Vets Beyond Borders – World Rabies Day is on September 28


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Photo Source: Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Be aware of the spread of rabies, vaccinate to eliminate Dog-mediated virus 99% fatal, 100% preventable

World Rabies Day is on September 28 and Australian-based international animal charity Vets Beyond Borders is highlighting the importance of vaccinating dogs to help prevent the spread of the deadly rabies virus.

Rabies kills nearly 60,000 people around the world every year, according to the World Health Organisation. The virus is spread through the saliva of infected animals by biting another animal or a person, and it is always fatal once clinical symptoms appear. An estimated 5.5 billion plus people live at daily risk of rabies¹. Thankfully, Australia is free from this disease.

“Rabies is nearly always fatal but it’s 100 per cent preventable by vaccination,” said Maryann Dalton, CEO of Vets Beyond Borders, which deploys volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses across the globe to deliver animal health and community awareness programs where they are desperately needed.  “Australia does not have rabies. But we need to bring this deadly dog-mediated disease to the Australian public’s attention.”

Rabies warning in Australia

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture is warning the virus could reach Australia’s shores at any time as it spreads across our northern neighbours. There is the risk of yachts or fishing vessels carrying rabies-infected dogs from Indonesia landing on Australia’s northern coastline and mixing with dingoes and community cats and dogs. If these dogs become infected with rabies, they would be a huge threat to the health and safety of the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people living in northern Australia communities.

This year’s World Rabies Day awareness theme is Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate and highlights the importance of keeping dogs vaccinated, helping people in need to seek and obtain life-saving treatment (post-exposure prophylaxis), and committing to the 2030 goal of eliminating rabies deaths.

“Dog bites cause almost all human cases of rabies,” said Ms Dalton. “We can prevent rabies deaths through increased awareness, vaccinating dogs to prevent disease at its source, and timely life-saving post-bite treatment for people.”

VBB anti-rabies program eliminating
dog-mediated deaths

Vets Beyond Borders has been running animal birth control and anti-rabies programs in India (which carries a third of the world’s rabies burden) for nearly 15 years, providing canine rabies vaccination, humane dog population control, community education and treatment of sick and injured animals.

“VBB’s Sikkim Anti-Rabies and Animal Health (SARAH) program is the first state-wide rabies program and has demonstrated successful near elimination of this dog-mediated disease²,” said Ms Dalton.

In the last financial year, VBB desexed over 7,000 animals, administered nearly 36,000 doses of anti-rabies vaccine and 290 doses of distemper vaccine, in addition to the medical, surgical and hospital care VBB provides to hundreds of sick and injured domestic animals and wildlife.

During the current financial year, in addition to treating sick and injured animals, VBB will administer 30,000 to 40,000 rabies vaccinations plus approximately 200 distemper vaccinations and sterilisation of up to 9,000 dogs, Ms Dalton added.

“Vets Beyond Borders provides the volunteers and facilitates clinical skill development of local vets,” she said.  “We need funds to purchase medical equipment and vaccinations to treat street dogs for distemper, parvo and rabies.”

For more information about Vets Beyond Borders’ animal health and community awareness programs, please visit

Click here for Vets Beyond Border’s #WorldRabiesDay awareness campaign.

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Photo Source: Global Alliance for Rabies Control

How can you help prevent the spread of rabies?

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture has released an educational video, ‘Keep a Top Watch’ on rabies in the community, as well as information on the signs of rabies.

The public can help prevent the introduction and spread of rabies by always declaring animals brought into Australia and immediately reporting any suspected case of rabies by phoning the Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline on 1800 675 888

¹Global Alliance for Rabies Control
² Eliminating Dog-Mediated Rabies in Sikkim, India: A 10-Year Pathway to Success for the SARAH Program. Frontiers in Veterinary Science Journal (March 2017).

Caroline Zambrano, PR & Social Media Coordinator
Vets Beyond Borders 0403 550 730

About Vets Beyond Borders

Vets Beyond Borders is an international animal charity based in Australia that is operating since 2003 to help improve the lives of animals and humans in developing communities around the world. Through its VetMatch and VetTrain programs, VBB deploys volunteer veterinarians and veterinary nurses across the globe to deliver quality animal health and education/community awareness programs where they are desperately needed.

