November 10th, 2022Vet clinic a step closer
Regional Community Vet Clinic, a Mt Alexander Shire based non-profit
organisation, has received $50,000 from the state government’s Living Local Regional Fund.
The funding brings the organisation to a total of $250,000 in grant funding
towards its target of $400,000 to build a dedicated facility for not-for-profit
veterinary care in Campbells Creek.
The clinic will service pet owners across the region who want to keep and care for
a companion animal but are struggling due to financial or physical disadvantage.
While the long-term goal of the clinic is to establish its own dedicated facility, the
organisation is committed to helping those in need in the community now through
pop-up clinics, social outreach, and donating food and medication sourced through
partner organisations into the community.
Founder and chair Dr Yvette Berkeley said the word was spreading through the
community and the organisation was starting to see how and where their services
were needed most.
“With the help of Vets for Compassion we’ve been able to run multiple pop-up
clinics de-sexing over 100 cats in the region.”