Vaccinating a dog against Rabies

Vets Beyond Borders (VBB) is an Australian-based international animal welfare charity, with a vision to create a world of better health for animals and people.

On this World Rabies Day 2020, VBB will be hosting a series of interviews and creating a video production to spread awareness of the disease in Australia, and ensuring that this rabies-free countries remains aware of the risks of rabies - both re-introduction as well as when travelling. 

The video will be published to our website on World Rabies Day.

Our interview series features international speakers with expertise in the field:

Dr Mark Schipp, Australia’s Chief Veterinary Officer; President, World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)

Dr Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Department of the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases, World Health Organization (WHO)

Dr Terence Scott, Technical Lead – Rabies, Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa Rabies Control Network (MERACON) Steering Committee, Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC)

- Dr Emily Mudoga, Animal in Communities Manager, World Animal Protection (WAP) – Kenya

Dr Erika Flores Reynoso, Project Manager and Veterinary Advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Dr James Gilkerson, Professor (Veterinary Microbiology), University of Melbourne

Dr Guyan Weerasinghe, Veterinary Officer, Northern Australian Quarantine Strategy – Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Dr Bonny Cumming, Programs Manager, Animal Management in Rural, Remote, and Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC)

Edson Chiweta, Rabies Project Officer, Lilongwe SPCA, Malawi

Dr Thinlay Bhutia, Program Coordinator, Sikkim Anti Rabies and Animal Health program, India

Dr Janey Lowes, Founder and Head Veterinarian, WECare WorldWide, Sri Lanka

Christine Askew, Founder, Dumaguete Animal Sanctuary, The Philippines

Dr Helen Byrnes, Director, Vets Beyond Borders

Dr Charmaine Tham, Director, Vets Beyond Borders

Dr Alan Sherlock, Lifetime member and 11-time volunteer, Vets Beyond Borders


Event images

VBB treating puppies at Phnom Penh Animal Welfare Society
Landscape of Ladakh featuring a street dog
A young boy holding a puppy in Phnom Penh
VBB World Rabies Day logo
Child with dog
Dog in the streets of India
Lone dog laying on the road
Two puppies sleeping on a bench