RVC to support Ukrainian university throughout war with Russia

The RVC has announced a new partnership to support education and research at a university in Ukraine. The college has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Stepan Gzhytskyi National University of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnologies (SGU) in Lviv, which will initially develop a framework to support SGU’s work during the ongoing war with Russia. … Read more

Vet housing Ukrainian family slams quarantine setbacks

A vet left stranded in France for three days with a Ukrainian refugee family and their dog has called on APHA to make urgent changes to its system for importing pets from the war-torn country. Following Russia brutal invasion of Ukraine in February, thousands of British families have signed up to the Homes for Ukraine … Read more

Brave Ukrainian Kitty Survives Putin Bombing, Becomes A Symbol Of Hope And Survival

It is no secret that the devastation caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine has significantly affected the lives of all citizens of this beautiful country – humans and animals alike. Over five million people have evacuated their homes in search of safety. Those that have stayed behind have been fighting relentlessly to return Ukraine … Read more

Ukrainian Woman Risks Her Life To Protect Over 700 Animals, Including A Lion!

Many people abandoned animals while fleeing Ukraine, but some heroes stayed behind to support the pets in need. Asya Serpinska, 77, walked towards the Russian conflict instead of running away. She was willing to put herself in danger because her animal shelter in Hostomel, a town above Kyiv, needed her. Serpinska had about 600 dogs … Read more

CVO offers vet advice to reduce rabies risk from non-compliant Ukrainian pets

UK CVO Christine Middlemiss has asked vets to report suspected illegal pet landings from Ukraine to help maintain the country 100-year rabies-free status. In a letter to the profession via RCVS Kate Richards, Dr Middlemiss advised on how to contact APHA if a rabies non-compliant Ukrainian pet is presented in practice. She stressed the primary … Read more

Ukrainian Reality Star Dodges Bullets To Save Up To 30 Dogs & Cats Per Day

Alexei Surovtsev is well-known in Ukraine. As an actor, striptease champion, and performer on his country version of Dancing With The Stars, he has amassed many fans. But Surovtsev’s greatest role to date is that of hero. His efforts to save stranded pets from the warzones of his hometown have earned him the nickname “Cat … Read more

BEVA president elect highlights plight of Ukrainian horses – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

David Rendle, elect president of the British Equine Veterinary Association, is highlighting the plight of Ukrainian horses after returning from a trip to the Ukraine-Poland border to deliver veterinary supplies earlier this week. David says that whilst he was out there, he was told about attacks by Russian forces on stables in Bucha, Irpin and … Read more

Under Constant Russian Fire, Ukrainian Zoo Predators Faced Possible Euthanasia

In Ukraine, thousands are dead, millions have fled the country, and so many innocent citizens huddle in homes and bomb shelters, praying the structures withstand the relentless Russian barrage. The violence continues with blasts leveling residential quarters, businesses, and even zoos and wildlife parks. Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv is one of these zoos. Because of … Read more

Ukrainian Dog Joyfully Reunites With Her Human After Russian Attack Separated Them

When Russia invaded Ukraine, many people were separated from their loved ones, including their pets. Some Ukrainians were fortunate enough to flee their homes with their furry friends by their sides, but others had no way to safely get to their dogs and cats. A Husky named Nessie got separated from her human when the … Read more

Free vet care for Ukrainian refugees’ pets – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Humane Society International, an animal charity, has launched Vets for Ukrainian Pets, through which refugees can have access to free veterinary treatment in the UK and 38 European countries. Vets for Ukrainian Pets will cover the treatment costs of up to five dogs, cats, horses or other pet animals, up to 250 Euros per animal, … Read more