Welcome! - Updated 09/07/16 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 7 years, our small charity has:
- Treated 332 animals at 18 sanctuaries during 57 missions:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 474 Root Canal Therapies, 269 Extractions, and 178 other procedures
This may seem like a lot of animals and a lot of procedures, but remember, there are more than 400 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.
UPDATES: 8/15/16 NEWS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Missions: 09/0716 update!
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED
Lions Tigers and Bears - September 10, 2016
PEIVDF has a last-minute, one-day mission to Lions Tigers and Bears in Alpine CA scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016. This will be our first time at LTB and we are very excited to help their residents. Currently there are 2 white tigers, 2 cougars, and a bear on the patient roster.
PEIVDF has fully staffed this mission. We'll report on the mission soon!
To learn more about the Lions Tigers and Bears visit their website: www.lionstigersandbears.org
Exotic Feline Rescue Center - October 15-16, 2016
PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center on the weekend of October 15-16, 2016. There will be the usual patient roster, which is not yet finalized.
PEIVDF as fuly staffed this mission. We'll report on the mission shortly after it has been completed.
Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING
We are 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 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.