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The latest announcements from VWB/VSF.

Veterinarians Without Borders announces winners of first-ever U.S. Animals & Ales Pet Photo Contest

Veterinarians Without Borders announces winners of first-ever U.S. Animals & Ales Pet Photo Contest

The results are in!

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Veterinarians Without Borders Secures FAO Funding to Support Vulnerable Farmers in Aweil North, South Sudan

Veterinarians Without Borders Secures FAO Funding to Support Vulnerable Farmers in Aweil North, South Sudan

We are pleased to announce the receipt of a $66,877 grant from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support the Emergency Locusts and Other Pests Response Project (ELRP) in Aweil North, Northern Bahr El Ghazal, South Sudan.

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Veterinarians Without Borders North America publishes Rabies Awareness and Prevention Education Program in both English and Inuktitut for remote communities in northern Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders North America publishes Rabies Awareness and Prevention Education Program in both English and Inuktitut for remote communities in northern Canada

VWB is thrilled to announce the launch of its first ever Rabies Awareness and Education Program, funded by the CFIA.

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Veterinarians Without Borders North America launches first ever U.S. Animals and Ales Photo Contest, in partnership with five U.S. breweries

Veterinarians Without Borders North America launches first ever U.S. Animals and Ales Photo Contest, in partnership with five U.S. breweries

VWB's Animals & Ales Photo Contest has officially launched in the U.S. for the first time ever!

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Veterinarians Without Borders responding to out-of-control wildfires raging across Western Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders responding to out-of-control wildfires raging across Western Canada

As wildfires rage across Western Canada, VWB is helping evacuating community members and animals impacted by the blazes.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Secures Funding from Zoetis Foundation to Strengthen Livelihoods in South Sudan

Veterinarians Without Borders Secures Funding from Zoetis Foundation to Strengthen Livelihoods in South Sudan

We are pleased to announce the receipt of a grant of US $400,000 over two years from the Zoetis Foundation to reinforce our efforts in supporting vulnerable livestock farmers in South Sudan.

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Veterinarians Without Borders’ Animals & Ales Photo Contest is back and even bigger, in partnership with 8 breweries across Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders’ Animals & Ales Photo Contest is back and even bigger, in partnership with 8 breweries across Canada

Our Animals & Ales photo contest is back! And even bigger.

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Veterinarians Without Borders North America launches first-ever Northern veterinary telehealth program in partnership with Animal HealthLink and PetSmart Charities of Canada™

Veterinarians Without Borders North America launches first-ever Northern veterinary telehealth program in partnership with Animal HealthLink and PetSmart Charities of Canada™

We are thrilled to launch the first ever veterinary telehealth program in Canada, which will serve remote communities across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut that have limited access to veterinary care.

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VWB North America explores the role of Community Animal Health Workers in northern communities with help from Petsmart Charities of Canada

VWB North America explores the role of Community Animal Health Workers in northern communities with help from Petsmart Charities of Canada

With funding from PetSmart Charities of Canada, Veterinarians Without Borders North America has been exploring the implementation of a Community Animal Health Worker (CAHW) program across remote northern communities in Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada Expands Efforts in the U.S., Rebrands as Veterinarians Without Borders North America

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada Expands Efforts in the U.S., Rebrands as Veterinarians Without Borders North America

VWB/VSF, a Canadian non-profit organization focused on animal health to improve the health of communities, today announced an expansion into the United States, with the establishment of the registered U.S. charity Veterinarians Without Borders USA. Together, these two charities are rebranding as Veterinarians Without Borders North America (VWB North America).

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Veterinarians Without Borders North America/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Amérique du Nord (VWB/VSF) announces holiday raffle – one grand prize of a round-trip flight for two guests via WestJet

Veterinarians Without Borders North America/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Amérique du Nord (VWB/VSF) announces holiday raffle – one grand prize of a round-trip flight for two guests via WestJet

VWB/VSF launches its 2023 Holiday Raffle.

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Veterinarians Without Borders and NWT SPCA team up to help communities in Northwest Territories affected by the devastating wildfire season with $95,000 in grants from PetSmart Charities of Canada™

Veterinarians Without Borders and NWT SPCA team up to help communities in Northwest Territories affected by the devastating wildfire season with $95,000 in grants from PetSmart Charities of Canada™

In the wake of an unprecedented wildfire season affecting communities in Canada’s North, PetSmart Charities of Canada’s Disaster Response fund has announced $95,000 in aid to assist impacted pets and the people who love them.

