There is a crisis of care for some of Sydney’s most vulnerable pets. Homeless and disadvantaged owners are unable to fund even the most essential of treatments to improve the well-being of their treasured animals.
That’s why the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Sydney is helping to provide assistance to some of Sydney’s most disadvantaged pet-owners by partnering with BaptistCare to establish the HopeStreet pop-up pet clinic, which operates once a month in Woolloomooloo.
Staffed by volunteers, clinicians, veterinary nurses and students from the Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science, the animal welfare outreach initiative is helping the most vulnerable pets of Sydney.
The outreach initiative at HopeStreet is run by clinicians, veterinary nurses and students from the University of Sydney. According to veterinarian Dr Jess Talbot, there is a great need for this service.
“In our last visit to HopeStreet, we saw 27 pets in two-and-a-half hours. There are so many animals needing care. We don’t have the funds to keep pace with demand and treat the variety of problems we see.
“We would love to be able to do even more for these beloved pets and their owners.”
Sydneysiders are invited to help these beloved pets by making a donation to fund essential treatments including vaccinations, tick and flea protection, and medications to ease the effect of conditions like arthritis and chronic skin disease.
Veterinary Medicine at the University of SydneyThe Sydney Faculty of Veterinary Science veterinary teaching hospitals provide world-class clinical services and have the latest technology for the care of companion animals, wildlife, livestock and horses. These facilities allows the university to train the next generation of veterinary practitioners and specialists.
The Sydney DVM program encourages enrolment of students from diverse backgrounds and aims to help them achieve their goals to become veterinary medical professionals in the global community. Teaching is research-driven to ensure students learn from the latest developments and advances in evidence-based practice, veterinary science research, animal behaviour and welfare science and veterinary public health.
Program: Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
Location: Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: March
Program duration: 4 years
Application deadline: TBA. For the 2017 intake, the deadline was September 14, 2016.