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Proposed formation of an Association of Charity Vets
  1. Wendy Adams1,
  2. Paula Boyden2,
  3. Rachel Dean3,
  4. Nienke Fishwick4,
  5. Ian Futter5,
  6. Steve Howard6,
  7. Alastair MacMillan7,
  8. Shaun Opperman8 and
  9. Maggie Roberts9
  1. 1Head of Clinical Services, Blue Cross, Shilton Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4PF
  2. 2Veterinary Director, Dogs Trust, 17 Wakley Street, London EC1V 7RQ
  3. 3Director, Centre for Evidence-based Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington Campus, Leicestershire LE12 5RD
  4. 4Veterinary Director, National Animal Welfare Trust, Tyler's Way, Watford By Passage, Watford, Hertfordshire WD25 8WT
  5. 5Veterinary Services Manager, SSPCA, Kingseat Road, Halbeath, Dunfermline KY11 8RY
  6. 6Head of Clinical Services, PDSA, Whitechapel Way, Priorslee, Telford, Shropshire TF2 9PQ
  7. 7Chief Veterinary Office, RSPCA, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9RS
  8. 8Chief Veterinary Surgeon, Battersea Dogs and Cats Home, 4 Battersea Park Road, London SW8 4AA
  9. 9Director of Veterinary Services, Cats Protection, National Cat Centre, Chelwood Gate, Haywards Heath, Sussex RH17 7TT

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OVER the past two years, a consensus has been building among a number of vets working in the major animal welfare charities and in some universities that it would be desirable to form an Association of Charity Vets.

A large number of vets and veterinary nurses work for animal welfare charities in the UK, providing subsidised or free veterinary care to owners unable to afford private veterinary fees or providing care …

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