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VBB seeks to achieve a world of better health for animals and people, through delivery of its volunteer-based programs: The Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Team (AVERT), VetMatch, VetTrain and its Community Awareness Program.
AVERT was launched in 2015 and is dependent upon its extensive national database of volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses: VBB-registered veterinary professionals willing to assist in the response to natural disasters or outbreak of emergency animal disease (EAD) in Australia. At the time of the catastrophic bushfires of the summer of 2019-20, the AVERT register contained the details of around 900 veterinarians and veterinary nurses.
VetMatch entails the deployment of carefully screened veterinary volunteers to assist in the work of selected animal welfare groups, predominantly in developing communities overseas where access to veterinary care is otherwise limited or non-existent and typically where dog population management and rabies control efforts are high priority.
VetTrain provides clinical training courses, delivered by VBB-registered volunteer veterinary teaching staff with relevant postgraduate qualifications and experience. The program hosts these training sessions in countries where continuing veterinary education opportunities are typically very limited. This has significant benefits with respect to the quality and consistency of veterinary care, especially that provided to strays and street dwelling animals.
VBB’s Community Awareness Program promotes the close association between animals and humansAdd to Favourites