StreetVet’s Jade Awarded RCVS Impact Award 2018
We’re really proud to be able to announce that one of our founders, vet Jade Statt, has been awarded the RCVS Impact Award 2018 for her work with StreetVet!
The Impact Award is run by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the legal regulator of all UK vets, and is intended to recognise vets or vet nurses whose work has affected the profession at large, animal health or welfare, or public health.
Jade qualified from Glasgow Vet School in 2002 and worked in small animal practice, but always wanted to reach out further, and launched StreetVet in 2016, working out of a backpack to provide veterinary care to animals belonging to the homeless. What started as a pilot scheme was before long featured by news services and pet magazines, and went national in 2017.
‘To have been recognised by my profession for my involvement in creating StreetVet is both humbling and an immense honour.
What started as Sam and I wanting to give a little back, has progressed beyond our expectations. To witness such enthusiasm from my colleagues and receive so much support from the veterinary industry as a whole makes me very proud to be a vet.’
– Jade Statt
This award will be conferred in July this year by the President of the Royal College in recognition of Jade’s incredible work. We’re sure you’ll all agree that there’s no-one more deserving and that this award will bring further awareness to our work.