Veterinarians Without Borders on Week-Long Study Tour at U of G

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Front view of Ontario Veterinary College

Members of Veterinarians Without Borders will spend the week learning at OVC

Members of Veterinarians Without Borders (VWB) will be on the U of G campus this week as part of a study tour. Twelve international members of the group will participate.

They will learn about veterinary practices from U of G faculty and visit the University’s research farms.

The animal health professionals have worked with VWB around the world, including in Kenya, Tanzania and Vietnam.

U of G professor emeritus David Waltner-Toews from the Ontario Veterinary College’s Department of Population Medicine is the founding board president of VWB. Dr. Katie Clow, also in Population Medicine, is the current chair of VWB and is organizing the tour.

“We are so excited to welcome fellow veterinarians and animal health professionals from Africa and Southeast Asia,” Clow said. “This visit is an excellent opportunity for knowledge exchange between OVC faculty and students and Veterinarians without Border’s in-country partners, both through in class workshops and field visits to the University’s research farms.”

The Canadian chapter of VWB supports Canada’s veterinary colleges by providing veterinary care in remote, under-served communities in northern Canada, especially for dogs. The volunteer vets provide important vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and other services.

Contact: kclow@uoguelph.ca or phone x53944.