Our volunteers provide desperately needed veterinary treatment and are actively involved in anti-rabies immunisation (ABC-AR) projects and efforts to humanely control the population of homeless dogs and cats by surgical sterilisation (animal birth control surgery) across the globe. In Australia, VBB’s AVERT (Australian Veterinary Emergency Response Team) program has volunteers standing ready to deliver prompt treatment to animals affected by natural disaster or outbreak of exotic disease.

For more information about VBB programs and how you can help, please visit

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Find us on Social Media – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. Job Round up 10.09.2019 – A list of 47 Currently Advertised jobs

Job Round up 10 September 2019

A list of 47 Currently Advertised jobs


       New South Wales

  1. Animal Welfare Officer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, Closing Date: 15/09/2019
  2. Veterinary Surgeon, Camden Valley Animal Hospital, Narellan, NSW, Australia, No closing date provided
  3. Veterinarian, Lake Road Veterinary Clinic, Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia, No closing date provided
  4. Clinical Study Manager, Pettit Pharma & Device Search, Sydney, NSW, Australia, No closing date provided
  5. Professional Officer – Laboratory Section, New South Wales Government – Department of Planning, Industry & Environment – Primary Industries, Menangle, NSW, Australia, Closing Date: 15/09/2019


  6. Laboratory and Technical Support Officer, Veterinary Anatomy, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia, Closing Date: 06/10/2019


  7. Full time or Part-Time, Small Animal or Mixed Veterinarian, Geelong Veterinary Hospital, Marshall, Victoria, Australia, No closing date provided
  8. Animal Ethics Committee Members, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Closing Date: 04/10/2019 ]

    Australian Capital Territory

  9. Veterinary Officers, Department of Agriculture, Canberra, ACT, Australia, Closing Date: 12/09/2019

    Western Australia

  10. Chief Executive Officer – The Animal Hospital, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Australia, Closing date: 16/09/2019

    South Australia

  11. Veterinary Clinician (Production Animal), University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Closing Date: 05/10/2019
  12. Equine/Mixed Practice Veterinarian, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Closing Date: 27/09/2019
  13. Manager Animal Facility, University of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, Closing Date: 22/09/2019


  14. Veterinary Clinical Pathologist (Virtual), IDEXX, Virtual Position, Australia, No closing date provided



  15. Teaching Assistant, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, Closing Date: 10/09/2019


  16. Assistant or Associate Professor in Veterinary Virology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, No closing date provided
  17. Veterinary Anesthesiologist, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada, No closing date provided
  18. Assistant Professor, Bovine Health Management, WA Ranches, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Closing Date: 17/09/2019


  19. Assistant Veterinarian, Angkor Centre for Conservation of Biodiversity (ACCB), Angkor, Cambodia, No closing date provided


  20. (Senior)Director, Veterinary Medicine Research and Development, Zoetis, Suzhou Shi, China, No closing date provided
  21. Diagnostic Technical Manager- APAC, Zoetis Inc, Shanghai, China, No closing date provided

    East Timor

  22. Veterinary Laboratory Scientist Mentor, Menzies, Dili, Timor-Leste, Closing Date: 15/09/2019


  23. Veterinarian, Leibniz Institute on Aging, Jena, Germany, Closing Date: 15/09/2019

    Hong Kong

  24. Dean of Jockey Club College of Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong, No closing date provided

    New Zealand

  25. Companion Animal Veterinarian, CoroVets, Whangamata, New Zealand, No closing date provided
  26. Veterinarian, Pakuranga Vet Clinic & Cattery, Pakuranga, Auckland, New Zealand, No closing date provided


  27. Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Animal Ecology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Closing Date: 16/09/2019


