Canine members of the Search and Rescue Dog Association (SARDA) England team have received a full check-up thanks to a CVS veterinarian.

SARDA team
From left: Steve with search dog Ty, vet Vicky Weedon, Tony with search dog Isla and Steve with search dog Fynn.

Vet Vicky Weedon was on hand at the charity’s national training weekend to give the dogs a health check and a vaccination donated by the veterinary group.

The SARDA England dogs – all owned by their handlers – assist in searching for missing people and rescuing individuals in difficulty. They have recently completed a busy deployment helping in flood-hit regions of the UK, including Cumbria and Yorkshire.

Amazing volunteers

Ms Weedon, of Yorkshire-based West Mount Vets, said: “I have been involved with SARDA for several years and it is always a pleasure to meet up with this amazing group of volunteers and their dogs.

“As a keen hill walker, I hope I never need the service they provide, but, if I did, I know I would be in excellent hands. I am grateful to West Mount Vets and to CVS for continuing to support SARDA.”

The training weekend took place at Castleshaw Outdoor Centre in Oldham.

SARDA England’s trustee and graded dogs training officer Steve Ward said:  “The check-ups, treatments and vaccinations provided free by CVS are essential in maintaining the health of our most valuable assets – our search dogs.  This vital help ensures our dog teams are in top condition and ready for the next call-out.”

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