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Pets Displaced by Approaching Yellowknife Fire will be Flown to Safety Today

Pets Displaced by Approaching Yellowknife Fire will be Flown to Safety Today

VWB/VSF is on-the-ground in Yellowknife, responding to the evacuation order due to raging wildfires.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières responds to Yellowknife, NT evacuation order as out-of-control wildfires rage on

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières responds to Yellowknife, NT evacuation order as out-of-control wildfires rage on

VWB/VSF is on-the-ground in Yellowknife, responding to the evacuation order due to raging wildfires.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières collaborates with Maui Humane Society for Emergency Wildfire Response in Maui

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières collaborates with Maui Humane Society for Emergency Wildfire Response in Maui

In response to the devastating fires in Hawaii, VWB/VSF is teaming up with the Maui Humane Society to provide urgent animal and humanitarian response.

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Veterinarians Without Borders and NWT SPCA caring for puppies pulled from blazing Behchokǫ̀ shed

Veterinarians Without Borders and NWT SPCA caring for puppies pulled from blazing Behchokǫ̀ shed

As the fires in Behchokǫ̀ rage on, a firefighter rescued three tiny puppies from a blazing shed.

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Veterinarians Without Borders partners with NWT SPCA to provide aid to animals and pet guardians evacuated from Behchokǫ̀ due to wildfires

Veterinarians Without Borders partners with NWT SPCA to provide aid to animals and pet guardians evacuated from Behchokǫ̀ due to wildfires

In response to the wildfire-related evacuations taking place in Behchokǫ̀, NWT, Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) has partnered with NWT SPCA to provide emergency animal care and veterinary services to animals and their guardians.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières partners with Makerspace YK to build doghouse kits for remote northern communities

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières partners with Makerspace YK to build doghouse kits for remote northern communities

VWB/VSF is partnering with Makerspace YK to build doghouse flatpack kits for remote communities across the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières’ VETS volunteers in Ghana helping to prevent zoonotic spread in farm animals via vaccination campaigns

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières’ VETS volunteers in Ghana helping to prevent zoonotic spread in farm animals via vaccination campaigns

VWB/VSF volunteers joined local partners in northeastern Ghana for a vaccination campaign targeting an anthrax outbreak among farm animals.

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Veterinarians Without Borders opens second round of Access to Care Awards; granting thousands in scholarships, bursaries & more to northern students

Veterinarians Without Borders opens second round of Access to Care Awards; granting thousands in scholarships, bursaries & more to northern students

VWB/VSF's Access to Care Awards are open, once again!

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VWB/VSF Launches Urgent Appeal to Save Lives and Protect Animals in Southern Ukraine

VWB/VSF Launches Urgent Appeal to Save Lives and Protect Animals in Southern Ukraine

VWB/VSF mobilized volunteers and local partner organization in a search and rescue operation providing emergency assistance for both animals and people affected by the devastating disaster.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières to address lack of accessible veterinary care in remote Nunavut communities with support from Petsmart Charities of Canada

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières to address lack of accessible veterinary care in remote Nunavut communities with support from Petsmart Charities of Canada

We've thrilled to be grant recipients from PetSmart Charities of Canada™  in the amount of $120,000.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières announces winners of Animals and Ales Photo Contest!

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières announces winners of Animals and Ales Photo Contest!

Drumroll please. Announcing the winners of our first ever Animals and Ales contest.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières announces new funding from Zoetis Foundation to support vulnerable farmers in South Sudan

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières announces new funding from Zoetis Foundation to support vulnerable farmers in South Sudan

We're honoured to announce a grant of US $200,000 from the Zoetis Foundation to support vulnerable livestock farmers in South Sudan.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada launches Animals and Ales Photo Contest, in partnership with Fixed Gear Brewing Co. and Luppolo Brewing Co., in support of animals in need

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada launches Animals and Ales Photo Contest, in partnership with Fixed Gear Brewing Co. and Luppolo Brewing Co., in support of animals in need

Is your pet a star? In celebration of World Veterinary Day, and the health of animals across the globe, Veterinarians Without Borders launched the Animals and Ales Photo Contest, in partnership with Fixed Gear Brewing and Luppolo Brewing. Learn more.

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada launches first webinar for animal health workers in Ukraine focused on preventing burn out with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk (DVM)

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada launches first webinar for animal health workers in Ukraine focused on preventing burn out with Dr. Marie Holowaychuk (DVM)

This free webinar series, focused on strengthening animal welfare capacity by connecting animal health workers in Ukraine with those across North America, will be run in both English and Ukrainian.

