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Unleashing Hope in the North: Meet Jocelyn Skeard, northern community liaison with Veterinarians Without Borders

Unleashing Hope in the North: Meet Jocelyn Skeard, northern community liaison with Veterinarians Without Borders

As a longtime community member, community liaison, and key stakeholder in establishing the Veterinarians Without Borders North America (VWB) clinics, Jocelyn's impact is deeply rooted within the community, reaching into the realm of national animal healthcare platforms.

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On the Path to Gender Equity in One Health Initiatives:  My VETS Volunteer Journey

On the Path to Gender Equity in One Health Initiatives: My VETS Volunteer Journey

#VETSVolunteerVoices: "In the world of One Health initiatives, my VETS volunteer journey with Veterinarians without Borders in Vietnam has been nothing short of transformative. Let me take you through the incredible story of how a collaborative effort is making significant strides in championing gender equity..."

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VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Regan in Vietnam, October 2023

VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Regan in Vietnam, October 2023

#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.

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VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Kavitha in Vietnam, October 2023

VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Kavitha in Vietnam, October 2023

#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.

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Celebrating RVT Month: Meet VWB/VSF's Geneviève Douyon, RVT

Celebrating RVT Month: Meet VWB/VSF's Geneviève Douyon, RVT

In honour of RVT Month, meet VWB/VSF's Geneviève Douyon, a RVT who is working to support animal health across Canada's North.

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VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Keisha in Ghana, July 2023

VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Keisha in Ghana, July 2023

#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.

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VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Marley in Ghana, July 2023

VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Marley in Ghana, July 2023

#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.

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Join us on Sept. 22, 2023 at the VCP event in Ottawa!

Join us on Sept. 22, 2023 at the VCP event in Ottawa!

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.

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VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Sandra in Ghana, July 2023

VETS Volunteer Voices: Interview with Sandra in Ghana, July 2023

#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.

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True North Calling: Access to Care Award recipient, Alison Buckland's, journey to becoming a vet tech in Yellowknife, NWT

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.

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The Vital Role of Vaccinating Farm Animals in Africa to Prevent Zoonotic Spread

The Vital Role of Vaccinating Farm Animals in Africa to Prevent Zoonotic Spread

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.

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Fostering Connections and Building Trust: Insights from VWB/VSF's Northern Animal Health Initiative

Fostering Connections and Building Trust: Insights from VWB/VSF's Northern Animal Health Initiative

Alumni VWB/VSF volunteer, Nicole Geddes, shares her insights and experiences volunteering as part of our Northern Animal Health Initiative.

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Even small changes can have a huge impact; implementing sustainable dairy technologies across farms in Kenya

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.

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Our VETS YVP volunteers in Ghana are helping local animal health workers vaccinate goats, sheep, and more against disease

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.

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Meet Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah, a volunteer in Ghana through our VETS program

Meet Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah, a volunteer in Ghana through our VETS program

Meet Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah; a retired veterinarian from Canada who has been donating his time to help animals and communities throughout rural Ghana.

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National Volunteer Week: Meet Natalia, a recent VETS volunteer in Ghana

National Volunteer Week: Meet Natalia, a recent VETS volunteer in Ghana

Natalia shares all she learned during her recent VETS volunteer posting in Ghana, as a communications specialist.

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National Volunteer Week: Meet Tasha, a recent volunteer at our northern clinics

National Volunteer Week: Meet Tasha, a recent volunteer at our northern clinics

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.

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The benefits of biogas: How biogas training and implementation on farms in Kenya is making a difference

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.

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VWB/VSF VETS volunteer alumni, Younoussa, on implementing best practices in pesticide use in Senegal

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.

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VWB/VSF communications volunteer, Natalia, celebrates Ghana's independence and investment in animal health

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.

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Veterinarians Without Borders' #IDW203 Webinars - Feb. 8 & Feb. 10

Veterinarians Without Borders' #IDW203 Webinars - Feb. 8 & Feb. 10

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.

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Join us on International Volunteer Day (Dec. 5) for a free virtual event: Committed to Solidarity

Join us on International Volunteer Day (Dec. 5) for a free virtual event: Committed to Solidarity

December 5, 2022 is International Volunteer Day.

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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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Leaving No Woman Behind

Leaving No Woman Behind

To ensure ‘No woman is left behind’, the VWB VETS project has given specific focus to equipping women with skills and knowledge on improved dairy farm management.

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Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Youth Empowerment in Dairy Farming

Meaningful youth engagement in agriculture is key to the improvement of the social wellbeing of communities as it plays a critical role in enhancing food security.

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Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Volunteer report: Northern Canada adventure renews passion for these veterinarians

Over 16 days, a small group of volunteer veterinarians and registered veterinary technologists travelled to three communities in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut region of Canada.

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Gender Advisor in Vietnam

Gender Advisor in Vietnam

Kavitha Sriparamananthan shares insight into their role as a Gender Advisor in Vietnam at the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. 

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Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Building Resilience in the Face of COVID-19

Kavitha Sriparamananthan shares insight into their role as a Gender Advisor in Vietnam at the Institute of Environmental Health and Sustainable Development. 

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Updates From a National Volunteer in Ghana

Updates From a National Volunteer in Ghana

A national VETS volunteer, Ebenezer Ghamli,  shares his experience teaching rural communities in Ghana about COVID-19 safety.

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A Collaborate Effort in Uganda Leads to Sustainable Change

A Collaborate Effort in Uganda Leads to Sustainable Change

Volunteer Nikki Sheedy shares her experience in Uganda as a second-time volunteer with Veterinarians Without Borders. 

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VWB/VSF Volunteer Insight In the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

VWB/VSF Volunteer Insight In the Midst of COVID-19 Pandemic

Volunteer Shauna Richards shares her insight on the importance of the work Veterinarians Without Borders is doing, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Working with Vietnamese Scientists to Support Local Efforts in Reducing Disease Emergence

Working with Vietnamese Scientists to Support Local Efforts in Reducing Disease Emergence

Dr. Janna Schurer shares her experience working in Vietnam and creating a network of scientists with a focus on managing the threats of disease emergence.

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Importance of Livestock Health Efforts Following COVID-19 in Rural Ghana

Importance of Livestock Health Efforts Following COVID-19 in Rural Ghana

Dr. Joseph Ansong-Danquah explains the importance of on-the-ground volunteer work that supports farmers engaged in animal production in Ghana. 

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First week in Meru, Kenya

First week in Meru, Kenya

Four Canadian volunteers share the story of their first week with Veterinarians Without Borders in Meru, Kenya.

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Stories From Around The World

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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  • I loved being placed in Ghana and believe I made a significant impact to the communities.
    - Madison Russel

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