After many years of planning and fundraising, we have finally launched our brand new Vets in the Community trailer! This has taken a lot of planning and hard work from many people including the student committee (this year and for several previous years) and the staff we work with. We are so excited to begin taking the mobile clinic into Nottingham where we can reach more people to provide them with veterinary care for their four-legged friends.
The next clinic will be on Wednesday 11th March at King Edward Park, Carlton Rd, Sneinton, NG3 2AR! We will also be introducing our new committee at that clinic too!
The trailer launch at the Vet School on Wednesday 4th March was a huge success, with media coverage from BBC and ITV! The trailer was officially opened by Shane, a Big Issue vendor who uses our service for his beloved dogs Mr Fang and Loopy Lou. The Big Issue have written a lovely article about us too, which you can read here, as have VNonline (see here).
It is so nice to see our hard work paying off and news of our success spreading across the country. We hope we can inspire others to set out on similar ventures.
Massive thanks go to Jenny Stavisky who began ViC in 2012 and without whom none of this would be possible! Thanks also go to the Nottingham Cascade grants program and Santander Universities for helping to fund the trailer, and to Ifor Williams for building it!
⭐️ Today is an exciting day for Vets in the Community! ⭐️🥳
Some of our wonderful committee headed to Ifor Williams to see our BRAND NEW CUSTOM-MADE TRAILER in production! 🤩
The trailer will hopefully be with us in a few weeks and will mean we don't have to rent a building for clinics. Instead, we can hold clinics inside the trailer (which will include a waiting area and consulting rooms)!! This will allow us to reach more people who need us across Nottingham 🐶🐱
Thank you to everyone who has donated to enable us to do this! Next stop - filling it with supplies! 💙🐾
p.s. if you haven't donated yet and would like to, you can do so here
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Provet Cloud!
Provet Cloud has transformed our clinics into much more efficient and user friendly clinics. We have managed to get rid of our old fashioned paper system and move all of our records into an electronic form!
The means that making notes is significantly easier and allows us to add new clients and make sure they are seen for routine visits, as and when is required.
Using electronic records additionally allows Nottingham Vet Students to practice using a sophisticated system, a scenario which they will be faced with in their future careers.
It is an absolute pleasure to work in partnership with Provet Cloud, thank you for you support!
We’re sending a huge THANK YOU to The Animal Team’s Trustees, their dedicated admins and their amazing volunteers for donating £200.00 today towards our work with owners, that might be struggling to afford veterinary care for their much-loved pets, get the treatment they need.
Caz has been a supporter for several years collecting and delivering food donated by local supermarkets; leads, bowls, blankets, coats etc.. so we thank her for putting us forward for this donation. We can assure you it will go to good use!
If anyone would like to get involved with The Animal Team please visit: www.theanimalteam.org.uk where you can see the fantastic work this Charity does in helping animals in need.
We would like to say a massive thank you to Beech Vets for raising £120 for Vets in the Community this weekend at Willington Carnival!
They had a hook-a-duck, a lucky dip, animal treat bags and were giving out goodie bags, all to raise money for a great cause. We are so thankful for your support and the support of all your visitors at your stall on Saturday. It sounds like it was a promising day and the weather definitely held out!
Beech Vets is a wonderful veterinary surgery in Willington in Derby who treat dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, rats, mice, chinchillas, budgies, chickens, ducks and hedgehogs- you name it, they treat it!
If you live in the area and are looking for a fabulous veterinary practice, why not check out their website...http://beechvets.co.uk/home
We are forever grateful for your continuous donations to Vets in the Community. Thank you lovely people!
Phil and his dog, Lucky, will be walking around the UK, from mid July until November, covering over 2000 miles, to raise much needed funds to help pets in need belonging to the homeless community with the StreetVet programme.
StreetVet was born in 2016. Victims of the UK homelessness epidemic often have scant support, except for, in a growing number of cases, the companionship of their pets. Some have had their pets since before losing their homes and the bond between them is profound, such that their pets’ wellbeing is a life-shaping priority. Now StreetVets ever increasing number of volunteers can help, by providing accessible fundamental vet care. The vets and nurses involved in this programme are making a big difference. They have vaccinated and microchipped; treated for fleas and protected against lungworm; prescribed pain relief and helped fight infections; performed surgeries and sometimes just sat and listened.
We all have the same mission, to make sure every pet is happy, healthy and looked after so please take a read and see what you can donate. Every small contribution helps!
Bonfire Night is almost upon us and I think it is important to remember that no matter how beautiful they are, they can also be quite fightening to our four legged friends.
Fireworks can be very scary and cause massive anxiety in dogs! The sounds of bangs are heightened to dogs and so make them even more scary to them than we realise, however often acting like the situation is completel normal and not changing your routine when fireworks are being fired helps.
Here are some tips for Bonfire Night:
1. Try to keep your mannerisms as normal as possible, if you worry your dog worries!
2. Try to take your dog on long walks so that they are super tired
3. Keep your dog away from bonfires and fireworks
4. Set up your dog in a comfortable place to keep them calm if this is not possible:
5. Try and be around different noise so the bangs are drowned out
6. Using pheremones or going somewhere where there are pheremones switched on can often help. Adaptil offer brilliant collars and plug ins that can release pheremones to keep your dogs calm
7. Keep your dog occupied with something different- bone or toy
8. Make sure your dog has a lead on and your chip is working to avoid the worst case scenario and them running away!
Stay safe this weekend!
Last week we had our first ever DOG OF THE WEEK competition! It was brilliant and it was so nice to see so many people get involved!
In the end 265 people posted photos and we had to pick 3 winners. So here are the categories and our lovely winners:
Most likes: Hugo
Funniest photo: Flo
And of course, cutest doggo:
Well done to everyone that took part. We loved looking through all the photos and the competition was tough!
These guys are our first dogs in the HALL OF FAME and I’m sure there will be many more pets up there soon...