Veterinary and Welfare Organisations
- RCVS – Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
The RCVS is the governing body for the veterinary profession, veterinary surgeons and nurses must be registered to be able to practice. The RCVS regulates educational, ethical and clinical standards within the profession.
- BSAVA – British Small Animal Veterinary Association
The BSAVA exists to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.
- BVA – British Veterinary Association
The BVA provides a voice to the British veterinary profession. In addition they also publish a good range of client handouts for further information on various topics.
- RSPCA – Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
The UK’s largest animal welfare charity. They rescue, rehabilitate and rehome hundreds of thousands of animals each year in England and Wales. They offer advice on caring for all animals and campaign to change laws that will protect them, which they enforce through prosecution.
- Dogs Trust
One of the oldest and largest rehoming centres in the area, giving a happy home to thousands of stray and abandoned dogs. They never destroy a healthy dog
- Cats Protection
Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. They now help around 235,000 cats and kittens every year through their network of over 260 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and their homing centre. They also provide neutering assistance, but you will need to contact them directly for more details. Links to both their main site and their most local branch can be found here.
PDSA exists to care for the pets of people in need. They provide veterinary services to their sick and injured animals and promote responsible pet ownership.
Companion Animal Health
- Pet Health Information from the National Organisation of Animal Health
The Pet Health Information website is a ‘one stop shop’ featuring a wealth of animal health information and advice to enable owners and potential owners to make decisions about their pet’s healthcare.
- International Cat Care
International Cat Care has a vision that “all cats, owned and unowned, are treated with care, compassion and understanding”. Their website provides information about their current projects, and an advice section about health, care, breeding and behaviour of cats.
- Blue Dog
The Blue Dog answers all you ever wanted to know about dogs: from having a dog in the family to acquiring a new dog, ensuring good health, or recognising good dog behaviour.