A team of 15 of the most senior academic and practicing specialist veterinary surgeons in the country are taking to the roads to raise money for working equines. The team are known as the ‘Vets with Horsepower’ and they will be travelling on motorbikes through 10 countries to deliver CPD events to hundreds of vets throughout Europe.
The team will undertake an endurance motorbike ride from the UK to St Petersburg and back again to raise funds for two chosen charities. With their special interest in helping working equines, they have chosen to support the Gambia Horse and Donkey Trust – a small charity making a big difference to the lives of working equines and their owners in The Gambia. The second charity that they will be supporting is The Smile Train, who provide operations to repair cleft palates for those in need.
Robinson Animal Healthcare recently donated more than one thousand bandages to the Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS) to support them in supplying overseas charities with vital provisions.
The WVS provides animal welfare charities all over the world with a sustainable veterinary resource, providing vital aid, which would otherwise not be available.
Said Tessa King, the WVS Charity Support & Projects Manager: “So many of our charities need these bandages as they are very difficult to obtain abroad so this donation really will make a huge difference and we cannot express our thanks enough!
New vet schools are not needed in the UK was the conclusion of a contentious debate held by members at the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress last month. More than 70% of voters disagreed with the debate motion this house believes that new vet schools will benefit equine veterinary practice in the UK. This result reflects a recent industry survey indicating that up to five times as many veterinary graduates may be seeking work in equine practice as there are jobs available.