Welcome! - Updated 08/02/17 NEW MISSION 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 367 animals at 20 sanctuaries during 64 missions:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 523 Root Canal Therapies, 299 Extractions, and 207 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: 05/01/17 NEWS AND GENERAL INFORMATION
Attending the Veterinary Dental Forum on September 14-17, 2017 in Nashville TN? Several of our doctors will be lecturing and conducting labs. The schedule will be posted HERE as soon as it is developed.
Missions: 08/02/17 NEw MISSIONS SCHEDULED!
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Missions: SCHEDULED
Fresno Chaffee Zoo, August 5, 2017- CLOSED
PEIVDF will be heading to Fresno CA to a facility new to PEIVDF for a 1-day mission on August 5, 2017. The patient list inlcudes a lion and a sloth bear.
Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING
PEIVDF is working on scheduling missions to facilities new to PEIVDF, but are still in the developmental phase. We are also planning on returning to Exotic Feline Rescue Center (IN) and Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) in the Fall. 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.