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Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) announces its first ever Northern Award recipients; scholarship, bursaries, & first aid training

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières (VWB/VSF) announces its first ever Northern Award recipients; scholarship, bursaries, & first aid training

Veterinarians Without Borders announces the recipients of its first ever Access to Care Awards. This marks the awards’ first year, with over $36,000 granted in total. 

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Veterinarians Without Borders Canada sending relief to Turkey; helping with emergency veterinary care, search and rescue, food & more  

Veterinarians Without Borders Canada sending relief to Turkey; helping with emergency veterinary care, search and rescue, food & more  

Following Turkey's devastating earthquakes, VWB/VSF is providing urgently needed emergency efforts, including search and rescue along with veterinary care, food, and shelter.

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Veterinarians Without Borders joins Betty White Challenge, inspiring kindness for animals

Veterinarians Without Borders joins Betty White Challenge, inspiring kindness for animals

VWB/VSF joins the global movement to carry on the late actress' legacy of kindness for animals.

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Veterinarians Without Borders announces matching year-end gift for emergency Ukrainian funding

Veterinarians Without Borders announces matching year-end gift for emergency Ukrainian funding

This matching gift will provide critical help to animals in need.

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Veterinarians Without Borders ramps up support for animals in Ukraine with matching gift on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29)

Veterinarians Without Borders ramps up support for animals in Ukraine with matching gift on Giving Tuesday (Nov. 29)

VWB launches Giving Tuesday campaign in support of Ukraine.

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Veterinarians Without Borders launches new scholarship & bursary program for residents of northern Canada interested in pursuing animal health

Veterinarians Without Borders launches new scholarship & bursary program for residents of northern Canada interested in pursuing animal health

Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières launches new Access to Care Awards program, which will provide scholarships and bursaries to individuals residing throughout Canada’s North who are pursuing educational opportunities related to animal health and wellness.

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Veterinarians Without Borders working to prevent rabies across remote communities in Canada's North

Veterinarians Without Borders working to prevent rabies across remote communities in Canada's North

Veterinarians Without Borders is working to prevent the spread of rabies across Canada's North.

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Vets & animal welfare experts discuss Canadian decision to ban adoptable dogs from countries with high incidences of rabies

Vets & animal welfare experts discuss Canadian decision to ban adoptable dogs from countries with high incidences of rabies

In response to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s decision to ban the importation of dogs from other countries at high-risk for rabies, including dogs that could otherwise be available for adoption or purchase, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) is hosting a free virtual roundtable discussion to explore what comes next for international animal rescues.

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PRESS RELEASE: More than 800,000 animals lost in catastrophic Pakistan floods, threatening food security & livelihoods

PRESS RELEASE: More than 800,000 animals lost in catastrophic Pakistan floods, threatening food security & livelihoods

In response to the devastating floods in Pakistan that have affected more than 33 million people and killed more than 800,000 farm animals, Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) has partnered with Sangtani Women Rural Development Organization (SWRDO) to support women and families who have lost their animals and so much more.

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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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Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers have partnered to help animals!

Petco Love and BOBS from Skechers have partnered to help animals!

We're thrilled to announce this partnership with Petco and BOBS from Sketchers for animals across Canada's North.

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Major Grant Investment in Northern Animal Health Initiative from Kim and Stu Lang

Major Grant Investment in Northern Animal Health Initiative from Kim and Stu Lang

Remote northern Canadian communities and veterinary volunteers work together to reduce widespread incidents of rabies and also provide spay and neuter surgeries, and animal care training.

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Stories From Around The World

VETS Volunteer Voices: Building Capacity for a Better Tomorrow

VETS Volunteer Voices: Building Capacity for a Better Tomorrow

#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field. This blog (part 3 of 3) was contributed by Izabela Wlodarczyk, a Communications Volunteer with our VETS program in Laos (Feb-June 2024).

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150 animals and counting: Visiting Ukraine's Patron Pet Center

150 animals and counting: Visiting Ukraine's Patron Pet Center

Recently, Veterinarians Without Borders North America's (VWB) Ukraine Program Manager, Daria Kuznetsova, visited the Patron Pet Center in Kyiv.

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Webinar Replay: How can

Webinar Replay: How can "One Health" approaches enhance community resilience in a changing climate?

Watch the replay of our one-hour live webinar held on June 5th, World Environment Day 2024, to explore how rural communities are adapting to climate change impacts through One Health approaches.

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