Global Vets is a student run program at the Ontario Veterinary College, which allows student veterinarians a unique opportunity to explore animal health care in developing countries. The program was started in 1997 by two second year students and is modelled after a similar program Called Defi Vet-Mond at Faculté de médecine vétérinaire at the Université de Montreal.
The pilot project took place in the summer of 1998, allowing two students from the Ontario Veterinary College to travel to India and volunteer with various animal health professionals. Upon their return, they shared their experience with the University of Guelph community and the animal health industry throughout Canada.
Mission Statement & Philosophy
Global Vets was formed to promote international collaboration on animal health and welfare, agricultural development and ecosystem health. The program strives to enhance working relationships and the exchange of ideas between Canadian veterinarians and their colleagues in developing regions of the world.