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About Us

Founded by Luke Gamble in 2003, WVS (Worldwide Veterinary Service) is a UK registered charity championing animal welfare globally.

From disaster emergency response to veterinary training and education, we treat animals in places where no else will and support animal charities and NGOs striving to make a difference on the front line of animal welfare. 

WVS - About Us
Our History

Our History

WVS was founded by Luke Gamble at the end of 2002 and registered as a charity in 2003. Luke realised that many animal charities and sanctuaries are often run by extremely well-meaning people whose requirement for veterinary aid and assistance is drastically affected due to the expense and availability in the country they are based. The idea was developed to create an organisation that could pool veterinary resources and direct them to assist animal charities and non-profit organisations all around the world.

Our History

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision, Mission & Values

To provide a sustainable veterinary resource to help animals all over the world where veterinary aid and assistance is limited due to the expense and availability in the country they are based.

Our Vision

Our Core Team

Our Core Team

It’s great to be part of a one team, all working together and all aiming for the same goal – to make a difference to the lives and well-being of animals. We are a small, but very determined team and we think it's important for you to know who the people behind WVS are. Here you'll learn about the people and culture that makes our charity unique. 

Our Core Team

Our Partners

Our Partners

WVS are lucky to have strong relationships with some amazing charities, trusts and companies which allows us to help even more animals in need. Together, we aim to help as many animals that require our help as possible.

Our Partners

Supported Charities

We work with over 800 associated charities globally and provide them with veterinary care, resource and veterinary aid parcels. For many of these charities, veterinary supplies are an essential but expensive burden. Supplies are scarce and are difficult to fund so that even basis supplies such as bandages, antibiotics can become invaluable items.

Supported Charities

Video Gallery

Our Videos

View the work of WVS and take a guided tour around our International Training Centres. Follow WVS' Luke Gamble on his Vet Adventures around the world treating animals in need. Luke visits some of the many charities WVS supports and highlights the incredible work that they achieve, under what is often very challenging conditions.

Video Gallery

World Wildlife Day 2017

World Wildlife Day 2017

Today is World Wildlife Day, this global event occurs every year to raise awareness of endangered animals and plants and...

What WVS got up to on World Spay Day 2017

The story of World Spay Day

Yesterday was World Spay Day - an International day of action that aims to highlight the importance of spaying animals....

"Animal welfare matters.
Let’s be the difference."

- Luke Gamble, WVS Founder