Professor Steve Dean receiving the cheque from Simon Innes
CVS has presented a cheque for £5,000 to the Kennel Club Charitable Trust following a year of fundraising among its practices across the UK. The cheque was presented to Kennel Club Chairman Professor Steve Dean by Simon Innes, Chief Executive of CVS, during its annual conference on 28 and 29 November. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust aims to support the health and welfare of all dogs, funding a wide variety of work including research into canine diseases and helping dog welfare organisations.
Commenting on the donation, Simon Innes said: “Fundraising is an activity which unites our staff and gives us all an opportunity to have some fun whilst helping a cause which we all feel passionate about. We’re delighted to have raised so much for the Kennel Club Charitable Trust this year.”
Mike Townsend, Chairman of the Kennel Club Charitable Trust, said: “I would like to thank CVS for this very generous donation. The contributions we receive enable us to continue funding a wide variety of work ranging from supporting research into canine diseases, dog welfare organisations and the promotion of support dogs, all of which give dogs a healthier, happier life.
“Since the charity was founded in 1987, we’ve donated over £8 million to support these initiatives through various dog charity grants and we couldn’t do our work without the generosity of our donors.”
CVS UK Ltd is the largest and fastest-growing corporate veterinary group in the UK. Founded in 1999, it employs more than 2,300 staff at its veterinary practices and surgeries across the UK and in its related veterinary businesses, including an online pharmacy, two pet crematoriums and six veterinary laboratories.
Key to its success is CVS’ ability to attract ambitious veterinary staff and to invest in their clinical skills, knowledge and in research to drive the profession forward. It also provides the business support to ensure its diverse range of small animal, large animal and equine practices achieve their full potential. CVS works in close partnership with the wider veterinary profession and industry colleagues.