We chatted to Kevin Clements, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Suffolk animal charity, Animal Health Trust. He told us how the charity combines science and veterinary care to improve the lives of our animals…..
“Since joining the Animal Health Trust last year, I have been continually inspired by the dedication of our staff and the complexity of our work here, as the leaders of science and care for animals.
I’m an animal lover myself, having grown up with Border Collie’s and Miniature Schnauzer’s, and I now have a five-year-old daughter who is obsessed with horse riding and dogs! Through this, I know how much companion animals enhance our own wellbeing, and I’m now able to see first-hand the vital role that the AHT plays in ensuring these animals – our family members – have access to the very best care and developments in science and research.
We’re currently researching cancer, epilepsy and several causes of blindness in dogs and cats, with the aim of improving diagnosis, care and ultimately, lives. Alongside this, we’re tackling a number of diseases affecting horses such as Strangles, equine flu and equine herpes virus as well as more commonly diagnosed injuries such as lameness and the multitude of factors which cause this. The impact of our work is global, often having a major influence on the welfare of animals internationally.
However, not that many people realise that we are a charity and that in order to do this phenomenal work, we need donations from animal lovers like you. Put simply – the AHT relies on the generosity and support of donors for us to continue paving the way for the essential work taking place each day from our headquarters in Suffolk.
We offer the very best treatments, procedures and cures for animal injuries and diseases, and help prevent life-limiting illnesses in animals, so funding ensures we keep our research and care up-to-date, and can continue to do so for many years to come.
If you’d like to support our work and be in with chance of winning £25,000 every week, then why not sign up to a weekly charity lottery? It costs just £1 a week and you can sign-up easily and quickly online here www.aht.org.uk/lottery This really is a great way to help us continue our amazing work fighting disease and injury in dogs, cats and horses.”