AFSCAN Is Advancing Small Animal Veterinary Care in Africa

Led by the WSAVA Foundation, the African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN) is a groundbreaking project focused on supporting small animal veterinarians across Africa. This program seeks to advance the veterinary profession across the continent in a sustainable way.


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WSAVA Foundation Supports Mission Rabies

The WSAVA Foundation is supporting Mission Rabies, a project launched by the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS). Starting in India, the initiative aims to make a difference in the lives of people and dogs in the world’s hot spots for the disease.


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WSAVA Foundation Annual Fun(d) Run

The WSAVA Foundation Fun(d) Run is an inspirational fundraiser held annually as part of the WSAVA World Congress. The funds raised support the AFSCAN project with a specific emphasis on the fight to eradicate rabies in Africa.


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Improving Animal Healthcare Through Science and Education

Our Vision: To improve global companion animal care by means of science and education.

Our Mission: To acquire and manage funds and activities to support scientific and educational activities that will be delivered by clinical and laboratory specialists for the benefit of practicing veterinarians globally.

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AFSCAN launched the next phase of its Distance Learning for Colleagues in Africa at NAVC 2015. This phase helps African veterinarians benefit from the availability of point-of-care clinical resources from Vetstream and educational resources on the NAVC's VetFolio platform.


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Our Impact

With your help, the WSAVA Foundation is advancing the standards of veterinary care. We have launched and supported a number of initiatives that create meaningful change for veterinary professionals and small animals in Africa and India. In the coming years, we plan to expand our reach through future endeavors.

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Upcoming Events

Supported by Hill's and Zoetis, the 2015 WSAVA Foundation Fun(d) Run will be held in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday, May 17th. The 5km run or 3km walk will raise funds for the fight against rabies in Africa with the help of Mission Rabies and AFSCAN teams.


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WSAVA Foundation Launches African Small Companion Animal Network (AFSCAN)

AFSCAN’s goal is to support small animal veterinarians across Africa by harnessing global support to help create local associations and networks. Ultimately, these networks will help to advance the veterinary profession across the continent in a sustainable way. We will achieve this by initiating activities in key areas, including:

  • Grant funding for specific veterinary projects
  • Development of networks and resources of African veterinary researchers
  • Support for existing and coordination of new rabies control projects
  • Expansion of training and CE programmes for veterinary professionals
  • Monitoring of infectious and parasitic diseases in companion animals

AFSCAN is supported by a Consortium and by the global animal health company Zoetis. We will continue our quest for funding and co-operation opportunities with current and future Consortium members in pursuit of project goals.

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