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Jolene Giacinti

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Dr. Jolene Giacinti is on the board of directors for Veterinarians Without Borders. 

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Dr. Jolene Giacinti, DVM

Jolene is a veterinarian (OVC 2016) and researcher working at the intersection of animal, human and environmental interaction. She has volunteered as a vet with local and international organizations that provide veterinary services for the pets of homeless, marginally housed and underserved populations.

Jolene was a member of the planning committee for the 2012-2014 Animal Welfare Forums and the 2014 Global Development Symposium. She is a veterinary consultant for a research project led by Canadian Wildlife Services, accountable for training field biologists on venipuncture technique and overseeing successful fieldwork in Northern Quebec and Ontario.

She coordinated experiential education opportunities for university students first in Bolivia to live with the Dow indigenous community in São Gabriel da Cachoeira and then with the Tacana Indigenous community in San Miguel de Bala.

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Leaving No Woman Behind

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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

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