We collaborate with impactful organisations to make a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable individuals and their cherished pets, providing access to essential services and creating opportunities for a brighter future for all.
Thank you to our sponsors.
The Future of Social Veterinary Services in Australia
The veterinary profession stands at a critical juncture, grappling with challenges related to the accessibility and affordability of pet care.
Cherished Pets has started a vital dialogue aimed at reshaping the veterinary landscape in Australia.
Our vision is a future where multidisciplinary social veterinary services and Veterinary Social Workers are integral components of our society. By tackling critical issues impacting both pets and people, together we aim to create healthier, more inclusive communities.
Collectively, we're exploring pathways for training and employment for Veterinary Social Workers and exploring multidisciplinary approaches to care services centered around the human-animal bond, seeking innovative solutions to address the intricate challenges that our society and profession face.
Veterinary Social Work, a field that bridges human health and animal welfare, is gaining prominence as a powerful driver for positive change. Since 2020, Cherished Pets has been delivering social veterinary services and employing Veterinary Social Workers to offer community-centric care.
In this dynamic landscape, new services and organisations are addressing complex societal issues. These include the veterinary industry crisis, access to affordable pet and vet care, the mental health crisis, domestic violence, homelessness, disability, and aging. As we address these multifaceted challenges, interest in the Veterinary Social Worker role continues to grow.
Thank you to our partners and sponsors who are helping us transform the veterinary profession and strengthen the human-animal bond.
We gratefully acknowledge our Foundation Parter, Zoetis.
Zoetis, a global animal health company, is dedicated to understanding and addressing the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals. Building on 70+ years of experience, they deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services.