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Welcome! - Updated 3/24/15 NEW MISSIONS 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 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.


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: 3/24/15 update! NEW MISSIONS SCHEDULED!

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

Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED

Exotic Feline Rescue Center - May 16-17, 2015

PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center on the weekend of May 16-17, 2015. The patient list is still being developed, but as always, we expect to have the usual mix of lions and tigers (no bears...) PEIVDF is calling for 4 students for this mission. We will be operating 2 tables, for 2 working days.

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


Black Pine Animal Sanctuary - June 27-28, 2015

PEIVDF has scheduled a mission to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion IN for the weekend of June 27-28, 2015. We are calling for 3 students for this mission. We will be operating two tables (1 large animal, 1 small animal), for 2 days, with a current patient roster of 6, including: a cougar, 3 tigers, and 2 leopards.

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


Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING

The Wild Animal Sanctuary - April through Fall 2015

PEIVDF is currently working on scheduling dates to begin working on the lions coming to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO from Peru and Colombia. This is a very difficult rescue, spearheaded by Animal Defenders International. Much negotiations and permitting needs to happen between Peru, Colombia, and the US before the animals can be flown to Colorado. As soon as we have dates scheduled, we will update Facebook, the website, and send out a newsletter ASAP. Currently, there are 18 animals in need of dental work to varying degrees, 8 unknown, and 7 that are lucky enough to have great teeth.

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


Wildlife Waystation - Fall 2015

PEIVDF will be returning 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 - Late Summer - Early Fall 2015

PEIVDF will be returning to the Wildcat Sanctuary in Sandstone MN in the Fall 2015. The details of the patient list are as yet unknown.

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.