Help British vets send veterinary medication to Ukraine

Vets for Ukraine

Under the banner of British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine, British vets and vet nurses are collaborating across the UK to help supply essential veterinary medicines to Ukraine.

British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine will be using “established contacts with private and state veterinary surgeons and existing logistics chains to facilitate the supply of veterinary medicines to where they are needed”.

David Rendle, President Elect of the British Equine Veterinary Association, said, “Animals have not been spared from the horrific death and destruction in Ukraine and external support is needed urgently to limit their suffering. In addition to the pets that require treatment within and around Ukraine, there is a desperate need for help in Ukraine’s zoos, rescue centres and farms.”

How people can support this initiative
• Supplies can be sent to BVP4UA c/o Hoermann Equine, Wrights Lodge East, Oakham Road, Whissendine, Rutland, LE15 7HA. A list of specific requirements is available on the BVP4UA facebook page
• Veterinary practices can purchase supplies through their regular wholesalers (MWI/Covetrus/NVS) and have them delivered direct to BVP4UA by emailing their wholesaler with details of what they want to donate. Other companies who do not operate through wholesalers may also be prepared to deliver direct.
• Cash donations can be made via gofundme to allow direct purchasing of the most needed veterinary supplies.

Malcolm Morley, Junior Vice President of The British Veterinary Association, said “BVP4UA have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks and what they have already achieved is astounding. It has been incredible to see this level of cooperation and collaboration across the veterinary profession in support of the people and animals of Ukraine.

“Our profession at its best. Now that we can provide more direct veterinary support I fully expect the British people to rise to the challenge of helping veterinary surgeons who are dealing with the fall-out of this horrific conflict.”

British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine is keen to hear from any companies able to donate or subsidise veterinary supplies. A list of the supplies that are most urgently needed is available here.
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