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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

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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  • The most rewarding part of my placements was helping others and seeing the many lives that are impacted along the way.
    - Nikki Sheedy

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