Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO) is a registered charity that aims to improve the health of homeless individuals and their pets through a “one health” model of care. By offering human health services and health education alongside preventative veterinary care, CVO seeks to improve access to veterinary and human health resources for an at-risk population, and leverage the human-animal bond to increase human health resource uptake.
Although we provide pro-bono veterinary care, we are not solely an animal welfare organization. Our mandate is to improve the health and welfare of the client by providing health services and community connections that matter to them.
Community Veterinary Outreach’s mandate is to:
- Improve the health and welfare of both animals and people;
- Create multilateral collaborative partnerships with community organizations;
- Contribute to the scientific knowledge base on social issues involving animals;
- And develop program models that are reproducible in other communities.
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