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Our Mission

A bush plane flying in over the Kenyan countryside. Cattle and grass huts are in the foreground.

Our mission is to work for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us.

A volunteer and a Kenyan dairy cooperative employee look over some paperwork.

One Planet, One Health

Using a One Health approach, Veterinarians Without Borders Canada works for, and with, communities in need to foster the health of animals, people and the environments that sustain us.

We work in Africa and Asia to improve the living conditions of the most disadvantaged rural populations through veterinary and agricultural services, sustainable animal production, training, value chain development and sustainable natural resource management.

Additionally, we support remote Northern Canadian communities to improve animal health through temporary spay and neuter clinics, reduce the spread of rabies, and work to create the conditions for long-term, community-led sustainable animal health services.

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Our Vision

Healthy People, Healthy Animals, Healthy Environment

  • To ensure better living conditions for the most vulnerable populations.
  • To promote food and nutrition security and safety through veterinary care and knowledge.
  • To support agroecological production models, promoting a healthy and sustainable relationship between humans, animals, and their environment.

Our Belief

The healthy and sustainable relationship between humans, animals and their environment is of the utmost importance for the livelihoods and living conditions of all people. Food and nutrition security and food safety through veterinary care and knowledge are crucial for improving the livelihoods of vulnerable populations.

Our Guiding Principles

  • One Health
  • Local Ownership
  • Global Community
  • Partnership
  • Respect
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Integrity

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Your Support Means Everything

Veterinarians without borders couldn't do the work we do without your support. Whether it's a financial donation or a donation of your time, by improving the health of animals you will be working to improve the health and quality of life for people throughout the world.

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Stories From Around The World

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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  • My voluntary assignments in Ghana for the past three years have dramatically improved animal production in terms of reducing mortality and increasing the size of the herd/flock.
    - Joseph Ansong-Danquah

Become A Part Of The Big Picture

By supporting Veterinarians Without Borders through donations or volunteering, you become part of the Big Picture solution. 

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