In most parts of the world, veterinary practices are places of healing, support, and second chances. However, due to a lack of expert training, supplies, and equipment, some are ill-equipped to prevent suffering and provide the treatment desperately needed.
Through our Vet Practice Membership, we recruit teams of passionate veterinary staff to assist with funding and running our animal welfare projects across Asia and Africa, to not only treat and care for animals in need but train local staff in surgical skills and ship critical supplies to NGOs to make a positive and sustainable impact.
Become a member today to play a part in improving the standard of care animals receive globally.
DNA Vetcare are proud WVS members. Since 2019, the group of veterinary surgeries based across London and Kent have raised over £14,000 in donations and even sent Director Dane Walker to volunteer with the charity’s veterinary team in Thailand.
“During my visit, I witnessed first-hand the expert care the incredibly dedicated team provides despite the sometimes exceptionally challenging circumstances. I’ve stayed connected with the team since, discussing countless cases over the year, and through DNA Vetcare, offered ongoing support,” said Director for DNA Vetcare Dr Dane Walker.
Become a member today and receive exclusive benefits for your veterinary team.
Twelve practices within DNA Vetcare are currently members of WVS and actively host fundraising events and activities to support the charity’s work. Just recently, the team raised a further £7,000 through donations from clients to provide much-needed relief abroad whilst travel restrictions still delay the charity’s efforts to deploy expert volunteers to where they are needed most. In the past, the clinic raised funds through collection boxes in the clinic and sponsored swims by Director Dane Walker.
Thanks to the support of DNA and our members across the globe, we've been able to deal with many heart-breaking cases throughout the pandemic.
“We were able to open a brand-new Critical Care Unit in Chiang Mai, Thailand in the midst of the pandemic to support the increasing number of dogs in need on the city streets," said Founder and CEO of WVS Dr Luke Gamble.
"The extension allowed us to triple the cases we can manage and treat more animals susceptible to deadly infections and parasites, road traffic accidents, mistreatment, as well as the debilitating effect of the pandemic, due to a lack of food, water, and care.”
Cola, a stray dog in Chiang Mai, is just one of the patients to receive a second chance at the facility.
When he first arrived at the centre, he was given a guarded prognosis due to his extremely poor condition. Cola was suffering from severe hind limb paresis (partial paralysis) caused by nerve damage, which the team suspect was human inflicted.
He also had multiple wounds on his back as well as sores from dragging his weak hind limbs. Due to the spinal lesions, he needed help urinating, as the innervation to the muscles of his bladder was affected. However, as Cola still had pain sensation in his hind limbs, there was hope for recovery, and after seven weeks of specialised treatment and care, Cola was walking and running pain-free on all fours and had caught the eye of a family eager to adopt him.
Become a member today and change the lives of animals like Cola.