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One Care reports on successes to date

Published: 6/4/2018

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Dr Makarand Chavan (center right) with some of the children

What is One Care?

Our One Care initiative helps members to set achievable standards for veterinary practice among their members.  During the last two years, its facilitated workshops and support have helped Asian members, including BJSAVA in China, SCAP in Sri Lanka, PAHA in the Philippines and VSAVA in Vietnam to develop small animal veterinary practice significantly in their countries. 

Recent highlights

In 2017, during WSAVA World Congress in Copenhagen we launched an online course called ‘WSAVA One Care: Human behavior change for Animals.’  It trained a number of WSAVA facilitators who can now bring One Care to all corners of the world. The 2-month course generated many ideas for One Care-based activities.  They included:
 
  • A series of One Care workshops across Latin America
  • A mini One Care workshop in Nepal in November 2017.  This led to a meeting with stakeholders from international animal welfare groups which were attending the Asia for Animals conference
  • A One Care workshop during BSAVA Congress in Birmingham, UK, in April 2018.  This brought together NGOs with an interest in international animal welfare to discuss the creation of strategic partnerships to enhance the success and sustainability of our efforts, particularly in countries with no veterinary association.  It was an exciting meeting and we are moving into more detailed discussions. Watch this space!
  The online One Care facilitation course will be open again soon to WSAVA members who are interested in becoming a One Care facilitator and who are willing to run projects supported by One Care.  

To find out how to get involved with One Care or how your association could benefit, please contact WSAVA CEO Arpita Bhose.

We are very grateful to Purina for its generous sponsorship of One Care.
 
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