Blog 2018-08-10T17:50:43+00:00

Veterinary volunteers in the Christmas spirit, generous all year round

Sydney, Australia (November 2018) – Many veterinarians see their work as a calling and have an ongoing desire to give back to the animal kingdom.  Veterinary volunteers with Vets Beyond Borders, an Australian-based international animal charity, devotedly share their time, knowledge and skills not just during the season of giving but all year round. “Since 2003, VBB volunteers have made a measurable contribution to the health and welfare of animals and people in developing communities around the world,” said VBB CEO Maryann Dalton. Through its VetMatch and VetTrain programs, the charity deploys volunteer veterinarians, veterinary nurses and other animal welfare workers throughout the year to deliver animal health and community awareness where they are desperately needed. “You feel like you’re welcomed, you’re wanted, and you’re making a true difference,” said Victorian veterinarian Dr Alan Sherlock, who has volunteered annually in India for many years training local vets in veterinary medicine

VetTrain Cambodia hits the ground running

Thursday 8th November 2018 Vets Beyond Borders’ VetTrain program enters an exciting new phase: From the 5th until the 16th November, a team of VBB volunteer veterinarians are in Phnom Penh, providing clinical training to veterinarians working with Cambodian animal welfare organisations. VetTrain launched in 2009, with the initial purpose of providing clinical training to veterinary personnel working with animal birth control and anti-rabies projects in India. Today, the program also offers training in other clinical disciplines to allow appropriate treatment of the myriad of diseases and injuries that afflict animals struggling for survival on the streets of towns and cities around the world. For more information on VetTrain, please visit our VetTrain webpage. VBB’s team of volunteer veterinarians will be in Phnom Penh for two weeks, providing instruction on clinical techniques in aspects of small animal anaesthesia, surgery, internal medicine and diagnostic imaging to local veterinarians working to improve the

Australian animal charity shares a vital message on World Rabies Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 18 Sept 2018 Australian animal charity shares a vital message on World Rabies Day Dog-mediated virus 99% fatal, 100% preventable World Rabies Day is on September 28 and Australian-based international animal charity Vets Beyond Borders is embracing this year’s awareness theme by bringing this deadly dog-mediated disease to Australia’s attention. “Rabies kills thousands of people around the world every year. It is nearly always fatal - only a few people in the world have survived treatment. But it’s 100 per cent preventable by vaccination,” said Maryann Dalton, CEO of Vets Beyond Borders (VBB). Rabies infection is caused by the rabies virus, which is spread through the saliva of infected animals by biting another animal or a person, and it is always fatal once clinical symptoms appear. Australia is free of rabies, but tragically the virus kills approximately 59,000 people every year – 40 per cent children in Asia