We are great supporters of the work of both national and local animal charities.
PDSA Pet Practice Service
PDSA is a charitable veterinary service, caring for the pets of people in need as well as promoting responsible pet ownership through a UK-wide network of 51 Pet Hospitals and around 380 Pet Practice Services (contracted private practices). In smaller towns and communities where PDSA does not have a Pet Hospital, PDSA works with local private veterinary practices to provide charitable veterinary services to pet owners receiving means-tested benefits.
Burnham House provide this service for pet owners living in the following postcode areas:
CT14, CT15, CT16, CT17, CT18 & CT19.
Help us to help you: You’ll need to register your pet with PDSA before you can access funded veterinary treatment at our practice. So call in to Burnham House Vets or go to www.pdsa.org.uk/pdsa-vet-care/eligibility
for more information about how we can help you care for your pet.
Since Burnham House first began we have provided veterinary staff for the RSPCA Clinic in Folkestone. The Clinic is open from 2 - 2.45pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and provides reduced-cost veterinary treatment for owners in receipt of: State Pension; Incapacity Benefit; Jobseeker's Allowance; Housing Benefit; Income Support; or Bereavement Benefit. You will need to take proof of eligibility with you; the consult fee is £7.00 and limited medications are available at a reduced price. The Clinic is at 21 Grace Hill, Folkestone (next to the RSPCA charity shop and opposite Folkestone Library); contact 01303 242433.
RSPCA Welfare Cases
As well as staffing the RSPCA Clinic, we also deal with the RSPCA Inspectorate to attend possible cases of animal cruelty. Regrettably such cases are not uncommon and our vets follow through these cases, acting as professional witnesses in court if necessary. Recent work with inspectors has included the investigation of illegally-captured tortoises and smuggled birds. We also work with the Port of Dover, Trading Standards and Kent Police on very diverse cases.
British Divers' Marine Life Rescue
Sea mammals, particularly common and grey seals, are frequently found sick or orphaned off the coast of Kent and we have developed excellent facilities for their care. Young seals are often treated then moved to one of the RSPCA's facilities to rehabilitate seals then returned to the wild. We also provide veterinary support for stranding incidents around the coast including porpoises and whales. Several of our vets are trained in specialist marine mammal techniques and act as volunteer medics for the BDMLR.
Updated 04/04/12 hp