Frequently Asked Questions
The charity was formed in early 2005, through a donation of funds from Dr. Peter Emily. PEIVDF initially was formed as a 501(c)(3) private foundation. On June 23, 2009, PEIVDF incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity.
The charity’s mission is to provide advanced veterinary dental care and education for the benefit of captive exotic animals located in facilities in the US and abroad by conducting veterinary dental teaching missions to sanctuaries, shelters, and lesser zoos that are understaffed and/or under funded from a veterinary perspective.
PEIVDF is recognized by the I.R.S. as a registered 501(c)(3) public charity.
The charity’s offices are located in Lakewood, Colorado – 15 minutes West of Denver. The charity currently conducts missions in the US.
The charity is accepting Application for Assistance forms from sanctuaries, shelters, and zoos requesting veterinary dental care for their exotic animal residents. Facilities must be recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) charities. To download the form, click HERE. Just fill it out, save your changes, and email it to us a firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to include detailed information on your facilities, the number and types of cases, the affected teeth (if known), and if available, a link to your website. If you do not have a website, please send some information about your facility (location, number of animals, staff, etc.)
Working grants were awarded in 2005 through 2008. For 2009 onward, the charity discontinued its grants program and is focusing its efforts on directly providing advanced veterinary dental care and education for the benefit of captive exotic animals located in facilities in the US and abroad.