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Maryann Dalton comes from an illustrious career in the animal health and welfare sector in Australia. She led the turnaround of the Animal Welfare League (NSW) over eight years from 2003-2011 as its CEO, transforming and leading change through coaching, team building and developing a collaborative culture of excellence and transparency. Maryann also led the achievement of DGR status for AWL in 2011, and grew the organisation from deficit to achieving a surplus in 2011. She has strong experience in managing day-to-day financial and administrative affairs for not-for-profit organisations, as well as developing and managing strategic plans, budgets and fundraising initiatives. Having travelled extensively in the USA looking at animal shelters, training, boarding and grooming establishments and vet hospitals, Maryann has also built high-level government relationships locally. She has also negotiated and managed sponsorship agreements with industry and corporate groups, developed MoUs with key stakeholders such as TAFE, Corrective Services, NSW Police and Australian Defence Forces. Her most recent appointment was Operations Manager with the Pet Industry Association of Australia, and she currently provides consultancy services to the industry. She has over 17 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including Guides Australia Inc. and Multiple Sclerosis Society of NSW. Maryann has a Masters degree in Community Management, majoring in volunteerism, and has a proven commitment and passion for animal welfare, where she continues to actively educate and speak to the public in matters of conservation, care and management.
  • VBB presents at the One Health Congress, Melbourne 2011

    One Health Congress 2011 The first International One Health Congress took place this year in Melbourne on February 14-16th. “For the past few years, the One Health concept has brought together experts working in the areas of animal and human disease. This Congress will focus on the risks and challenges brought about by the interactions between animal and human health…

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  • Winter Report from Beth Mc Gennisken

    The Ladakh Animal Care Society in association with Vets Beyond Borders and Fondation Brigitte Bardot has sterilised over 1500 street dogs in the Leh region in the summers of 2006/07. For the first time the LACS animal shelter at Saboo has been open over the winter months with the aim of housing and feeding starving or injured street dogs. Leh reaches temperatures of minus 10 to 20 c over night and…

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  • Vets Beyond Borders in Bhutan

    Collaboration between Vets Beyond Borders, the Government of Bhutan and local NGO’s should enable a well-structured programme to operate throughout the country, delivering veterinary services to the street-dogs and communities of Bhutan and controlling their numbers in a humane and sustainable manner. This is a natural development from the state-wide model in Sikkim. We envisage this programme…

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