P-05-895 Rosa's Legacy: Introduce a scheme to help people access veterinary care for their companion animals, Correspondence – British Veterinary Association to Committee, 16.01.20


BVA does not have a position on the provision of free animal healthcare. We are aware that charitable services exist to provide free care to those on low wages, such as the PDSA and Blue Cross, as well as voucher schemes at individual practices.


We support education initiatives, such as the recent #PawPreventProtect campaign from Welsh Government, which help potential owners to consider which pet is most suited to their lifestyle, needs and budget, thus preventing many of the issues mentioned in the petition.


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