Vets in the Community administered it’s 300th vaccination this week. It is run by University of Nottingham veterinary students, who look after Nottingham’s homeless and vulnerable pets.
The organisation provides free routine checks, preventative care and vital vaccinations, for pets, whose owners might not otherwise be able to afford, including microchips and treatment for fleas, worms and minor ailments.
The 300th vaccine was administered at the clinic this week, by Bill Bowler, owner of Rushcliffe Veterinary Centre in West Bridgford and sponsor of Vets In The Community. For every vaccine administered in his practice, two pounds is raised for vaccines for Vets In The Community.
The project works with a number of Nottingham charities and pet owners must be referred from The Big Issue, Framework, Emmanuel House, The Friary, Nottingham Recovery Network, St. Ann’s Advice Centre or Women’s Aid Integrated services.
“Being introduced to Vets In The Community was a godsend”
One owner was referred to Vets In The Community, after her previous vet stopped medication for her dog, who has a skin condition. She describes the project as a ‘godsend’ after student vets found a new treatment that works. Her coat now has colour.
The next clinic is on Wednesday 19th December at Nottingham Writers Studio in Hockley.