  28. Veterinary Specialist, Nestle, La Tour, Switzerland, No closing date provided

    United Kingdom

  29. Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, University of Edinburgh,  Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 20/09/2019
  30.  Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Small Animal Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 27/09/2019
  31. Senior Lecturer in Higher Education Practice, Royal Veterinary College, Nr. Potters Bar, Herts, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 01/10/2019
  32. Veterinary Adviser Field Delivery, Scotland, Animal & Plant Health Agency, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom, Closing Date 22/09/2019
  33. Veterinary Surgeon, PDSA, Stoke on Trent, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 17/09/2019
  34. Postdoctoral Researcher in Veterinary Public Health – Fixed Term (3 years), Royal Veterinary College, Nr. Potters Bar, Herts, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 29/09/2019
  35. Small Animal Vet, Barton Veterinary Hospital & Surgery, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 03/10/2019
  36. Pig Vet, Garth Pig Practice, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 30/10/2019
  37. Veterinary Surgeon, Forest House Veterinary Group, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 03/10/2019
  38. Veterinary Surgeon, Pets n’ Vets, Glasgow, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 03/10/2019
  39. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Pathology, University of Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 27/09/2019
  40. Small Animal Vet, Farthings Veterinary Group, Horsham, West Sussex, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 28/09/2019
  41. Small Animal Vet, Lanes Vets, Garstang, Preston, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 02/10/2019
  42. Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Sciences, Harper Adams University, Shropshire, United Kingdom, Closing Date: 20/09/2019

    United States

  43. Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, University of Arizona, Outside of Tucsan, Arizona, United States, No closing date provided
  44. Patrick T. Redig Endowed Chair in Raptor and Ecosystem Health, Raptor Centre – University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States, No closing date provided
  45. Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Molecular Virology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States, No closing date provided
  46. Clinical Assistant Professor of Avian-Exotic Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, United States, No closing date provided
  47. Animal Programs – Veterinary Hospital Internship – Spring 2020, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States, No closing date provided

Unleashed Online Conference – Dr Gerardo Poli

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I am hosting the “Unleashed Online Conference” which focusing on sharing the – often under taught – skills and tools that when combined with clinical knowhow the participants will be able to take things to the next level in their veterinary journey.

Conference 13-14 July from 8:30am Brisbane time

8 Speakers, across 2 days including myself, Dr Alex Hynes, Dr Brooke Schampers, Dr Hubert Hiemstra and Dr Nadine Hamilton plus special guests Anthony Laye who is a behaviour and confidence expert, Dr Shibly Mustapha and Sarah Pallett who is my marketing guru.

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14 hours of Interactive Workshops

Questions & Answers with Expert Panel

Free access to :

Pre conference short course

Digital workbook

Digital swag bag

Tickets from $57 AUD 

Live tickets get you access to live giveaways, the expert Questions and Answers sessions and additional free resources in member area. 

Plus 3 months free CPD with veterinary education provider Improve International.  Live attendees will have all conference and Questions and Answers videos in their member area to watch again at own pace and time.

The topics we are covering include:

  • Achieving clarity: what do you want to achieve and how to get it
  • Work-life-study balance – what it means to you & how do you achieve it
  • Developing confidence
  • Client communication – creating win-win client interactions
  • Self-awareness & valuing your knowledge & skills
  • Successful transitioning when stepping up into roles
  • Building resilience to help you bounce back from adversity
  • Developing influence and impact as a veterinarian
  • Top tips from the Vet Vault Podcast Mentors

For more information and to purchase tickets please click here.

Special Offer for For Candidates.
If you register as a Candidate you will get 15% off tickets.
To register as a Candidate please click here.

Love Your Pet Love Your Vet – Dr Nadine Hamilton

Love Your Pet Love Your Vet – Dr Nadine Hamilton

“Veterinarians have one of the highest rates of suicide – approximately four-times the national average (or around 1 suicide every 12 weeks).  Our founder, Author and Psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton, completed doctoral research into veterinarian wellbeing and is passionate about raising awareness of this serious issue.  She has recently published a self-help book based on her research and intervention program called “Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian” to help address the issues.

