Charities

Lawrence Veterinary Centre works with Cats Protection Nottingham Adoption Centre to ensure all cats in need of their help receive veterinary care.

The practice examines all cats rescued by the charity and in line with the charity’s policies, tests for FIV and FeLV (if considered at risk, determined by the cat’s history) so that they have the best chance of being re-homed happy and healthy. The ‘Cat Info’ tab can give you more information about these important diseases.

As well as preventing disease spread, neutering is a social responsibility to prevent the rapid growth in numbers of unwanted felines in the UK. All rescued cats are neutered at Lawrence Veterinary Centre, health checked, micro chipped and vaccinated if necessary.

Approximately 20 cats each week are brought to the practice by Cats Protection for veterinary treatment.

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK) are an excellent charity that aims to provide people with sight loss the support they need to lead safe, confident and happy lives in and out of their home. Lawrence Veterinary Centre fully support Guide Dogs not only by looking after Guide Dog patients (training and working) but also by doing many charity events and fundraisers. This year (2017) a team of our vets, receptionists, groomers and nurses took on the Conistion Challenge which consisted of a 12km hike, followed by a 10km mountain bike ride and a 1 mile race across Coniston water to raise money for this amazing charity. Team one came 1st out of 25 teams and Team 2 came 12th. Lawrence Veterinary Centre also received an award for raising the most funds.

GABS are a dedicated team of unpaid volunteers who work tirelessly to help bird owners with any problems that should arise, from giving advice by telephone, email or in person to finding birds a new family. Based in Eastwood they are happy to answer any questions you may have. They rely on donations in order to continue their work and hold regular open days.

The Pet Blood Bank UK is the first animal blood bank in the UK licensed to collect and store canine blood products for use in lifesaving operations in the veterinary profession.

It is a charity and non-profit, so they rely on donations from dogs volunteered by their caring owners. We at Lawrence Veterinary Centre hold regular Blood Donor sessions three times a year.

Your pooch will have to meet certain criteria in order to be a lifesaver:

  • They must be over 25kg (55lbs)
  • Aged between 1 and 8 years
  • Up to date with vaccination
  • No history of heart disease or murmurs, or seizures
  • Not taking any prescribed medication
  • Never travelled abroad
  • Never received a blood transfusion

If you are interested in volunteering your pet for this life-saving role let us know and give us your permission to forward your details to the Blood Bank. They will contact you and send you all the relevant paperwork.

Twiggaras is a small wild hedgehog rescue on the Nottingham/Derby border. They rehabilitate sick and injured wild hedgehogs ready for re-release. Lawrence Veterinary Centre help towards charity events for Twiggaras by creating hamper raffle prizes to raise funds for the rescue.