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    • 29 Apr, 2023

    Celebrating our teams on World Vet Day

    It’s World Vet Day today and we want to take a moment to highlight our incredible team of vets at Mayhew – both at home and abroad.

    To mark World Veterinary Day on Saturday 29 April, Mayhew is celebrating the achievements of vets around the world, with particular pride in the work of Mayhew’s vet teams in in London, Kabul and Tbilisi 

    London, UK: Vets in our community vet clinic change the lives of dogs and cats  

    Open since 1925, our community vet clinic has a storied history of helping dogs and cats in need. Our talented veterinary team provide preventative vet treatments including neutering, microchipping, vaccinations and dental procedures free of charge to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford treatment for their pets, giving dogs and cats the best chance of a long and happy life.  

    In 2022 alone, our London team were able to provide 6,831 veterinary treatments to help ensure dogs and cats lead healthy and happy lives. 

    “Whether in London, Kabul or Tbilisi, our vets are unwavering in their professionalism and commitment, reaching over a hundred thousand dogs and cats who need us as well as providing outstanding service and support to pet owners and communities. World Vet Day is an opportunity to shine a light on their expertise, talent and commitment to animal welfare.”

    Sherine Wheeler

    Mayhew Chief Executive

    Kabul, Afghanistan: Vets in our ABC clinic continue successfully preventing canine-mediated rabies and managing the dog population 

    Our team in Kabul, led by Country Director Dr Abdul-Jalil Mohammadzai DVM, includes 16 vets.  

    Dr Ismail, Vaccination Team Leader, has led the field teams in delivering a mass canine rabies vaccination programme in Kabul since 2017. To date the team has vaccinated more than 104,000 dogs in 22 of the city’s districts. As a result of this life-saving initiative, there have been no confirmed cases of rabies in dogs in the city since April 2021 and no recorded canine-mediated rabies deaths in humans for more than two years in the capital. 

    Dr Hashimi, Head Vet and Clinic Manager has overseen the dog population management programme at our Animal Birth Control (ABC) clinic which will shortly hit the milestone of 35,000 dogs having been neutered since July 2019.  

    Tbilisi, Georgia: Vets in our new clinic leading the way in dog population management in Georgia. 

    Our team in Tbilisi of 3 vets and colleagues, led by Dr Ana Metskhvarishvili DVM, has gone from strength to strength since opening in October 2022; it is the first solely not-for-profit veterinary establishment in Georgia. 

    Working to help manage the roaming dog population in the capital Tbilisi and to provide training opportunities for other Georgian veterinary professionals keen to develop their skills along international guidelines, this team of vets is truly inspirational. 

    “Mayhew is so proud of our overseas vets who play a key role in helping the scores of animals who come through Mayhew clinic doors in Kabul and Tbilisi every year. They provide vital preventative veterinary care for the animals and work tirelessly to support the local community. They pass on their skills to future veterinarians, vet assistants and animal carers whose expertise is needed now more than ever. World Vet Day gives special recognition to the selfless efforts of these amazing veterinary professionals, sometimes in very challenging circumstances.”

    Caroline Yates

    Mayhew Head of International Projects and Relations

    Mayhew celebrates the incredible work of vets across the globe on World Vet Day 2023

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