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Village Vets and DSPCA

DSPCA and Village Vets partner to make Dublin A Better Place for Pets!

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The Partnership will facilitate:

  • Village Vets to operate the veterinary hospital on the DSPCA campus
  • The effective re-homing of stray or abandoned pets across Dublin
  • Improved Animal Welfare
  • Village Vets to neuter 1,000 cats and dogs a year on behalf of the DSPCA

Monday 8th April 2019,

DSPCA is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with Village Vets, the collaboration allows for the delivery of a continuous optimal level of care for animals - while improving animal welfare in the Dublin region.

DSPCA – established in 1840 are Ireland's Oldest and Largest Animal welfare organisation. DSPCA works with all species of pets and wildlife and focuses on sick, injured and cruelly treated animals. The DSPCA campus also offers pet boarding, doggie day care and dog training to support animal owners.

Village Vets – a family owned practice in operation for over 40 years has a network of ten clinics with 82 team members. As part of this partnership Village Vets will facilitate a larger reach for the charity with increased access to potential rehoming opportunities via their network of clinics across both Dublin & Meath. This partnership involves Village Vets managing and operating the hospital at DSPCA campus which will be known as ‘Village Vets @ DSPCA’.

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Clients of the DSPCA will now have access to the entire Village Vets network of practices, allowing animals to be treated closer to home. The new service includes seven-day opening, specially trained vets in internal medicine, surgery, ophthalmology, feline medicine, diagnostic imaging and the treatment of exotic pets.

“ We believe that DSPCA and Village Vets have a shared vision of a society where Cruelty to animals is unacceptable. We believe this new partnership is unique and will help us deliver on that vision.” - According to Brian Gillen, Chief Executive of DSPCA.

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“We are extremely excited about this new collaboration and the opportunities it offers to deliver improved services to you and your pets. Both Village Vets and the DSPCA have a shared vision - for a society with improved animal welfare where animal cruelty is totally unacceptable.” - According to Charles Cosgrave, MD of Village Vets.

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This partnership with Village Vets allows the DSPCA to concentrate 100% of their funding on the work of the DSPCA in the rescue of Sick, Injured and cruelly treated animals, Education and other outreach work. The activities of the DSPCA’s veterinary department within the charity and mobile unit will continue as normal and DSPCA shelter veterinarians will now be in a position to focus solely on their work at the charity.

By using the Village Vets veterinary practice at the DSPCA, clients will continue to contribute to the funding of the DSPCA charity, while benefiting from improved access to high-quality healthcare for your pets.

The collaboration will take immediate effect. As a first initiative, DSPCA and Village vets are pleased to announce a major initiative to address the issue of unwanted kittens born in Dublin each year. Last year alone DSPCA re-homed 840 unwanted kittens. This initiative known as ‘Tom Cat Tenner’ will allow Dubliners to neuter their male cats at a cost €10.00 at any Village Vets practice or at the DSPCA campus for the month of May. It is hoped that this heavily subsidized price will allow the neutering of 500 Male cats. Full details and a booking system are available on our websites., Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.

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