In 2018 we partnered with Royal Canin Australia to raise awareness within the community of the factors contributing to the alarming rate of burnout and suicide in veterinarians, as well as reduce the stigma in veterinary professionals seeking help, and provide support in helping them regain their wellbeing and quality of life.  Our initial campaign was so successful that Dr Nadine registered Love Your Pet Love Your Vet as a charity to enable us to extend the work we are doing for the veterinary community.”

Will you make a tax-time donation before June 30th and help Love Your Pet Love Your Vet share in $17,000 worth of grants at My Giving Circle?

Please help if you can by making a donation, big or small at the “My Giving Circle” link.

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PhD position in a project about weight carrying ability in Icelandic horses – Phd student, research subject

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ref SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-2126

Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry

The Department of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry conducts research and education on the structure and function of animals. We work primarily with food producing animals, sports- and companion animals and research animals, but also insects, spiders and wildlife. Our teaching on bachelor- and master levels in anatomy, histology, physiology and biochemistry is pursued mainly within SLU’s veterinary programme and bachelor and master programmes in animal science, but also in independent courses. Our research and doctoral education span over several topics including the molecular and cellular mechanisms of animals to the structure and function of the whole animal, and how animals are affected by physical work, production stress, diseases, husbandry and environmental factors. The department is located in VHC and have around 50 employees.


The Icelandic horse is popular and can be found in more than 30 countries. Compared to other breeds commonly ridden by adults, it is small and there has been a discussion regarding how much weight this horse can carry. However, the knowledge is limited and scientific studies are scarce. There is therefore a need to increase the knowledge. The aim of this project is to develop a system based on an exercise test and physiological and anatomical data that can accurately describe a horse’s current weight carrying ability. This knowledge can be used by tourist companies, riding schools and also as an objective description when horses are for sale. The project is a collaboration between SLU and Hólar University College on Iceland.


To perform PhD studies and together with the research group and supervisors plan, collect, analyse, prepare, write and present data from the studies performed. The PhD shall participate in teaching and contribute to the development of the department, the faculty and the university. Substantial parts of the practical research will be performed at Hólar University College on Iceland. Communication with the horse industry may also be relevant.


The applicant shall have a master degree in animal science, veterinary medicine, animal agronomy or equivalent. The applicant shall have documented experience of handling of horses. Experience of scientific or practical work with relevance for the area or industry is desired. The applicant shall be skilled in working in a team as well as independently. Good knowledge in written and spoken English is required. The applicant shall be prepared to learn Swedish. Personal qualities are of high importance as well as references.

Place of work:

SLU Uppsala, Sweden and Hólar University College, Iceland.

Forms for funding or employment:

The position is 100 % for 4 years

Starting date:

According to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2019-06-27, use the button below.

The application shall not be not more than one page (A4), in addition to CV and authenticated merits.

A person has basic eligibility for third cycle education if he or she has taken a second cycle qualification or has completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, including at least 60 higher education credits at second cycle education. Upper secondary school grades equivalent to English B/English 6 are a basic requirement.

Selection among applicants meeting the requirements is made with reference to written application including curriculum vitae, copies of degrees and transcripts of academic records, one copy of the dissertation for masters or undergraduate degree, a list of at least two references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications, certified knowledge of the English language and an interview.

Please observe that applicant/s chosen to participate in an interview shall hand in certified true copies of certificates, diplomas and transcripts from previous studies at an internationally recognized higher education institution (university or university college) and transcripts in connection to the interview. If the applicant is a foreign citizen we require a certified copy of the page in your apssport with your personal data and phograghy.

Read about the PhD education at SLU at

Academic union representatives:

The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) develops the understanding and sustainable use and management of biological natural resources. The university ranks well internationally within its subject areas. SLU is a research-intensive university that also offers unique degree programmes in for example rural development and natural resource management, environmental economics, animal science and landscape architecture.

SLU has just over 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and a turnover of SEK 3 billion. The university has invested heavily in a modern, attractive environment on its campuses in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala.

SLU is an equal opportunity employer.

Contact person

Anna Jansson



Carl-Gustaf Thulin



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