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Could your practice help Wildlife Vets International save vultures?


  • Could your practice help Wildlife Vets International save vultures?

    Wildlife Vets International is taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2017 from 28th November to 5th December.

    During that week the charity needs to raise £3000 which will be used to treat injured vultures and other birds of prey so they can return to the wild.

    We’re not asking you to dig deep, we just need some help from the lovely people in the veterinary profession.

    If WVI reaches the Big Give target, sponsors Virbac, Vetronic Services Ltd, Kirkleatham Owl Centre and The Reed Foundation (Animals and Environment) will match fund and double the donations.

    Please take just a few minutes to find out more.
    The WVI practice support pack has fun and informative social media posts for you to use on your practice (or personal) social media accounts.

    There’s even an article on 10 reasons to love vultures for your website or practice newsletter.

    If all the practices receiving this email posted content and just eight clients from each practice donated £1, WVI would smash its ultimate £18,000 target.

    Download your practice support pack here:

    That’s what friends are for…
    Remember the scene in Jungle Book where the vultures sing?

    If not check it out here

    Well, vultures can’t actually sing as they don’t have a syrinx but they really are in ‘dire need’ of friends right now.

    Of the 23 species of vulture worldwide, 14 are threatened or endangered.

    WVI is already supporting the efforts of avian vets Johanna Storm and Stefan Harsch and vet nurse Matt Rendle who are working in India to increase the survival rate of injured birds and their fitness at release. They are also training local vets and rehabilitation staff.

    The work extends across Africa and Bulgaria where vultures and other raptors are under threat due to poisoning, hunting and injuries from wind turbines and pylons.

    What to do next…

    As well as social media posts and images, the support pack also includes a short article for you to use on your website or practice newsletters. By spreading the word, you show your clients you care about all animals and reinforce the value of veterinary intervention.

    Use as much or as little of the content as you like and edit it to fit your practice if you prefer. The pack is free, we just need your support to spread the word:


    It would be great if you could share this with as many people as possible within the practice – the more people who know, the more likely we will reach our target. Any donation, no matter how tiny really will make a difference.

    Donate here

    Vultures love their friends. They are one of the most sociable birds of prey and hang out together when roosting, flying and feeding.

    Thank you for being a friend to vultures.
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