Welcome! - Updated 3/29/17 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 8 years, our small charity has:
- Treated 349 animals at 19 sanctuaries during 60 missions:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 491 Root Canal Therapies, 275 Extractions, and 202 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: 3/29/17 NEw MISSIONS SCHEDULED!
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED
Black Pine Animal Sanctuary - Apri 15, 2017 - CLOSED
PEIVDF will be returning to Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion IN for a 1-day mission on Saturday, April 15, 2017 to treat two tigers. We had a limited number of spots on this mission, and all have been filled.
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Exotic Feline Rescue Center - Apri 29-30 2017 - ONE SPOT AVAILABLE
PEIVDF will be returning to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point IN on the weekend of April 29-30, 2017. There are currently (7) tigers and (2) servals on the patient roster.
We have room for one more student during this mission. If you are interested in attending, 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 you are interested in the Exotic Feline Rescue Center Mission. If we already have your VDWoB app, just send an email to the address above indicating you are interested in attending this misison.
Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING
PEIVDF is working on scheduling missions to facilities new to PEIVDF, 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 email@example.com. 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.