StreetVet was set up in 2016 by a dedicated team of professional vets and veterinary nurses to bring essential care to homeless people and their dogs in London. This year, we have set up in Cambridge and I am a part of it! We are a registered practice with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and work in conjunction with Winter Comfort, Jimmy's Night Shelter and Caring for Cambridgeshire's Homeless, seeking out people and their dogs living rough, and delivering care and support required to ensure their combined wellbeing. We provide daily essentials, vaccinations, preventative medicine, diagnostic investigations and prescription medicines and we need all the help that we can get!
This year I am running a half marathon a month, for six months: Cambridge, Norwich, Milton Keynes, The Flaming Half, Bassingbourn and Kimbolton Castle half marathon to raise money for this amazing cause. I will be able to see first hand how any donations help and put them to good use!
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 ever expanding locations, 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.