RSPCA ANIMAL HOSPITAL
to the Putney Animal Hospital!
Putney Animal Hospital is one of four animal hospitals nationwide providing low cost veterinary care to sick and injured animals for those owners on low income or on certain benefits; eligibility to use our services is based on a number of other criteria that also that have to be met first, details of which, can be found on the RSPCA website (www.rspca.org.uk). The hospital also treats sick and injured wildlife and animals that do not have an owner; this can include animals brought into the hospital by RSPCA Inspectors.
The animals that we deal with and treat the most are dogs, cats and rabbits.
The hospital forms part of the South London Hospital Group which also consists of our Ealing Clinic in west London and our Camberwell clinic in south east London. It costs over £2 million per annum to run the hospital which includes the following main areas of expenditure:
- Overall gross running costs: £2.2 million
- Drugs and medicines: £135,000
- Veterinary equipment: £94,000
- Animal Food: £13,000
WORK WE DO:
- 38,000 out-patients (consultations) per year
- 34,000 in-patients per year
- 7,900 operations/ surgical procedures per year
- 2,500 neutering operations (included in the 7,900) per year
- 1,900 Early Age Neuters (included in the 2500 neuters)
- 3,000 microchips per year
- 5,000 X rays per year
- 4,500 laboratory samples/ tests per year
The hospital group is funded centrally by the RSPCA from money received in the form of donations, legacies, membership fees, and fundraising; as with the society as a whole, Putney Animal Hospital and the clinics receive no government funding. Putney Animal Hospital benefits from the activities and fundraising of a voluntary group of Friends (known as the ‘Friends Of Putney Animal Hospital’) who raise funds to purchase equipment and improve facilities for/ at Putney Animal Hospital. The volunteers for the Friends of Putney Animal Hospital run the on-site shop at the hospital, the profits of which, also goes towards benefitting the hospital.
The Friends of Putney Animal Hospital has been established for over 20 years and has acquired around 400 loyal members whose kind donations over the years have made a huge difference to the hospital. We are therefore eternally grateful to the tireless work of the volunteers and the generosity of the members.
Our Opening Times and Workforce
The core hours are 0900 to 1600 Monday to Friday – anything outside of these times is for emergencies only, including the weekends. The hospital is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a dedicated team of vets and nurses as well as management, administrative and maintenance staff.
We always need blankets and towels so donations of these are always most welcome. Anyone wishing to make a financial donation can do this by sending their donation (cheque or postal order payable to: RSPCA) to the hospital at:
RSPCA – Putney Animal Hospital
6 Clarendon Drive
Alternatively, you can make a donation by credit/ debit card over the telephone by calling the hospital on 0300 123 0716 from 9am to 5pm.
Donations to the Friends of Putney Animal Hospital can be sent to the same address with cheques or postal order payable to: RSPCA Friends of Putney Animal Hospital.
RSPCA is registered charity no. 219099.