Davies is proud to be sponsoring Street Vet for 2018/19
Accessible, free vet care for the homeless
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. Having seen the close bond between homeless people and their dogs first hand, qualified vets, Sam and Jade, wanted to try to find a way to help out.
This started out with them going out with a stethoscope and some flea and worming treatment to give the dogs a check over and provide basic preventative healthcare. Despite many of the dogs being very well looked after and in good health, there were a few that needed further treatment. With this in mind, Jade and Sam teamed up in April 2017, to create StreetVet, a veterinary-led initiative that allows vets in the UK to volunteer their time to prevent and treat disease in the dogs of the homeless.
StreetVet has now developed the framework to provide a free, first opinion veterinary service for homeless people across different locations across the U.K. We are currently active in London, Bristol, Brighton, Cambridge, Birmingham, Plymouth and are opening Cheltenham and Southampton imminently.
StreetVet have vets out in the community every week and everything that can be done in a consultation room, they perform on the street. This includes medicating, vaccinating, blood sampling, urine analysis, lump sampling, microchipping and more.
Through effective communication and consistency they have been able to check and treat over 315 dogs and cats in the U.K. to date. Davies Veterinary Specialists will be actively supporting and volunteering over 2018/2019.
Animalcare sponsored a 2017 CPD session from our Anaesthesia team.
Bayer sponsored an Ophthalmology CPD seminar.
Elanco sponsored a CPD session from our Anaesthesia team.
Hallmarq Veterinary Imaging
Hitachi Medical Systems UK
Vetoquinol sponsored a CPD session from our Cardiology team.
Zoetis sponsored a Dermatology CPD seminar in 2018.
Sponsors of a CPD session from our Soft Tissue Surgery Team held in February 2018.
Boehringer Ingleheim were the sponsor for a CPD session from our Cardiology team.
Eickemeyer sponsored a CPD session from our Ophthalmology team in 2018.
Sponsors of a CPD session from our Diagnostic Imaging Team.
Hill's Pet Nutrition sponsored a Dermatology CPD seminar held by Davies.
Sponsors of a CPD session from our Diagnostic Imaging Team held in April 2018.
Protexin sponsored a CPD session from our Internal Medicine team.