VWB/VSF is actively working to mitigate the risks associated with AMR. Our primary focus is on training Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs).
#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field! Meet Dr. Regan McLeod, a volunteer with VWB/VSF's VETS Program, who spent time in Vietnam.
Check out the before and after of the rebuilt Kofotei Cat Shelter in Nikopol, Ukraine.
#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field! Meet Kavitha Sriparamananthan, a volunteer with VWB/VSF's VETS Program, who is currently placed in Vietnam.
In honour of RVT Month, meet VWB/VSF's Geneviève Douyon, a RVT who is working to support animal health across Canada's North.
#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field! Meet Dr. Keisha Harris, an alumni volunteer with VWB/VSF's Young Volunteer Program, who recently completed her placement in Ghana.
#VWBVoices brings you stories from the VWB/VSF team! Check out our very own Tanja Kisslinger, Advocacy and Communications Technical Advisor, discussing her recent on-the-ground experiences while visiting Ghana.
VWB/VSF supported the Saipan Humane Society in the wake of Typhoon Bolaven.
#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field! Meet Marley Blok, an alumni volunteer with VWB/VSF's Young Volunteer Program, who recently completed her placement in Ghana.
VWB/VSF teamed up with NS SPCA and Wings of Rescue to secure care for 16 dogs evacuated from the Hay River, NWT wildfires.
Meet Kandis Villebrun and Tannicka Reeves, VWB/VSF's Summer 2023 Access to Care scholarship recipients.
Interested in volunteering? Join VWB/VSF and other VCP members at the 6@8 event in Ottawa, ON to learn more about opportunities to volunteer internationally.
VWB/VSF's International Companion Animal & Humanitarian Response Specialist, John Peaveler, shares his learnings from a recent trip to Ukraine.
This past summer was one of the worst wildfire seasons on record. Learn how VWB/VSF is working with local partners and communities to help respond to wildfire emergencies.
#VETSVolunteerVoices aims to bring you the stories of our passionate VETS program volunteers from the field! First up is Sandra Nyman, a member of our Young Volunteer Program, who recently completed her placement in Ghana.
True North Calling: Access to Care Award recipient, Alison Buckland's, journey to becoming a vet tech in Yellowknife, NWT
Across Canada's North, access to veterinary care is extremely limited. Meet one Yellowknife resident, and Access to Care Award recipient, who is hoping to change that.
Charles Mauku's VETS training on calf rearing and disease prevention led to remarkable results, tripling his calf's weight within three months while avoiding illnesses and economic losses, inspiring fellow farmers to adopt these practices.
VWB/VSF's Head of Programs, Katherine Clark, visited Cambodia earlier this year to meet farmers who are participating in the AGROW program, which is supporting women in farming.
How one of our Access to Care Award recipients is using Inuit and western knowledge to study belugas and how climate change is impacting them
Enooyaq Sudlovenick, a PhD student, is researching the health of beluga whales in the face of climate change by combining Inuit and Inuvialuit knowledge with Western science.
Across Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia, VWB/VSF collaborates with local partners, tackling various diseases, including zoonotic threats like COVID-19, rabies, and anthrax, through farm animal vaccination campaigns. Recently, our VETS volunteers joined local partners in Ghana to help vaccinate sheep, goats, and cattle against anthrax.
Alumni VWB/VSF volunteer, Nicole Geddes, shares her insights and experiences volunteering as part of our Northern Animal Health Initiative.
Even small changes can have a huge impact; implementing sustainable dairy technologies across farms in Kenya
Learn how Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières and our alumni VETS volunteer, Nafhtari Wanjiku, have worked with local partners, and farmers like Ann Mwangi, in Kenya to promote sustainable dairy farming practices among small-scale farmers.
As threat of Rift Valley Fever grows across Sub-Saharan Africa, vaccinations can prevent spread across animal & human populations
Elevated rainfall patterns are increasing the threat of RVF.
Our VETS YVP volunteers in Ghana are helping local animal health workers vaccinate goats, sheep, and more against disease
Keisha, Marley, and Sandra joined other animal health workers to vaccinate goats and sheep against PPR.
Meet Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah; a retired veterinarian from Canada who has been donating his time to help animals and communities throughout rural Ghana.
Happy Earth Day! As climate change progresses, VWB/VSF is dedicated to helping animals and communities affected by climate-related natural disasters.
Natalia shares all she learned during her recent VETS volunteer posting in Ghana, as a communications specialist.
It's National Volunteer Week! To celebrate the incredible impact of VWB/VSF's volunteers, we're featuring five incredible volunteers who have made a significant impact for animals and communities.
The benefits of biogas: How biogas training and implementation on farms in Kenya is making a difference
In Kenya, we're working through a One Health lens with on-the-ground volunteers and partners to help farmers implement biogas fuel systems on their farms.
VWB/VSF VETS volunteer alumni, Younoussa, on implementing best practices in pesticide use in Senegal
VWB/VSF alumni VETS volunteer, Younoussa Barry, is an environmental and agroecology expert. He spent time training local farmers about best practices in pesticide use to help improve the quality of crops, while also ensuring people, animals, and the environment remain protected from the pesticide's potentially negative side effects.
VWB/VSF communications volunteer, Natalia, celebrates Ghana's independence and investment in animal health
Natalia is currently working in Ghana as a communications volunteer. She recently celebrated Ghana's 66th year of independence in Accra with the GAPNET team and a very special guest.
Through our VETS program, our volunteer gender specialists are supporting women in Kenya by increasing their farms' dairy production and animal health knowledge.
Together with our on-the-ground partners, we recently celebrated our 1,000th telehealth appointment in Ukraine. This service connects veterinarians and pet owners in Ukraine, providing virtual veterinary evaluations and recommended treatments.
VWB/VSF VETS volunteers are training farmers in Kenya to improve the health of their cows and calves. This case study looks at local farmer, Mary Wambui, who worked with VETS volunteers to increase her cows' milk yield.
On International Women's Day, we take a look at five ways that VWB/VSF is working with women in farming and agriculture, worldwide, to help them address food security in their communities.
Lemia Alice, a program participant in South Sudan, on how edible insect farming improved her access to food and nutrition
In Moli Tokuro Boma of Pageri Payam, which is located in Magwi County in Eastern Equatoria State, the project supported a group of beneficiaries, among them Mrs. Lemia Alice who is a 43-year-old single mom of seven children, four girls and three boys. She and her family returned from refuge in Uganda two years ago. Life has not been easy in the camps, which is why she decided to spontaneously move back home.
Margaret David is a happy farmer from the Nkandone society of Meru Dairy Union. She is a proud farmer after benefiting from Veterinarians With Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Canada's (VWB/VSF) Volunteer Engaged in Gender Responsive Technical Solutions (VETS) project.
VWB/VSF is supporting gender equality training on farms in Kenya. "We can now see couples working together, which means the implementation of knowledge and skills we train farmers in is more effective."
As part of #IDW2023, Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières Canada (VWB/VSF) will be hosting two webinars focused on building a more sustainable future.