Vet firm raises cash for charity at event

Helen Bronti and assistance dog Vern, Helen Walker (Vetoquinol), Cathryn Simpson, Martin Gough (vetoquinol) and Emma Belcher with assistance dog Hayley.
Helen Bronti and assistance dog Vern, Helen Walker (Vetoquinol), Cathryn Simpson, Martin Gough (vetoquinol) and Emma Belcher with assistance dog Hayley.

The Buckingham office of a firm which makes veterinary products and treatments has donated £1,500 to Dogs for the Disabled.

Vetoquinol raised the money at this year’s British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress when the company challenged delegates to join their charity cycle ride of over 200km on static bikes on the company’s stand.

On hand to encourage the riders was Mark Colbourne, Paralympic Gold and Silver medallist, Peter Gorbing, CEO Dogs for the Disabled, Matthieu Frechin, CEO Vetoquinol and Gail Jones with her assistance dog Remy.

Dogs for the Disabled is a life-transforming charity, creating partnerships between people living with disability and specially trained assistance dogs. There are currently 180 working in partnership with adults, 56 with children with a disability and 40 working with a family with a child with autism.