Veterinarians without Borders is looking for an experienced Small Animal Practitioner who is willing to volunteer for 2 weeks in late February, 2012. Rabies, distemper and parvo virus outbreaks happen far too often in animal populations in many northern districts like Sahtu, and the threat of disease transmission at the domestic animal/wildlife/human interface is a serious concern. Additionally, stray and loose dog populations can increase the risk of dog attacks – which is especially dangerous since rabies vaccination is not routine. Working alongside the Sahtu communities, local partners, and various wildlife specialists, the University of Calgary and VWB-VSF are beginning to develop sustainable animal health programs that address these specific concerns.
If you are interested in volunteering and assisting with health and sterilization clinics, please, download the call for volunteers.