Helping companion animals across the nation

Funded by a 3-year grant from the Vancouver Foundation, the VHS is offering free online courses and workshops to help animal service organizations keep more animals in loving homes through trauma-informed, outreach-focused, and prevention-based practices. 

The VHS was grateful to collaborate with new partners on this project last year. In 2022, the training program officially partnered with the Paws for Hope Animal Foundation and the Human Animal Support Services Project (HASS), two organizations working to keep more pets with the people who love them.

The BC Vet Technologists Association has also approved the VHS’s online training for continuing education, meaning vet techs who complete the courses will receive 2 credits per session toward their continuing education.

The VHS is excited for these collaborations, and the opportunity to help more organizations across Canada and the United States implement these practices. 

If you or someone you know works in animal services, you can learn more on the VHS website or contact the Program Manager, Sareeta, at or (236) 521-7742. 

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