David Waltner-Toews, our founding Board President, has been inspiring people to do international work for years, in large part through his dedicated work at the University of Guelph. Countless students name David as the primary influence in their decision to become involved in international development. David’s passion is EcoHealth, the idea that the health of animals, people and the environment are inextricably tied. He made this concept the centre of Veterinarians without Borders’ work.
Enid Stiles, spent her formative years living in Zimbabwe, Africa, and took the memories from her childhood into her practice as a veterinarian. Now she volunteers in Guatemala and in Northern Canada and has helped countless animals, and people around the world.
Tanzania project leader and dedicated board member, Roger Thomson, hosted foreign exchange students in his family’s house for his children's entire childhood. He felt it important to let his children learn about cultures from around the world. Roger’s dedication to VWB/VSF’s Tanzania project knows no bounds, which you’ll know, if you’ve ever met him.
Our Managing Director, Erin Fraser, was fresh out of vet school when she went to Honduras to volunteer in a tiny village. It changed her life. She came back to Canada determined to empower the world’s poorest communities.