The Pets’n’Vets Family launches Junior Vets Club

The Pets’n’Vets Family, the network of veterinary practices with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas, has launched a Junior Vets Club.

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Established for the junior family members of clients of its veterinary practices, the Junior Vets Club will offer a free programme of fun and educational events about pet care and health at its flagship Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital in Glasgow’s Southside.

Oliver Jackson, Pets’n’Vets Family partner, said: “The Junior Vets Club is an important way for us to give something back to our local community by helping to teach kids to become better pet owners at an early stage.

“While petting zoos can be appealing, our Junior Vets Club will take that idea further so that, rather than kids coming to play with rabbits and other furry animals, they’ll also learn about animal husbandry and how we deal with some medical problems.

“The intention is that the Junior Vets Club will lead into our long-established Pixie Programme, whereby kids from 14 years old help out in the veterinary practice on a regular basis – an increasingly important step into getting into vet school. I myself started here while at school before progressing to vet school and returning to The Pets’n’Vets Family for work experience.”

Jackson feels that the Junior Vets Club has the potential to link up with local schools by offering on-site tutorials on biology, anatomy and physiology, all of which fit well within the Curriculum for Excellence.

“Our Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital opened last year with the aim of becoming a place for the local community to learn about pet health and care,” he said. “Rather than selling collars and leads and pet food; we’ve created a space designed specifically for learning, teaching and for hosting groups of kids of all ages.” The Junior Vets Club programme kicks off on Saturday 2nd of September, for more information visit www.petsnvets.org/juniorvetclub.php or to book a place email: juniorvetsclub@petsnvets.org

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For further information please contact Oliver Jackson at tel 0141 649 4949

Issued on behalf of Pets’n’Vets by Liquorice Media tel 0187 738 2961 www.liquorice-media.com

Date: 23 August 2017

Notes to Editors

• The Pets’n’Vets family is a collection of veterinary practices. Glasgow’s own vets, run by Glaswegians, it is a small and friendly partnership, with surgeries around Glasgow and surrounding areas.

• Because the Pets‘n’Vets Family is run by animal lovers, its vets understand just how special their pets are to their clients. It aims to offer the best local service, care and value with no gimmicks or tie-ins – just excellent vet care.

• The Pets‘n’Vets Family has been caring for Glasgow’s pets for over 40 years and its practices are all Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) Accredited. To find your nearest practice visit www.petsnvets.org