FVAI was back in Tanzania in February 2022. What a great way to start a new year with a wonderful pilot project on the mythical island of Zanzibar! Cats are plentiful in the streets of Stone Town and their seamless cohabitation with the human population is extraordinary. It is simply fascinating for those of us, who have a soft spot for the mini-tigers. However, cats reproduce quickly, especially when they have almost unlimited access to food. Two non-profit organizations, Paka clinic and ... Project Details
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Afin d’assurer le succès des ses interventions la FAVI s’engage dans des projets qui répondent à des critères très spécifiques :
- Impact : Les interventions de la FAVI doivent avoir un impact tangible. Ainsi, nous préférons cibler des petites communautés de moins de 20 000 habitants.
- Durabilité : Afin d’assurer la pérennité de ses actions, la FAVI s’engage à intervenir sur une base récurrente avec ses partenaires locaux. Une intervention ponctuelle et unique est rarement vouée à avoir un impact durable.
- Partenariat local : La FAVI travaille toujours conjointement avec un organisme non-gouvernemental local, bien structuré, actif à l’année, impliqué dans les communautés et qui partage la même vision. En tout temps, la FAVI se doit d’obtenir le consentement des vétérinaires locaux et travaille autant que possible en étroite collaboration avec ces derniers.
- Sécurité et paix sociale : La FAVI intervient dans des pays sécuritaires, pacifiques et politiquement stables.
In September 2021, we were finally able to put back on our veterinary uniforms for the first time since February 2020. What a joy to be back in the field providing veterinary care to our Tanzanian fur buddies! FVAI, along with our faithful local partner Mbwa Wa Africa, sterilized 120 dogs and 3 cats. The next important date to remember is February 2022. A wonderful surprise awaits all you cat lovers. Welcome! Karibu! ... Project Details
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International returned to Tanzania for the seventh time since its very first project in February 2017. Six new volunteers joined the extended FVAI family: two veterinarians, two animal health technicians, one assistant and two graduating veterinary students. Welcome! We sterilized 161 animals during this trip. An enormous thank you to our local partner Mbwa Wa Africa Animal Rescue for their warm welcome, and without whom this mission wouldn't be ... Project Details
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) is proud to offer free veterinary care to the animals of Belize for several years now. In January 2020 more than half of the health care professionals of the Beaumont Veterinary Clinic flew to Belize to support us in our humanitarian mission. What an amazing initiative on the part of this veterinary clinic. A highly motivating and unifying project for the employees! Their adventure began in spring 2019. The volunteers were incredibly ... Project Details
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International returned to Belize from the 4-11 of January 2020. As soon as they got out of the airport, the volunteers of FVAI exchanged their winter boots for flip-flops and climbed aboard the "FVAI Mobile", a baby blue school bus from the village of Sarteneja. The road to this small community was as bad as usual: potholes, mud, zigzags, horse-drawn carriages, 10 wheelers, to finally travel the 110 km in 3 hours. This was our ninth visit to this dynamic ... Project Details
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) returned to Mexico from the 13-20 October 2019. Last February, we fell in love with the shelter known as Animalandia in the magnificent village of Loreto, Our small team of volunteers composed of two veterinarians, two animal health technicians and a veterinary assistant sterilized 131 animals in 4 days at no cost to the owners. Thank you to everyone involved! ... Project Details
In September 2019, FVAI returned to Tanzania for the sixth time in two years. The team of volunteers comprised of 3 veterinarians and 4 animal health technicians, sterilized 208 dogs and 1 cat during this project. During our stay, 2 young Tanzanian veterinarians joined our group. We are proud to have shared our surgical knowledge with them so that they may eventually perform sterilizations throughout the year, to humanely control the animal population and consequently reduce the number of ... Project Details
In February 2019, the Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) returned to Baja California, Mexico. This time they went to a brand new destination: the magnificent village of Loreto. Our adventurous team of fourteen volunteers went to this charming little community situated more than 350 km from La Paz in order to offer free veterinary care to their animals. Life sometimes brings where you need to be; in Loreto we had a chance to meet the indomitable Lucy, an extraordinary woman ... Project Details
The Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) returned once again to Belize for the eighth time in January 2019. It is without a doubt one of our pet projects! A diversified team of 18 volunteers sterilized 176 dogs and cats in 4 days. We began our mission in the small village of Sarteneja, where we have always received a warm welcome year after year! The Belizean people now wait for us at the doors of the clinic even before it opens. The high level of participation shows how much ... Project Details
In October 2018 the Foundation for Veterinary Aid International (FVAI) returned to Tanzania for the fifth time in less than a year. We continued our mission started in October 2017, in the wards of Baraa and Kimandolu in the larger city of Arusha. A small group of FVAI volunteers consisting of 1 veterinarian, one animal health technician and 2 veterinary assistants sterilized at no cost, 101 animals, that is to say 99 dogs and 2 cats! Our local partner Mbwa Wa Africa (dogs of Africa in Swahili) ... Project Details
Learning, while helping, a feel good experience! Eight graduating animal health technician students from College Lionel-Groulx lived that experience during an end of degree externship in Tanzania last March. What they were able to accomplish was phenomenal! Flying to Africa is always exciting, but intimidating at the same time. Starting at their arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, we welcomed highly motivated and determined young women ready to perfect their knowledge and help the animals at the ... Project Details
In February 2018, a small team of volunteers from the Foundation consisting of 2 veterinarians, one animal health technician and one veterinary assistant, continued the vaccination and sterilization campaign begun in October 2017 in Baraa, a suburb of the city of Arusha in Tanzania. In order to maintain the goal of vaccinating 70% of the dog population to help eradicate rabies, it was extremely important to continue our campaign in this part of the city. A small valley separates this sector ... Project Details