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Purina Petcare announces continued support for StreetVet
StreetVet volunteers will now be able to recommend any specific Purina diet to fit the needs of their patient.
Company will supply veterinary diets for homeless pets

Purina PetCare has announced its continued support for UK charity StreetVet, in a move that will see the firm supply appropriate veterinary diets and specialist food to hundreds of homeless pets.

It comes after the launch of StreetVet’s Accredited Hostel Scheme in November 2020, which was made possible by £41,500 of prize money won through Purina’s BetterwithPets competition. The Elms hostel in Hemel Hempstead became the first to offer accommodation to owners and their pets with the new accreditation in place. 

Now, through the continued partnership, StreetVet volunteers will be able to recommend any specific Purina diet to fit the needs of their patient. The food will be supplied free of charge for the full duration of time it is needed. 

StreetVet founder Jade Statt said the move was great news for pet owners experiencing homelessness and the pets they love:

“A pet is sometimes our client’s strongest source of non-judgemental support and unconditional love. By giving fundamental veterinary care, we help support that bond and also deliver hope,” she said. “We’re so pleased to be working with Purina to supply appropriate veterinary diets free of charge for our clients’ pets, knowing that can make such a big contribution to wellbeing and longevity.”

Head of vet sales UK, Natalie Weatherley, added: “Day-in, day-out Jade and the StreetVet team demonstrate true compassion, putting into action a programme that has improved the health of hundreds of pets and showed their owners that they matter too. We’re delighted to be able to continue to support their work, which is built on deep love for pets and belief in the power of the pet-human bond – things we are equally passionate about at Purina too.”

StreetVet was founded in 2016, inspired by the incredible bond between a homeless man and his dog. Since its inception, the charity has provided veterinary care to hundreds of street dogs, cats and even a rabbit.

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VetCT app offered to students and new graduates

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 The VetCT app is being offered for free to students and new veterinary graduates for their first three months in practice. The app provides a service for vets to send case information to a global team of Diploma-holding specialists, who can provide advice and support via instant call-back, text chat, written report, or virtual appointment.

Time on the app is automatically logged as CPD with quarterly certificates being generated for users. Additional services include the ability to book bespoke CPD, significant event reviews, and live training sessions such as surgical procedures.

The app is downloadable for both iOS and Android systems. 

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HORIBA to host CPD webinar

HORIBA has announced that it will host an online CPD meeting focusing on 'Exotic Parasites - The Importance of Testing in The Imported Dog'. Ian Wright (BVMS, MSc, MRCVS), head of ESCCAP UK and Ireland, will present on the importance of testing protocols in diseases of imported dogs.

The meeting will provide attendees with an overview of emerging veterinary diseases with a particular focus on exotic parasites, and discuss the importance of accurate testing protocols and equipment, alongside a final Q&A session.

The webinar will take place on Thursday July 1, from 19.30pm to 21.00pm BST. For free registration and more information visit the Horiba website or register.gotowebinar.com