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Our Eco Statement

 

Here at Pennard Vets we recognise we have a responsibility to the environment and have been committed to reducing our environmental impact for some time by putting in place the following;

  • Anaesthetic gases are also greenhouse gases so we use low flow rate anaesthesia to minimise emissions and do not use nitrous oxide known to deplete the ozone layer.
  • Reducing energy consumption by turning off all non essential electrical equipment overnight, and we have been changing our lightbulbs over to LED low energy bulbs
  • Reducing our use of plastics by switching to cardboard boxes for dispensing pharmaceuticals.
  • We try to minimise waste and recycle everything we can and are currently trialling recycling pet food packaging. The cat litter we use is made from recycled bio-degradable material. We use washable scrubs and scrub hats. We try to limit the amount of paper we use and contact our client’s digitally where possible.
 

Social Responsibility

 

Pennard Vets regularly visit schools and groups such as Scouts to educate children on animal welfare and how to be the best possible pet owner.

We attend careers fairs – they vary between secondary schools and veterinary universities, to give advice about how to enter the profession or find a job on completion of qualifications.

Our vets are regular conference attendees, often giving talks to fellow veterinary surgeons.

We hold regular meetings with like-minded people who work in the pet care industry. These include dog walkers, puppy schools, groomers, and behaviourists. It’s a great chance to discuss relevant issues and build relationships within the local community.