Scarsdale Vets are supporting Support Dogs, a charity instrumental in providing support dogs for people with various medical conditions.
The collaboration means that Scarsdale Vets will focus its fundraising efforts on supporting Support Dogs until August 2022.
Each year, Scarsdale Vets choses to support a different charity. Since being established in 1945, Scarsdale Vets have raised thousands for various charities and believe that continued charitable support is important.
Established in 1992, Support Dogs is a registered national charity dedicated to increasing independence and quality of life for adults and children with various medical conditions. They provide, train and support specialist assistance dogs to achieve this. The services provided are entirely free to those in need of them.
Part of IVC Evidensia, the Scarsdale Vets group is made up of over 300 staff. With a network of 12 satellite practices across the East Midlands, Scarsdale Vets provide exceptional care to pets, farm animals and horses.
Pride Veterinary Centre, Scarsdale Vets’ Headquarters, based on Pride Park in Derby, is a multi-disciplinary hospital which operates around the clock. With a vast footprint, it has the expertise and capacity to take on some of the most complex of cases.
Natasha Demir, Managing Director at Scarsdale Vets said: ‘We are incredibly excited about this charitable collaboration with Support Dogs. Before the pandemic, the team organised many successful events to help support Support Dogs however, they were quashed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Now restrictions are beginning to ease, we are ever hopeful that we can continue our good work with a full and exciting timetable of COVID-secure events.
Natasha continued: ‘Like every other charity, Support Dogs does some fantastic work across the UK. For many, pets throughout the pandemic have become increasingly important and, in some cases, changed lives, therefore we felt that supporting the training of support dogs would be our way of saying thank you.’
Chris Daykin, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Support Dogs explains: ‘We are delighted Scarsdale Vets have chosen Support Dogs as their annual charity. The collaboration means that we will be able to support more adults and children affected by epilepsy, autism and disability. Over the course of the pandemic our fundraising has suffered a 40% drop and therefore we are incredibly grateful for the support of Natasha and all the team at Scarsdale Vets. ’
Upcoming charitable events in support of Support Dogs include a Woofs and Walks Charity Dog Walk, Pet First Aid Course and a Festive Shopping Event, details of which will be announced in the coming months.