Students for International Veterinary Opportunities

Students for International Veterinary Opportunities

Students for International Veterinary Opportunities (SIVO) is an academic non-profit 501(c)(3) organization led by veterinary students and doctors at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. We provide no-cost, basic veterinary care to locations outside of the United States. Currently, we travel annually to the island of Roatán, Honduras for our 3-day clinic to offer vaccines, basic medications, and sterilization surgeries for resident animals at no cost. We depend upon donations and student fundraising efforts to make this trip possible.

 

Last year, we provided medical services to roughly 300 animals, and we are in need of supplies and monetary donations to make our upcoming July trip as successful as possible! We appreciate any form of donation, including expired or unwanted supplies or medications. 

 

 Mission Statement: Our goals are to provide medical care to the local pet population whose owners may not have other means to provide for their animals, to educate the local community about proper animal husbandry, to provide an opportunity for veterinary students to gain valuable medical and surgical experience, and to expose veterinary students to working in an international setting.

 

Announcements/Upcoming Events

Our 2016 clinic went extremely well, and we were able to provide free medical care to approximately 300 animals! This includes spays and neuters, which are extremely important for controlling the unwanted pet population; and vaccines against Rabies and other communicable diseases! 

For our most recent photos and updates, please visit our Facebook page!