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IVC Evidensia responds to the Australian bush fires

IVC Evidensia is currently working through a plan to send a team of vets and nurses over to Australia to help in whatever capacity is required

22 January 2020, at 2:00pm

All IVC Evidensia staff have been united in their grief towards the tragedy unfolding on the other side of the world. Many people have been enquiring as to how we can collectively respond, specifically to the animal crisis that has arisen from the ongoing fires. IVC Evidensia is currently working through a plan to send a team of vets and nurses over to Australia to help in whatever capacity is required – be that working on the front line or relieving vets and nurses in local practices so they can assist in the rescue operations.

“Given that our three core values are ‘caring’, ‘sharing’ and ‘daring’ we concluded that the best way we can demonstrate this is through direct action and getting boots on the ground.” comments David Hillier, Group CEO, “With this in mind we will be fully funding a team of vets and nurses to work in Australia for a minimum of 4 weeks at a time. It’s a significant undertaking for both the individuals who volunteer and for the company financially, but this is the right and proper response from Europe’s leading veterinary group.”

Group COO Russell Trenter, who is helping co-ordinate the efforts comments, “Summer in Australia still has four months to run with the fires likely to continue so this will be an ongoing operation. We will work with our Australian contacts to ensure the most appropriate support over this period. We are looking for vets and nurses from across the group to volunteer. They will need to speak English, and experience of wildlife, rehabilitation and Australian native fauna is preferred.”

If you are an IVC Evidensia vet or nurse and would like to volunteer please email TeamAustralia@ivcevidensia.com

Please be sure to include your CV, contact details, IVC Evidensia clinic and country. We will then match your experience to the requirements on the ground with our Australian contacts. Please include the dates when you would NOT be available between February and the end of 2020 in order that we can align plans accordingly.

Donations:

Many people will be unable to volunteer but will still wish to be involved. With that in mind, each IVC Evidensia country has set up a local charitable page. If you would like to donate, please visit IVC Evidensia UK's funding page.