Vets in the Community
A project by: Roxanne Kubie
WHO ARE WE?
Vets in the Community is a project set up to provide free veterinary care to pets belonging to homeless and vulnerable housed people in Nottingham.
We provide health checks, vaccinations, micro-chipping and treatment for fleas, worms and minor ailments. We can also provide advice on pet health care, for example nutrition and neutering. The clinic is led by students at the Vet School, under supervision from experienced, qualified members of staff.
The student team also fundraise and volunteer locally to raise awareness of the clinic.
To date we have ran over 700 consultations for dogs, cats and rabbits, and even a ferret. Our clinic is becoming more and more popular with each month and our clientele is fast expanding.
Vets in the Community was launched as a pilot project in 2012, with initial funding from Dogs Trust and the University of Nottingham’s School of Veterinary medicine. Our clinics provide a valuable service to the homeless and vulnerable people of Nottingham, allowing them to continue caring for their pets that mean the world to them. In fact, many of our clients have stressed the importance of their pets in improving their mental health and well being. Therefore, we have made it our mission to make sure that these priceless pets remain healthy and happy.
As a self-funded charity, we rely on public donations and fundraising by our volunteers to help support the clinic and keep it running.
WHERE WILL THE MONEY GO?
The money we hope to raise will contribute towards being able to offer the following treatments to our clients:
*Vaccines and microchips
*Flea and worming
*Eye and ear ointments
*Rugs, blankets and muzzles
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HELP US SUCCEED
A £5 donation will:
*Worm a dog for half a year
*Provide flea treatment for a month
A £10 donation will provide:
*Ear and eye drops
A £15 donation will allow us to:
*Microchip the pet, which is now a legal requirement of dogs in the UK since April 2016.
You don’t need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, by email, telephone, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
In fact, share it with everyone you know as we think it’s a great idea, and the more people who know about it, the more likely we are to make this work out brilliantly.
– And we know we said you don’t need to give money to help us, but we’d love it if you did! Please sponsor us and help make this happen.
Check out our rewards for each donation as a way of us saying thank you for all your help!