VWB/VSF is actively working to mitigate the risks associated with AMR. Our primary focus is on training Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs).
In addition to this, VWB/VSF extends its impact by collaborating with BAARK! in The Bahamas. This partnership aims to address the issue of homeless animal populations by providing spay/neuter surgeries and offering educational training and information. VWB/VSF's support for BAARK! encompasses various resources such as pet food, surgical tools, personal protective equipment, fuel for transports, veterinary technicians' costs, and surgeries conducted at local veterinary clinics. By combining efforts with BAARK!, VWB/VSF strives to ensure that animals not only receive essential medical care but also thrive in healthy and happy environments.
Current Projects in North America
VWB/VSF develops partnerships with remote communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut, upon their invitation. We work with them to identify needs and develop plans with community representatives to build local capacity to address animal care needs year-round. This includes offering temporary
veterinary clinics with a team of volunteers. Our goal is to build a sustainable framework that will create the conditions for lasting, community-driven animal health.
Hamlet of Kimmirut, Hamlet of Qikiqtarjuaq, Hamlet of Igloolik,
Hamlet of Tuktoyaktuk, Hamlet of Fort MacPherson, Hamlet of Kugluktuk, Lutselke Dene First Nation, Hamlet of Fort Liard Acho Dene Koe First Nation, Pehdzeh Ki First Nation, Hamlet of Taloyoak, Hamlet of Gjoa Haven
Northwest Territories SPCA, Yellowknife Arctic Paws, Inuvik, Northern Canine Rescue, Cambridge Bay Paws with Purpose, Gjoa Haven
OVERVIEW:BAARK!'s mission is to provide spay/neuter surgeries and educational training and information to help reduce the homeless animal population of dogs and cats in The Bahamas. VWB/VSF partnered with BAARK! to help ensure animals can live healthy, happy lives. Program support included pet food, surgical tools and equipment, personal protective equipment, fuel for transports, the cost of veterinary technicians, and surgeries at local veterinary clinics.
BAARK!'s mission is to provide spay/neuter surgeries and educational training and information to help reduce the homeless animal population of dogs and cats in The Bahamas.Read more »
The Northern Animal Health Initiative is focused on improving animal health in the Canadian North by providing services for underserved communities in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.Read more »
Veterinarians Without Borders is launching an awards program totalling $35,000 to support northern residents in pursuing animal- and one-health related studies.Read more »