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Vets Beyond Borders

A world of better health for animals and people

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An Australian Animal Charity Helping Animals and Communities

Vets Beyond Borders is an animal charity which deploys volunteer vets,  vet nurses and other animal welfare workers to help improve the lives of animals and developing communities around the world.

We prioritise provision of care to homeless animals and those with little or no other access to veterinary care. Our volunteers provide desperately needed veterinary treatment and are actively involved in efforts to humanely control the population of homeless dogs and cats by surgical sterilisation (animal birth control surgery).

In countries where rabies is an ever-present threat to humans and animals, VBB volunteers work tirelessly with animal birth control and anti-rabies immunisation (ABC-AR) projects, dramatically increasing the number of animals that receive such care and reducing the risks of spread of this dreadful, but entirely preventable, disease.

We deliver clinical training courses for personnel working with animal welfare projects overseas and community/school education classes to increase awareness of the importance of kindness to animals.

Across Australia, VBB volunteers stand ready to deliver prompt treatment to animals affected by natural disaster or outbreak of exotic disease.

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VBB is an animal welfare charity totally dedicated to the provision of quality veterinary care to fellow creatures struggling to survive in so many parts of the world. VBB is immensely proud of  its volunteer community of veterinarians and veterinary nurses, who go about their work quietly and selflessly – and to great effect.

Urgent Bushfire Response Update – January 2020

Australia is in the midst of an horrendous bushfire event. Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) would like to thank all the wonderful volunteers who have registered with our AVERT (Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Team) Program – and especially those who have already been deployed to assist in the response to the crisis.

We are still seeking volunteer assistance from vets and nurses with experience in some or all of the following areas:
1. Wildlife
2. Farm animals
3. Companion animals
4. Aviculture
5. Burns management

We encourage Vets and Vet Nurses across Australia, who are available to help in this vital volunteer effort, to:
*Download our FAQ on Volunteering with AVERT for the Australian Bushfire Crisis click here, and to then
*Complete and submit an AVERT application click here.

The animal welfare impacts of this crisis will be felt for several months, requiring ongoing treatment, care and rehabilitation of the many thousands of animals that will have been affected by the fires. To help us deliver and provide urgently needed equipment and veterinary supplies for this nationwide animal welfare response, please
Click to donate here
Note all donations from this link will go to the Australian Bushfire Crisis

Many thanks, Team VBB

How We Help Animals in Need

Through delivery of our programs, VBB makes meaningful and sustained improvements to the lives of animals – as well the communities of which they are part.

As a caring Animal Charity, we run a range of programs to improve animal welfare around the world.


Placing our experienced veterinary volunteers with approved animal welfare projects around the world.


Our highly qualified volunteer instructors delivering clinical training to enhance the skills of veterinarians and other personnel working with animal welfare projects overseas.


Volunteer vets caring for animals affected by emergencies and natural disasters in Australia

Community Awareness

Increasing understanding of the fundamental association between the welfare of animals and the welfare of humans, and emphasising the importance of kindness towards animals.

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Make a direct contribution to improving the welfare of animals and people. Your support will help us continue to deliver and expand our important programs, making an ever greater impact in areas of greatest need.


Are you a veterinarian, veterinary nurse or veterinary student interested in volunteering your skills? - Consider joining the VBB volunteer community

Can VBB assist your animal welfare organisation?

VBB’s community of experienced veterinary volunteers is ready to provide their clinical and teaching skills

Register as a VBB Affiliate Organisation

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