Peter Emily International Dental Foundation

Dr. Scott Marx working on an exotic tiger in Colorado

Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (PEIVDF)

The mission of PEIVDF is to provide advanced veterinary dental services for the benefit of captive exotic animals located in facilities in the US and abroad through an increase in the provision of advanced veterinary dental services and veterinary dental education.

If you haven’t been to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO, we encourage you to schedule a visit.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary
1946 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643

The sanctuary has Lions, Tigers, Bears, Leopards, Mountain Lions, Wolves, and a few smaller carnivores such as Servals, Bobcats, Lynx, Foxes, Coyote and Coati Mundi.  There are also rescued Horses, Ostrich, Emu, Camel & Alpaca, as well as Cats, Dogs, Parrots and other Birds. You’ll get to view most of the animals enjoying life in great big habitats or large enclosures, complete with all kinds of enrichment structures, such as lakes, pools, platforms and other animal “jungle gyms,” as well as “boomer balls” they can roll around or swim with.

Open daily at 9 a.m. and close at sunset



Cheetah Conservation Fund

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Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to saving the cheetah in the wild. Founded in Namibia by Dr. Laurie Marker in 1990, CCF has created a set of integrated programs that together address the threats both to the cheetah and its entire ecosystem, including human populations. CCF operates from the principle that only by securing the future of the communities that live alongside the cheetah can you secure a future for the cheetah. Helping people helps cheetahs.

Dr. Marker is currently conducting a US informational and fund raising tour.  She was in Denver on 04/20/16 and had great attendance.  Dr. Marker and Dr. Marx had the opportunity to discuss cheetah dental care at the event.  Currently, a dentist, practicing human dentistry, provides their advance dental care.

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Dr. Marx visited the CCF facility in Namibia in December 2012. It was an exceptional facility and experience.  If you are interested in learning more about the CCF, or helping to support their goals, please visit their website.  It is a great organization.