Are you an organization that works tirelessly to provide veterinary surgery to vulnerable animal populations? Providing veterinary care in these situations can be extremely difficult to fund, as we understand that the funds often go to several different projects. Arbutus Medical has an incredible opportunity to offer the hard working veterinary professionals that give their all in these situations.

What is Vets for Safe Surgery Campaign?

There are so many dedicated organizations around the world who have so much to contribute, but might not have the funds needed to continue their work. Arbutus Medical wants to contribute to this cause, and provide support where it’s needed. Arbutus Medical’s Vets for Safe Surgery Program donates orthopedic power tool kits – either an orthopedic drill kit or an oscillating saw kit –  to two worthy organizations each year. These power tool kits are valued at 1500 USD each, so it is an incredible opportunity for groups that find this kit out of reach in terms of budget.

Who can apply?

If you provide trauma surgery, orthopedic surgery, or any other surgical procedures that could benefit from these tools then you are eligible for this opportunity. If you fall under this category, then you are encouraged to apply! We also encourage you to reach out to any groups who could benefit from this cause, as it could make a huge difference in so many lives.

2018 Donation Recipient: The Gorilla Doctors

The Gorilla Doctors launched a conservation  program that resulted in just over 1000 mountain gorillas now living in protected areas of the national parks of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). While their conservation efforts have made an incredible difference, the gorillas are still at risk to many kinds of trauma that can threaten their existence. It is often that these gorillas require life-saving surgical procedures, and you can imagine how difficult it may be to acquire the tools needed in the field in these situations. Arbutus Medical has been inspired by the work that the Gorilla Doctors provide, and in 2018 they were the recipient of a donation of orthopedic power tool kits. The Gorilla Doctors have since gone on to treat other wildlife, including a recent story on saving elephants from poaching snares (read it here).

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There are so many incredible organizations that dedicate themselves to the well-being of vulnerable animals. Arbutus Medical is grateful to every single group that provides their service, and is showing so in this incredible campaign. If you are amongst the individuals who provide these services to animals, or know of an organization that does, we encourage you to apply! So much good can be contributed to the veterinary world with this campaign!

If you or someone you know could benefit from this campaign, please apply for the Vets for Safe Surgery Campaign!