Charities

We are delighted to be supporting the following charities at Congress 2022.

Please help us by buying raffle tickets when registering for your delegate pass and/or at the live event.

Vetlife

Vetlife is a charity offering independent, confidential and free support for everyone in the UK veterinary community including veterinary nurses, students and non-clinical staff. Theu provide this support through our 3 services; Vetlife Helpline, Vetlife Health Support and Vetlife Financial Support.

Everyone in the veterinary community is welcome to contact Vetlife Helpline for free, independent and confidential support – including veterinary nurses and veterinary students.

Vetlife Health Support is here to offer help to those in the veterinary community who are experiencing mental health difficulties, including, but not limited to:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • alcohol and drug misuse
  • eating disorders

Their mental health professionals will offer an assessment and advice or care management; guiding and supporting you to ensure you get the care that you need.

Vetlife Financial Support can provide

  • Emergency assistance
  • Regular monthly grants
  • One-off gifts
  • Professional advice on State benefits and debt
  • Access to CPD for those who qualify
  • Bungalow accommodation in Dorset

Currently, Vetlife Financial Support is only available to veterinary surgeons and their dependants but may be able to provide advice to veterinary nurses or students or signpost them to other sources of financial assistance.

You do not need to be a member of Vetlife or any other veterinary organisation to access our support.

The Vetlife website also provides a range of information and resources.

 

Blue Cross

Blue Cross are a charity that has been helping sick, injured, abandoned and homeless pets since 1897. Pets help us in so many ways and they depend entirely on us. That’s why Blue Cross believe in helping pets because pets help us.

Blue Cross help thousands of pets in need every month, providing veterinary care, expert behaviour help and find them loving happy homes, as well as advice and education for current or future pet owners and pet bereavement support.

The Blue Cross Pet Bereavement Support Service has been helping grieving owners across the UK for over 25 years. Their training courses help practices provide and excel in their care within this crucial area.

Your clients will always remember the care you gave them, and their pet, towards and during their pet’s end of life journey. From a personal job satisfaction viewpoint, and business perspective for your practice, it is important this is carried out in the best way.

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