Veterinarians Without Borders (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières-VSF) in Sweden, i.e. VSF-Sweden, is a neutral non-partisan organisation: we only undertake activities allowing us total independence. Anyone who is interested in working with questions concerning veterinary medicine from a global perspective is welcome as a member, regardless of education and occupation.
Our organisation was started with the initiative of JK Larsson who posted an appeal in The Swedish Veterinary Journal in 2010. An interim board was formed in 2011 to register the organization and create a homepage. The organization has about 60 members and receive support from both individuals, clinics and companies.
From 2018, VSF-Sweden is a member of VSF International.
If you wish to support VSF-Sweden we welcome your donation. Please contact the treasurer at email@example.com.
If you have any questions or would like to have more information about our projects, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We work together with:
We have also supported educational activities for some of the staff members related to the above organizations, e.g. webbased courses and inter-African collaboration.
In Eastern Zambia, the organisation ZASP has a development centre with a clinic and different types of educational activities. They also support several local village schools. VSF-Sweden has during 2015-18 financed the establishment of school toilettes and hand washing facilities at some of the schools in the area.
Animal health education
Since 2014, VSF-Sweden has also supported educational activities with focus on animal health and management. In the villages around the educational centre, ZASP has developed a very successful concept with ”awareness meetings” on animal health (vaccinations, castrations, disease symptoms), hygiene and disease control.
In Bangladesh, MLAF is a well established organization giving education on animal health and welfare. A small project together with VSF-Sweden will start during 2018, focusing on training of women in goat management.
Animal Welfare Education
VSF-Sweden does not cooperate with establishments whose business is in conflict with our fundamental principles and values. In practice this means that VSF-Sweden cannot accept funding from companies:
This means that VSF-Sweden cannot accept funding from companies whose main business involves the following industries: