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Since its inception, Veterinarians Without Borders has worked in 17 countries across the globe to increase the health of humans, animals, and the environment. 

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A Global Initiative 

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada currently active in 9 countries throughout the world.

From combatting food insecurity in South Sudan and helping implement gender equality in Kenyan dairy cooperatives to providing emergency funding to in Ukraine and implementing vaccination campaigns here at home in the Canadian North - we are working to heal the planet. 

Always at the forefront of our minds is the One Health approach that guides all of our projects: You cannot separate animal health from human and environmental health.

Take a look below to see the work we are doing across the globe or click here to see our current project overview. 

Countries with Active Projects

Northern Collaboration: Crafting Doghouses for Arctic Canine Comfort

Northern Collaboration: Crafting Doghouses for Arctic Canine Comfort

This past November, 10 doghouse flat packs embarked on a journey to the Arctic, bringing warmth and protection to dogs facing harsh winter conditions.

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Beyond the Frontlines: Dr. Vorotnikov's tale of compassion amidst war-torn Ukraine

Beyond the Frontlines: Dr. Vorotnikov's tale of compassion amidst war-torn Ukraine

In the midst of the war in Ukraine, Dr. Viktor Petrovich Vorotnikov, a seasoned Ukrainian veterinarian with over 40 years of experience, shares his incredible insights.

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A special note from VWB's Executive Director, Charmaine Brett

A special note from VWB's Executive Director, Charmaine Brett

Veterinarians Without Borders has expanded into the U.S.! Read a special note from our Executive Director, Charmaine Brett, about what this means.

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Safeguarding against zoonotic pathogen spillover: The vital role of wildlife health promotion and disease surveillance

Safeguarding against zoonotic pathogen spillover: The vital role of wildlife health promotion and disease surveillance

Today (Dec.27, 2023), as we mark the International Day of Epidemic Preparedness it’s the perfect time to reflect on the links between human, animal, and environmental health. In this article, wildlife health specialist and VWB/VSF Board Member, Jolene Giancinti (BHSc, DVM, PhD) discusses One Health, zoonoses, and wildlife disease surveillance.

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Breaking Barriers:  The “Gender Model Family” in Rural Ghana

Breaking Barriers: The “Gender Model Family” in Rural Ghana

Together with local VETS program partner, the Social Enterprise Development Foundation (SEND), VWB/VSF is implementing the innovative Gender Model Family (GMF) methodology in addition to One Health initiatives that increase animal, human and environmental health in Ghana.

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Advancing Poultry Farming with Biosecurity:  A Success Story from VETS in Vietnam

Advancing Poultry Farming with Biosecurity: A Success Story from VETS in Vietnam

In the tranquil village of Truc Mai, Lau Thuong commune, Vo Nhai district, Thai Nguyen province, Mr. Lam Van Thuan, a 55-year-old chicken farmer and the head of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front Committee, stands as a beacon of positive change in his community.

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Training to Transform Lives and Livelihoods: The Impact of VETS in Vietnam

Training to Transform Lives and Livelihoods: The Impact of VETS in Vietnam

Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB/VSF) has joined forces with the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development (IEHSD), our dedicated VETS program partner in Vietnam, to implement empowering One Health initiatives that increase animal, human and environmental health.

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Caring for the cattle—and supporting the people—of South Sudan

Caring for the cattle—and supporting the people—of South Sudan

With the generous support of our donor community and Global Affairs Canada, VWB/VSF is delivering critical care, supplies, programs, and training that strive to uplift animal health in South Sudan.

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Türkiye (Turkey)

Türkiye (Turkey)

Following the devastating earthquakes in Türkiye (Turkey), VWB/VSF has partnered with on-the-ground organizations to ensure emergency veterinary care is available for dogs, cats, and more, along with support for pet owners who have lost everything. Since the quakes, efforts are underway to rebuild entire communities, and VWB/VSF remains providing local support, through our partner HSI, to fill the gap for animals in need.

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Pakistan Flooding Emergency Response

Pakistan Flooding Emergency Response

The impact of the catastrophic flooding in Pakistan is huge, with more than 1/3rd of the country impacted, more than 800,000 livestock killed.

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UKRAINE RESPONSE OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

UKRAINE RESPONSE OPEN CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Considering the wide range of challenges brought to Ukraine by war and a variety of existing animal welfare initiatives, which are tirelessly working to help animals, VWB decided to expand its partner's network and provide emergency funding to more Ukrainian organizations. This Call for Proposals focuses on supporting animal welfare activities within Ukraine with the purpose of providing emergency funds to help animals in need.

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Canada bans import of adoptable dogs from countries with rabies cases - Webinar

Canada bans import of adoptable dogs from countries with rabies cases - Webinar

As of September 28, 2022, World Rabies Day, commercial dogs from countries at high-risk for dog rabies will no longer be permitted entry into Canada. Commercial dogs can include, but are not limited to dogs for resale, adoption, fostering, breeding, show or exhibition, research, and other purposes. Watch a panel of experts and international rescues discuss these changes:.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada deploys help to Romania near Ukraine Border

Dr. Janet Davis, DVM fills a room with kindness during her time in Romania. “This tiny, emaciated kitten just arrived at the clinic. Nursing such a tiny baby back from the brink of death, it’s something that never gets old."

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Animals of Ukraine Sticker

Animals of Ukraine Sticker

The conflict is far from over and these animals need help now more than ever as the media starts to lose focus on this continuing crisis. Get your free sticker to make sure these animals are NOT FORGOTTEN.

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South Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan is facing a state of emergency around food security and livelihoods due to longstanding violent political conflicts and the effects of climate change.

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  • The most rewarding part of my placements was helping others and seeing the many lives that are impacted along the way.
    - Nikki Sheedy

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