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The Spring 2022 Education and Welfare Clinics conclude in Essex

Volunteer stories
12 May 2022 Anonymous

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the BEVA Trust volunteers. The final two spring BEVA Trust/ BHS Education and Welfare clinics recently took place in Holmfirth, W Yorkshire and Chelmsford Essex.

The Holmfirth team was lead by Luke Edwards from Liverpool University; the 10 vet volunteers were supported by 2 nurses and six students. The fantastic team enjoyed a busy day and was a great mix of first timers and familiar faces. On the day the team worked together to see 64 horses for health checks, passports and microchips and castrated 23.

The final clinic was held in Chelmsford.  The fantastic vet team was lead by Luisa Smith from House and Jackson. The 12 vets and 2 EVN’s supported each other to see 62 horses and castrate 29.

The BEVA Trust and British Horse Society have worked together for the past seven years. Vets, nurses, students, and farriers have so far helped a total of 1612 horses by volunteering their time and expertise at special clinics around the country. Coordinated by the British Horse Society, and with practical support from a number of other equine welfare charities, these clinics provide dental care, farriery, worming, microchipping and passporting for horses identified to be in need, as well as castration if required. A total of 735 horses have now been castrated.

We would like to thank all the BEVA Trust volunteers who have given up their time to support the Education and Welfare clinics held in Spring 2022.