The following six downloadable pdf files cover Vetwork UK's history over 25+ years since 1997.
They contain everything that was on the previous Vetwork UK website.
Much is still topical and relevant.
Most files have hyperlinks, many to downloadable reports.
Vetwork UK did not necessarily take the lead in all the work included in these pdf files. In some we collaborated or provided assistance, and in some cases (as in History files 5 & 6) we agreed to host reports and proceedings on our website.
If you would like a report or further information but there is no hyperlink, or where the hyperlink is broken, please contact us. We may have copies that we can share with you, or may be able to point you to others who can help.
Four of the six files are now live. We are still working on the last two to check hyperlinks etc.
HISTORY 5: 1997 PUNE EVK CONFERENCE VOLUME 1
HISTORY 6: 1997 PUNE EVK CONFERENCE VOLUME 2: ABSTRACTS
A few highlights from our past work are included below (and on the Film & Photography page) to illustrate the range of our direct work and collaborations.
LEGS was Vetwork UK's largest project, nurtured from 2007 through to 2018 when it became an independent charity under its own Trustees (see LEGS website).
'Community-based Animal Healthcare: A Practical Guide to Improving Primary Veterinary Services' (eds: Andy Catley, Stephen Blakeway and Tim Leyland, IT Publications, 2002), was initiated and managed by Andy Catley. A BookPower edition was produced in 2005.
Started in 1997 and focussed in Craigmillar, Edinburgh, 'Animals in the Community' was Vetwork UK's first project. Initiated and run by Stephen Blakeway, it was funded for the first two years by the National Lottery. Funding from Scottish Natural Heritage for a third year allowed it to morph into an Environmental Education project employing Becky Plunkett, an Environmental Educator. Through her work, Becky surveyed the green spaces of Craigmillar and built the Craigmillar Wildlife Web website, which continues to be used as a reference by environmental projects in the Craigmillar area of East Edinburgh to this day.
From October 2015 until November 2018 we gave small grants via the RSPB to the Safe Vulture Programme in Assam, India, which is implemented by the SAVE Consortium as part of their programme to support endangered vulture populations in Asia. In 2018 we also helped RSPB develop an unfortunately unsuccessful proposal for Darwin Initiative funding.
Vetwork UK was founded as no admin organisation, which has allowed us to be flexible.
Our projects, large and small, administer themselves. Some projects employ staff, others are run voluntarily.
We currently have a small reserve of funds, and four Trustees who take forward our current work voluntarily.
We are currently looking for new Trustees, so please contact us if our work interests you and you would like to be involved.