IVC Evidensia, Europe’s leading veterinary care provider, is launching the IVC Evidensia Care Fund, an initiative that continues its investment in both staff and pet wellbeing.
The purpose of the fund is for staff to provide the best care possible to assist pets and owners in difficult times. It is an integral part of the IVC Evidensia mission of bringing people together to help make animal care better.
The pan-European fund will help pets suffering from serious conditions by offering assistance to owners who are facing financial challenges.
As well as protecting animal welfare by offering a helping hand to owners that need it, IVC Evidensia strongly believes this fund will help enhance the wellbeing of their staff by providing support and treatment options in an often challenging and immensely stressful decision-making process.
Group CEO Steve Clarke says, “I am very proud to establish a fund to assist clients and pets during times of crisis. I am particularly impressed following all of the challenges we have faced regarding the COVID-19 pandemic that we are in a strong position to be able to offer this fund. The recent difficulties have shown how we have all come together and found new ways of working during these unprecedented times.”
Alistair Cliff, newly appointed Group Chief Veterinary Officer at IVC Evidensia explained, “The IVC Evidensia Care Fund will pilot initially in the UK, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway and Finland, with a view to it being expanded in the near future.”
He went on to say, “I am extremely proud to be a part of a veterinary group that is clearly putting the wellbeing of animals, clients and staff firmly at the top of their agenda. This initiative will help practices offer treatment options in cases that may not have had those options otherwise.”
The IVC Evidensia Care Fund will be available to vets across the group’s expansive first opinion and referral networks, ensuring that pets, owners and practice staff have access to the benefits that it provides.