Welcome! - Updated 12/067/17
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 9 years, our small charity has:
- Treated 404 animals at 20 sanctuaries during 71 missions:
- lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, jaguars, bears, wolves, hippos, chimpanzees, baboons, and ferrets, to name a few species
- Performed 578 Root Canal Therapies, 364 Extractions, and 234 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.
NEWS AND UPDATES: 11/30/17
We've completed our last schedule away mission for the season, and will be doing local Colorado missions until it's safe to ship our expensive and delicate equipment around the country. It's also not as safe to recover animals in extremely cold (or hot) temperatures.
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Missions: 11/27/17 Last away MISSIONS completed!
Please visit our Current Missions page for more information on how to apply for the following missions:
Upcoming Missions: IN SCHEDULING
Winter Hiatus - Looking toward the Spring!
PEIVDF completed our last scheduled away mission of the season. But, we are working on scheduling missions to facilities new to PEIVDF, and are also planning on returning to Exotic Feline Rescue Center (IN) InSync Exotics (TX), and Wildcat Sanctuary (MN) in the Spring. 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.