Vets Beyond Borders
Vets Beyond Borders is an Australian-based, not-for-profit, organisation established by veterinary volunteers in 2003. Vets Beyond Borders co-ordinates and runs veterinary based animal and public health programs in developing communities of the Asia and Pacific region.
What we do
Work with local governments and organisations to establish effective veterinary based programmes
Undertake the clinical training of local veterinary personnel to build their skills
Co-ordinate volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses to work on these programmes
Supply much needed medications and surgical equipment
Facilitate the funding of buildings and important infrastructure such as kennels to hospitalise treated animals
Contribute to the development of wider programmes to address animal welfare and community health issues
Surgically sterilized over 30,000 street dogs preventing the birth of thousands more street dogs each year
Vaccinated over 65,000 dogs and cats against rabies
Trained over 320 local veterinary staff to increase their surgical skills and animal welfare knowledge
Provided care for thousands of animals whom have never seen a vet before and performed pain relieving and life saving procedures including fracture repair and cancer treatment
Contributed to developing kennels and infrastructure to hospitalise injured animals
Worked with governments in developing countries to implement humane alternatives to euthanasing or impounding stray dogs.
Where we work
Currently most of VBB's work is in India where VBB's founder Catherine Schuetze is often based, with two longstanding projects in Ladakh & Sikkim. Another project in the stages of becoming established is Bylakuppe in South India and VetTrain has been relaunched in regional centres in 2012 .
VBB is always looking to expand its work into other developing countries aswell as developing affiliations with other orgainsations working to improve animal & public health.
Please visit Our
Projects page for further information on VBB's current projects.