Give Something Back

Supporting local pets, people and communities

White Cross Vets supports local pets, people and communities through a range of different projects, offers, discounts and charitable events

Here are just some of the ways that White Cross Vets gives something back:

  • In 2018, White Cross Vets will provide more than £38,000 in discounts to pet charities
  • White Cross Vets sponsors over 20 sports and community groups and teams
  • White Cross Vets treats all school pets for free
  • Our nurses regularly visit local primary schools to teach responsible pet care
  • Our Donation Days will provide over 7,000 hours of work for charity
  • Ten practices have visited over 50 primary schools, talking to over 5,000 children about pet care
  • The 10% discount we offer to Emergency Services is our way of saying thank you
  • We sponsor a number of childrens’ sports teams, including Marton FC in Middlesbrough, Baildon C of E and Guiseley Juniors FC

In addition to the White Cross Vets Fund fundraising events, our friendly vets practices take part in lots of other charity and community events.

The White Cross Vets Three Peaks Challenge

In August, a vets and pets team of eight humans and two canine walkers completed the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and the MS Society.

Five team members from White Cross Vets, Guiseley (veterinary surgeons James, Vanessa and Rod, plus veterinary nurses Amanda and Holly) were joined by Cate, veterinary surgeon at White Cross Vets, Redcar, plus Lenka (Rod’s wife) and Dave (Amanda’s husband). Also present were James’ and Vanessa’s border terrier, Pip who enthusiastically tested the depths of the boggy bits, of which there were many, and Holly’s large and amiable cross breed, Buddy who provided some much needed uphill traction at strategic moments! All completed the route in under 12 hours, which is especially pleasing as not everyone is a regular hill walker.

Looking after school pets

Hayley Thompson, White Cross Vets Veterinary Nurse, Mckenna the Lurcher and school pupil Billie Richmond

We regularly visit schools, community groups and churches to talk to children and students about caring for their pets. This is White Cross Veterinary Nurse, Hayley, with her pet Lurcher, Mackenna, who she rescued as a puppy.

Hayley is one of our team who explains to students how to look after pets properly and identify any potential problems. “The children absolutely love the sessions and there are always plenty of questions. We provide all of the children with a certificate, stickers and a colouring book and it’s always a very worthwhile and informative event.”

We also offer free pet care for school pets during the summer, so that the parents and teachers who look after them can be reassured they will receive the best treatment if they become unwell.

Join our team

Would you like to give something back by joining our team? White Cross Vets team members voted us the ‘best vets to work for’, placing us in the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For, the past six years running. Find out more about joining our team.


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