This is Ridgie, handsome as all that and now in excellent health. But this hadn’t always been the case. Ridgie suffered from a transmissible venereal tumour or TVT as it is commonly known in the veterinary world. But what is a TVT? Tumour as in cancer? Transmissible as in contagious? Venereal as in genitals? Is it painful and is it fatal? Yes to all of the above! This type of tumour is sexually transmitted so dogs get infected during mating. In females the tumours develop on the vulva ...Continue Reading
A Collar for Me?
It is such a pleasure to see people coming to the doors of FVAI’S clinic with their animals! Walking, biking, on a scooter or even in a wheelbarrow! In a cardboard box, a rice bag or even a pillowcase. Small dogs, large dogs, nice ones and less nice ones. What do they all have in common the majority of the time? No collar around their neck. A rope, a belt or a chain. No choice, they make do with what they have. In foreign countries the people are no different from us. It is not due to ...Continue Reading
I look like hell, and you?
Yes Sam, soooo cute.....if you ignore that horrible thing on his head. These surgical caps are an invention of the devil himself and rest assured that no one looks fabulous in them. Made of synthetic material, they are non recyclable, of poor quality, ugly and without fail always end up in the garbage. Do you want to add style to your look in surgery, all the while making a responsable gesture to the environment? Treat yourself to a surgical cap from the Foundation for Veterinary Aid ...Continue Reading
Winner of our dog teepee
The winner of our amazing Canadian dog teepee is: 5009422 Come to our booth before 2 pm on July 19 th to pick up your prize or email email@example.com if you already left Toronto. ...Continue Reading
Come Help us Celebrate World Rabies Day in September 2019 in Tanzania!
Unfortunately, rabies kills thousands of people in Africa and Asia each year. Most of the victims are children and the main source of the disease is the domestic dog. The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) along with its partners and generous volunteers such as you hope to eliminate rabies by 2030. What a challenge, right? It is possible! It will take a lot of effort but we are ready! We must vaccinate the maximum number of dogs, a minimum of 70% of the canine ...Continue Reading
Hear ye! Hear ye! FVAI’S Annual Online Auction has Returned!
As of December 1st, you can dress in your pjs and shop from the comfort of your own home. FVAI’s online auction is back from December 1-10, 2017. Isn’t that wonderful? We have a large variety of items for every taste and budget. Tickets for shows, autographed books, Quebec creations, items brought back from Africa, a handbag from the Céline Dion collection, and a table at the famous sugar shack Au Pied de Cochon. You can spoil yourselves and your loved ones during the upcoming holidays for so ...Continue Reading
Hear ye! Hear ye! Welcome to FVAI’S Online Auction!
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in FVAI’s inaugural online auction. In it you will find a multitude of articles suitable to all tastes and budgets. The funds accumulated with your bids will serve to finance our projects and allow us to continue our efforts to change the world by helping one animal and one human at a time, and finally a whole community! Since 2013, the volunteers of the Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) have provided free veterinary ...Continue Reading
Botswana or the Galapagos Islands, where would you like to go in 2016?
It’s true; some of us have the travel bug. No sooner than when we get back from one trip, we dream of our next destination. It’s infectious, out of our control. We are infected little by little, travel shows and blogs, conferences, Bruno Blanchet and his famous voyage around the world, and yes, of course, the veterinary adventures of FVAI. Where would you like to go in 2016? Botswana in February? Or the Galapagos Islands in April? To Baja California, Mexico in May or ...Continue Reading
FVAI has Officially Obtained its Charity Status!
It’s official! The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International is now known as and registered as a charity with the Canadian Revenue Service. This status has encouraged us to continue our efforts to change the world in helping one animal at a time, one human and finally an entire community! Each small gesture counts, since its inception, FVAI has helped over 1000 cats and dogs at no cost. FVAI’s projects have also allowed many veterinary and animal health technician students to acquire ...Continue Reading
A Humanitarian Voyage for so Little Cost!
Is it possible, in addition to it being high season for tourism? Absolutely! If you would like to participate in your first humanitarian trip without losing your shirt, our project in Belize in January 2016 is just the thing for you. FVAI will be returning to the small village of Sarteneja for the fifth time since 2014. In Sarteneja, high season for tourists with crowded hotels and restaurants and exorbitant rates does not exist. Normal. There are no hotels…. Joking aside, Sarteneja is a ...Continue Reading
Belize Why Not?
Yes, why not? Are you looking for an out of the ordinary destination for your summer vacation? You need a change from your list of vacation suggestions that looks something like this: Camping….in the rain….no. Painting the deck….no. Stopping the pool from turning green….no. Road-trip….. mmmm yes….construction festival, traffic, detours and arguing with your GPS….no, no! Why not come and have fun helping the extraordinary people of Belize. Sun, beach, Mayan and Garifuna ...Continue Reading
Little Galapagos of the North!
Blue-footed boobies, majestic frigatebirds, and sea lions with whom you can frolick in emerald colored waters. Paradise eh? Welcome to Baja California! Nicknamed The Little Galapagos of the North, Baja California is just as fascinating as its big sister in Ecuador. I Have visited both places several times and you know what? I prefer Baja California to the Galapagos Islands! Incredible eh? Less touristy, more affordable, easier to get there and most definitely more "wows" per hour! You would ...Continue Reading