We contribute $1 for every rabies vaccination given at our clinics


“Making life better for people and their pets” is the mission of Seattle Veterinary Associates. We are thrilled to declare our continued support for the global rabies elimination campaign, Rabies Free Africa, from Washington State University. We contribute $1 for every rabies vaccination given at our clinics to the global campaign to eradicate this fatal illness. This donation supports vaccinating canines in Africa.

Making Life Better for People and Their Pets

Nearly 60,000 people die from rabies each year, and dog bites account for nearly 99% of all instances, making rabies a serious health risk. Sadly, children under the age of sixteen account for half of these deaths. Most cases are recorded from Africa, India, and other Asian regions. The WSU Paul G. Allen School for Global Health uses community-based canine immunization initiatives in conjunction with vaccine research to counteract this. Their efforts are a part of the Zero by 30 project, which aims to eliminate rabies-related deaths in humans by the year 2030.


Our dedication to enhancing the quality of life for people and their pets is consistent with our partnership with Rabies Free Africa. Efforts are being made by WSU scientists to:

  • Recognize how well canine rabies vaccines work in different distribution and storage scenarios.
  • Provide affordable strategies for mass vaccination delivery, including in rural places.

Excellence in veterinary care and community service are priorities for Seattle Veterinary Associates. Our involvement in the Rabies Free Africa campaign is only one of the numerous ways we work to improve the health and welfare of people and their pets.

To stop the resurgence of canine rabies in Ameria, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is also strengthening the rules around the importation of canines into our country which is causing a lot of anxiety and stress for owners and veterinary staff alike. These actions demonstrate the importance of extensive global rabies control initiatives.

In addition to safeguarding your pet, getting a rabies vaccination from your Seattle Veterinary Associates hospital also helps a worldwide initiative that saves lives. By working together, we can ensure that rabies is never again a cause of pain and fatalities for people.

We appreciate your support in helping us to “make life better for people and their pets.” Please visit Rabies Free Africa’s website to learn more about the organization and how you can assist.