After a long six months of waiting and keeping our fingers crossed, we’re incredibly proud to announce that StreetVet has been entered into the official Register of Charities!
That’s right, we are now a Registered Charity!
A huge thank you to Becky Maynard & Sian Thornthwaite who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes over the past six months, filing all of the necessary paperwork, dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s to make this happen. We honestly couldn’t have done it without you both!
Who would have thought that two vets with backpacks treating dogs in London back in 2016 would become the founders of a growing and dynamic registered charity with over 300 volunteers in just three years?
We can’t wait to see what else 2019 has to bring!
Welcome to StreetVet
Homelessness is a growing problem in the UK and an increasing number of homeless people have dogs. The bond between many homeless people and their dogs is profound and the health and wellbeing of their canine companions is often a major priority for their owners.
Life on the streets makes it difficult to access the fundamental vet care required to ensure the health and vitality these dogs deserve. StreetVet is a registered practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and has been established by a dedicated team of professional vets and veterinary nurses to bring that essential care to homeless people and their dogs across the capital. Together the StreetVet team take their experience out onto the streets of London, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham, Cambridge, Plymouth, Southampton, Cornwall and Cheltenham, seeking out people; their dogs living rough, and delivering care and support required to ensure their combined wellbeing.
Combined with the critical support of a host of renowned organisations backing our team of qualified professionals, StreetVet is changing the future for homeless dogs who may otherwise have to go without the care they need and deserve.
What we do
Health checks and vaccinationsDetecting issues early to reduce their impact on wellbeing and health.
Owner EducationInforming owners about key elements required to care for the pet
Prescription and follow upProviding an accessible source of veterinary medicines and monitoring each dog’s progress after treatment
Preventative medicineSafeguarding every dog’s security by reducing the risk of disease, infection and harm
SurgerySurgery: Performing operations as required including neutering, dentals, lump removals and referring on to specialists as required
Daily essentialsDog food, leads, blankets, collars and toys – we provide the necessities every owner needs for day to day life with their pet
How to help
Our online wishlist contains a huge range of items that can help us improve the care we provide across the capital. This is a great way to buy a specific item to support our programme so you can see exactly how your donation is being used.
If you are a qualified vet or veterinary nurse and want to become part of our growing team please apply here.
If you know of or have seen a homeless dog and its owner in need of a StreetVet visit please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
StreetVet is very proud of the support it has received across the veterinary industry. We would like to thank the following organisations for their ongoing belief in our cause.