ABSTRACT: There are a lot of rehoming centres doing essential wok with matching new owners with potential pets. Ideally, veterinary practices should encourage people to rehome animals rather than buying a new kitten or puppy. One rehoming centre, the Celia Hammond Trust, was initially set up to provide low-cost neutering clinics to control the feral cat population and now runs several rehoming centres providing loving animals with new owners. This second article describes a typical day for the staff at the Canning Town centre and includes an interview with Celia Hammond herself, looking at her passion for animal welfare.


April Louise Murphy RVN

April is a newly qualified veterinary nurse, who works full time at a Goddard’s branch in East London. She really enjoys her role and is continuing to learn every day! April is passionate about exotic nursing, feline nursing, and anaesthesia. She is also the Cat Advocate in her branch whereby she ensures cat friendly practices are carried out. If there is one piece of advice she could give to anyone wanting to be an RVN, it is that you can do this, believe in yourself! April never thought in a million years that she would be qualified and now that she is, it is a dream come true. April hopes to encourage veterinary nurses and students alike to have a voice, we can learn from each other and change practice for the better!

Email: missaprill04@gmail.com

Keywords: rehoming; Celia Hammond Trust; animal welfare; rescue centres

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 (10)• October 2021 pp 302-305

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