The veterinary profession came together at the start of the Ukraine conflict under the banner of British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine to provide direct support. The group have been raising money for humanitarian support at https://gofund.me/3b2a91e2 and have sent multiple shipments of aid.
The way is now clear for veterinary medicines to be sent to Ukraine. British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine will be using established contacts with private and state veterinary surgeons and existing logistics chains to facilitate the supply of veterinary medicines to where they are needed.
Normal supply chains have been disrupted or destroyed and veterinary surgeons within Ukraine are appealing to us to send supplies of veterinary medicines to enable them to treat the animals under their care.
Animals have not been spared from the horrific death and destruction in Ukraine and external support is needed urgently to limit their suffering. In addition to the pets that require treatment within and around Ukraine, there is a desperate need for help in Ukraine’s zoos, rescue centres and farms.
In addition to gathering veterinary medicines and supplies from veterinary practices, we are appealing for cash donations to purchase specific items of veterinary aid.
We are truly grateful for your support and will post regular updates through our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/britishvetsforukraine.
Please note that all donations made to this page will be used to provide veterinary aid, donations for humanitarian aid can still be made to https://gofund.me/3b2a91e2 or though other groups. The group, Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine are all volunteers who are working in collaboration with established veterinary societies including The British Veterinary Association, British Equine Veterinary Association, British Small Animal Veterinary Association and The Pig Veterinary Society. Every pound donated will be spent on veterinary support for Ukraine. Unfortunately this initiative does not fit within the articles of any of the veterinary societies' charities so it cannot qualify for gift aid.