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New PDSA clinic opens in North London
The clinic was opened on 21 March by Jan McLoughlin, PDSA's director general.
The new facility expands the charity’s reach in the area.

A new PDSA Pet Clinic has been officially opened in North London, as part of a partnership between the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA) and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).

Edmonton Green Clinic which is a refurbished former RSPCA clinic, was opened on 21 March by Jan McLoughlin, PDSA’s director general.

The opening of the facility follows RSPCA’s decision to phase out public-facing services at RSPCA Finsbury Park Animal Hospital. Through Edmonton Green PDSA, the charity will ensure veterinary care remains available for clients.

This will mean RSPCA can focus on rescuing and treating animals suffering from cruelty and neglect, while PDSA prioritises affordable veterinary care for pet owners struggling to afford treatments.

The new clinic enables PDSA to provide vital veterinary services to 11 new postcodes in the area.

It will operate as a branch of Hendon PDSA Pet Hospital, with routine services provided by the clinic, and more complex treatments offered by the pet hospital. The same veterinary team will run both sites.

PDSA has already seen hundreds of applications for the new catchment area, just weeks after the clinic was opened. It says that this shows the significant demand for help with veterinary costs.

Speaking on 22 March, Ms McLoughlin said: “I was delighted to open our new Edmonton Green Clinic yesterday, and to meet some of the local owners and pets who will be able to benefit from this.

“Our collaboration with RSPCA has given PDSA the opportunity to improve our services in this much-needed area and to be there for more people, enabling us to keep more pets together with their loving families.”

Image © PDSA

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Rabbit Awareness Week set to return this summer

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 Rabbit Awareness Week (RAW) is returning this summer, running from 24-28 June 2024. The theme for this year will be 'Healthy Diet, Happy Bunnies'.

The focus on rabbits' diet comes after the most recent PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) Report report revealed that 42 per cent of veterinary professionals identified inappropriate diet as one of the five most important rabbit welfare issues that need to be address.

The campaign will include veterinary blogs, videos, and digital waiting room resources. Practices can sign up to receive updates about RAW. 

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CVS Group hit by cyber attack

CVS Group, which owns more than 450 veterinary practices in the UK, has been hit by a cyber attack.

In a statement, the group said the incident involved unauthorised external access to a limited number of its IT systems. As soon as the attack was discovered, the group took its IT systems temporarily offline, causing 'considerable operational disruption'.

It has warned that the security steps taken and ongoing plans to move its operational systems and IT infrastructure to the Cloud are likely to have an ongoing impact over a number of weeks.

Due to the risk that personal information was accessed, CVS has informed the Information Commissioner's Office. The company is working with third party consultants to investigate the incident.