Supported Charities

All the staff at Elands are involved in raising money at the various practice events throughout the year such as at our dog shows, open days etc. The money raised, along with money kindly donated by our clients, goes into our stray fund or is donated to Petsavers.

Stray Fund

All the staff at Elands are involved in raising money at the various practice events throughout the year such as at our dog shows, open days etc. The money raised, along with money kindly donated by our clients, goes into our stray fund.

When waifs and strays are brought in, if appropriate, rather than send them off to charities or rehoming centres, we keep them and attend to them at the practice using the money in the stray fund to cover the costs of any drugs or treatment required. Sometimes the stray has a loving home but has become separated from their owner – hopefully they have been microchipped so we can contact the owner without delay! Once reunited, owners are most grateful that their beloved pet was looked after and kept safe by us.

For those animals not so fortunate and who have no loving home to go to, staff at Elands will do a full MOT. Sometimes this will include taking a blood sample to check there are no underlying conditions. Often teeth need to be cleaned, the animal may need a bath and a good groom and then our strays are vaccinated, wormed, treated for fleas and of course microchipped so that they can be permanently identified. If required, arrangements are made to ensure stray animals are also neutered.

When our adorable strays are ready to go, we rehome them, often to our clients. It is always a pleasure to hear from owners that their new pet is happy and settled in their loving and permanent home.


Petsavers

Petsavers is the charitable division of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA).

Petsavers exists to improve our understanding and treatment of the diseases affecting our pets. Since Petsavers was founded over thirty years ago over £1.7 million has been donated to this cause. This is done through the distribution of grants for veterinary training and clinical research into illness and disease.

Our pets provide us with love and companionship during our lives. We take care of them and seek expert help and advice from our vet when they fall ill or are injured. We want our animals to be treated to the highest standards. However, there are still many diseases, like many human conditions, that we do not fully understand.

Petsavers aims to change this by funding studies into the illnesses affecting our pets and publishing the findings in veterinary journals to further the knowledge of those in the profession.

This practice supports Petsavers and practice principle Philip Lhermette is on the management committee and is also the Chairman.