Welcome to StreetVet

Homelessness is a growing problem across the UK, with many of the people experiencing homelessness having a pet. In many circumstances, the pet was part of their life before they became homeless. The bond between many homeless people and their pets is profound and the health and wellbeing of their 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 pets 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 people experiencing homelessness and their pets across the UK. Together the StreetVet team takes their experience out of the consulting room and onto the streets of ever-expanding locations. Helping people and their pets living rough as well as those in temporary accommodation with the StreetVet Accredited Hostel Scheme, delivering the care and support required to ensure their combined wellbeing.

Together with the critical support of a host of renowned organisations backing our team of qualified professionals, StreetVet is changing the future for the pets of those experiencing homelessness who may otherwise have to go without the care they need and deserve.

How to support us

You can help StreetVet in many different ways, from donating money to fund our work, fundraising through an activity, being sponsored to take part in a challenge, to purchasing items on our Amazon Wishlist. You can also help by volunteering or notifying us of a pet and its owner in need. There are so many different ways for you to support StreetVet and the vital work we do.

How your support will be used

We will use everything you give – in cash or kind – to provide much-needed care to the pets of those experiencing homelessness across the UK. This includes buying medications; paying for life-saving operations; providing owners with daily essentials their pets need and equipping our teams with the kit they need when we swap the practice for the pavement.

The impact your support will have

By supporting StreetVet you will be helping us to treat as many pets as possible across the UK that need our help and support. You will be helping us to increase the number of areas we outreach in so we can have more vets and vet nurses on the streets assisting more people and pets in need. By enabling us to deliver this much-needed programme, we can ensure people without the resources to care for their animals can continue enjoying the unconditional love and companionship their pets provide to them.

What we do

  • Health checks and vaccinations

    Detecting issues early to reduce their impact on wellbeing and health.
  • Owner Education

    Informing owners about key elements required to care for the pet

  • Prescription and follow up

    Providing an accessible source of veterinary medicines and monitoring each dog’s progress after treatment
  • Preventative medicine

    Safeguarding every dog’s security by reducing the risk of disease, infection and harm
  • Surgery

    Surgery: Performing operations as required including neutering, dentals, lump removals and referring on to specialists as required
  • Daily essentials

    Dog food, leads, blankets, collars and toys – we provide the necessities every owner needs for day to day life with their pet


StreetVet can, in certain circumstances, help with temporary boarding to allow owners to access services i.e hospital stay

How to help

The many ways you can help us
  • Amazon Wishlist

    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.
  • Become a StreetVet

    If you are a qualified vet or veterinary nurse and want to become part of our growing team please apply here.
  • Notify us of a dog in need

    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 info@streetvet.org.uk
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