Travelling around the world to film at various wildlife rescue centres and conservation projects I would invariably get roped in to look at animals that I knew very little about medically. I never minded, in fact I loved it but it struck me how little veterinary care was available to many endangered species. This is why when WVI was formed and they asked me to be a patron, I was very happy to get involved. I immediately put them in touch with Painted Dog Conservation and Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation who they have kindly helped out.
WVI organise to send either veterinary supplies or specialist vets out to projects that need veterinary input. The vets will help train local vets or first-aiders to be able to continue the work after they leave and can also provide email and phone support while back in the UK.
WVI still needs vital funds to enable them to continue to work with the projects they have in hand and also deal with the new requests coming in.
You can help by fundraising and raising awareness of their work or trying to help source much needed veterinary or medical supplies.
WVI is involved in some very exciting and important work with the critically endangered Amur Leopard.