Being on Mission

May 29, 2017

By: Dr. Emiko Van Wie Are you on a mission? Maybe you are on a mission to finish the work week alive! Maybe your mission is to solve the case that’s been mystifying you for days, to cure that pet of a disease that’s been plaguing it for months, or to impress a boss who... Read More

Social Media and Short-term Missions

May 25, 2017

By: Tracy Rubstello, CVM Short-term Missions Coordinator In earlier days of missions, waving goodbye at the dock and sailing to the other side of the world meant you might never see your loved ones again. Thanks to technological advances, however, isolation from home is no longer a given when serving in missions. Social media platforms such as... Read More

Let Us Then

May 22, 2017

By: CVM Missions Mobilization Coordinator “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 NIV So how does one confidently approach God’s Throne of Grace? It is a good question. One that can be... Read More

Veterinary Training Materials and Resources

May 18, 2017

By: Dr. Karen Stoufer, CVM Director of Training and Asia Regional Director “The righteous care for the needs of their animals.”   Proverbs 12:10 (NIV) In addition to the sending of veterinarians and veterinary technicians to share the gospel around the world by building bridges of relationship through veterinary medicine, we also provide training materials and... Read More


May 17, 2017

By: Dr. Daniel Graham Motivation is the reason why we choose to act or behave in a particular way; motivation is the reason why we do what we do. I remember my first year practicing out of vet school.  As I learned, as I formed habits, as I spoke or acted in certain ways; I... Read More

Rejoicing with Others

May 15, 2017

By: Dr. Lauren Charles, CVM Southeast Region Representative A great friend matched for a great internship and later a residency in your field of interest. You were a bridesmaid in yet another wedding. Your colleague is being honored for his service to the community. Another Facebook announcement highlights another pregnancy when you’re still trying. A... Read More

Rebecca Quam’s Journey to the Field

May 11, 2017

By: Malia Drennan and Dr. Rebecca Quam The journey to long-term missions looks different for everyone. It is a journey filled with incredible events that God uses to build His Kingdom. I want to share with you just one of many examples of the journey to serve in long-term missions. Rebecca Quam felt that God... Read More

Dressing of the Stones

May 8, 2017

By: Dr. Troy Sammons, CVM Fieldstaff, transitioning to service in South Sudan Currently there are five gentlemen armed with axes and carpenter squares diligently preparing building stones for an addition we are working on in Kenya. The stone dressers are special craftsmen who will hand shape each of the seven hundred stones needed for the... Read More

Leroy’s Charisma

May 4, 2017

By: Dr. Dan Paulo My first contact with Dr. Leroy Dorminy was during the early days of CVM, just about the time that the organization partnered with World Concern and relocated to Seattle. I had volunteered for one of the early short-term mission trips of the new organization. It was shortly after my 1981 mission... Read More

When You’re in Over Your Head

May 1, 2017

By: Dr. Barry Schwenk, CVM Professional Outreach E-Learning Coordinator We are by nature a self-sufficient group. We are fiercely independent doctors with a bit of a god complex. We are used to being on top, in charge and definitely in control. You know it’s true. It’s what makes us good veterinarians. Our profession fosters those... Read More