Our mission is to work with those in need to foster the health of animals, people, and the environments that sustain us. Our international programs focus on increasing the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
About VETERINARIANS WITHOUT BORDERS / VETERINAIRES SANS FRONTIERES
VWB/VSF works on big picture challenges of nutrition, disease and gender equality by concentrating on small, workable solutions. We partner with local communities and other non-profit organizations to deliver on the ground programs that focus on creating stable, sustainable communities and improved health for animals, people and the environments in which they live.
Given the right tools and knowledge, women, children and families can transform their lives; these improvements are then replicated in adjacent communities, benefiting people around the world.
Established in 2005, VWB/VSF-Canada works with educational institutions, non-governmental organizations, local communities, farmers' groups, and international agencies to tackle root-cause issues affecting public health, animal health, and ecosystem health in developing communities around the world.
What People Are Saying
"“The main topic addressed was cow comfort and nutrition where tremendous changes were experienced in the farms and great results achieved instantly with no costs attributes. Therefore, [it was] very effective for all the farmers to implement.” "
— MERU Dairy Co-operative Union on VWB volunteer impact, 2017
"Since the volunteers were ladies, this was a good example since most vets and animal health technicians are men. We learnt that ladies can work with farmers in the fields. More ladies will be encouraged to attend vet schools."
— Peter Mathinji, Wakulima Dairy
"All the co-operative societies that had an opportunity to be served by the veterinarians have been able to increase their milk production comparing production in February and March 2017. The have been able to reduce on milk wastages associated with inadequate milk testing and cow treatment."
— Meru Central Dairy Union, Kenya