updated 7/7/15

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 about 6 1/2 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.


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.

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.

Click HERE to Donate to help us continue our work

Missions: 7/7/15 update!

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

Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED


No missions scheduled yet. Check back soon, or Like our Facebook page for the most up-to-date news.


Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING

Peru - August/September, 2015

PEIVDF will likely be returning to Peru some time in late August/early September, to work on the lions rescued by Animal Defenders International. Though the animals will not be rehomed at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg CO, they will be rehomed at another sanctuary as yet unamed. In the interim, there are at least 24 animals that require treatment. Details on the mission are in the formative stages still. It is as yet unknown whether this will be a teaching mission, or a treatment-only mission. As soon as we have further information, we will post an update to Facebook.

To learn more about the Animal Defenders International, visit their website:


The Wild Animal Sanctuary - through Fall 2015

PEIVDF is currently working on scheduling dates to work on new animals from Spain and Mexico that have recently arrived at the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO. As soon as we have dates scheduled, we will update Facebook, the website, and send out a newsletter ASAP.

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


Wildlife Waystation - Fall 2015

PEIVDF hopes to return to the Wildlife Waystation in Sylmar, CA. The mission is still in scheduling for mid- to late-Fall 2015. The patient list currently includes 3 tigers, a chimp, and a wolf-hybrid.

To learn more about the Wildlife Waystation, 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.