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Veterinarians without Borders Canada has released some exciting opportunities for Canadians to volunteer overseas, including very dairy-specific postings (particularly Uganda and Kenya). All placement details are found at https://www.vetswithoutborders.ca/volunteer. We welcome Canadian applicants who are interested in following in the footsteps of the volunteers before them and contribute to the impact that VWB/VSF can have in impoverished communities. Becoming a VWB/VSF volunteer is a challenging and fulfilling experience, one that will enlighten anyone who has the courage to embark on such a venture!

 The volunteers selected will be provided with the following:
- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course in Ottawa
- Return airfare to placement country and visa/permit costs
- Required vaccinations, anti-malarial medication and overseas emergency travel health insurance
- Monthly living allowance (MLA), designed to cover simple housing, basic food requirements and other typical monthly living expenses.

Anyone interested can send their resume and a covering letter which clearly indicate the position they are applying for, and how qualifications meet the requirements of this posting. Resume and cover letters can be sent to: Monique Charron at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you need more information, please contact the Volunteer Program Manager Kristen Rodrigues at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Katrina Barth accepts the winning award from Dr. Colleen Pollock (Merck Animal Health)

The 2017 Conference marked the ninth year of WCABP and Merck Animal Health hosting the Student Case Presentation Award. All WCVM and UCVM veterinary undergraduates (from any year in their program) as well as 2016 graduates were invited to present a beef or dairy case report at the Conference. Presentations were given by: Colin Nicholas, Katrina Barth and Lane Hudson. Following their 10 minute presentation those in attendance were asked to rank the presenters based on topic as well as presentation. The winner, Katrina Barth (WCVM 2017) received $1,500. Thank you to Merck for continuing to sponsor this Competition and to the students for their participation!

Dr. Rob Tremblay (Boehringer Ingelheim), Dr. Fritz Schumann, Dr. Brittany Wiese (nominator)

This year’s recipient of the Boehringer Ingelheim WCABP Veterinarian of the Year award was Dr. Fritz Schumann from Saskatoon, SK.

Fritz grew up on a farm in the northern part of Namibia, Africa, and from a very early age he
wanted to be a Veterinarian. He had a strong love for animals, and as a boy he helped with the
cattle and even had his very own flock of Chinese chickens!

Fritz graduated from high school in 1976 and after a time in the military, went on to earn his
veterinary degree from the Ondersteport Veterinary Institute, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine,
University of Pretoria, graduating in 1986. He obtained 15 distinctions during the 5.5-year
veterinary course. Fritz started his working career as a State Veterinarian in Namibia and
worked in the small community of Otavi for just under a year.

2016 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award

Charlotte, North Carolina, September 15, 2016 – The executive board of the Canadian Association of Bovine Veterinarians (CABV) / Association Canadienne des Veterinaires Bovins (ACVB) and Boehringer Ingelheim (Canada) Ltd. have announced Dr. Ken Leslie as the recipient of the 2016 Metacam® 20 Bovine Welfare Award....read more.

The 2016 Conference marked the eighth year of WCABP and Merck Animal Health hosting the Student Case Presentation Award. All WCVM and UCVM veterinary undergraduates (from any year in their program) as well as 2015 graduates were invited to present a beef or dairy case report at the Conference. Presentations were given by: Kristy Oatway, Beverly Chard, Anika Mueller, Cordell Young and Becky Tees. Following their 10 minute presentation those in attendance were asked to rank the presenters based on topic as well as presentation. The winner, Becky Tees (UCVM 2018) received $2,000 and runner up Beverly Chard (WCVM 2017) received $500. Thank you to Merck for continuing to sponsor this Competition and to the students for their participation!

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