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Our vision is a world free from abuse of people and animals


If you have an emergency please call 999

Visit our affected by abuse page for details of where to get help

DOMESTIC ABUSE AWARENESS GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL DIRECTORS, PRACTICE MANAGERS & OWNER

Short training session for Links Group members with Mary Wakeham, Bristol University & Refuge4Pets

This short course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the dynamics of abuse, how to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and how to help victim-survivors of domestic abuse access support.


The course is only available in the members' area of our website.

ANIMALS & DOMESTIC ABUSE: THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE LINK


Watch Again! A recording of our latest webinar is now available.

With Paula Boyden, Wendy Sneddon, Vicki Betton, Dave Martin, Caroline Allen and Mike Flynn.


Reports show that cases of domestic abuse have risen to shocking new levels since the first UK-wide lockdown in March 2020.Due to popular demand, we’ve reconvened our expert panel 6 months on from our last roundtable on this issue to explore the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 on domestic abuse, the role pets and other animals can play in abusive homes and how veterinary professionals can fulfil their role in recognising and acting on signs of non-accidental injuries, while providing current emergency-only veterinary services. Our group of experts will provide practical guidance and advice for veterinary teams by discussing a range of scenarios and answering questions live.

THE LINK BETWEEN ANIMAL ABUSE AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE; IMPLICATIONS FOR VETERINARY TEAMS DURING COVID

A recording of our recent webinar is now available.

With our expert panel:

Hosted by Vicki Betton BA (Hons), PGDip IDM, PR and Comms for Links Group, Veterinary Policy and Campaigns Manager for PDSA

Paula Boyden BVetMed, MRCVS, Links Group Chair & Dogs Trust Veterinary Director

Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent

Caroline Allen MA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, RSPCA Chief Vet

Sean Taylor BVSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Expert Witness

Understanding Animal Welfare In Violent Homes

Short training session for Links Group members with Mary Wakeham, Bristol University & Refuge4Pets

This short course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the dynamics of abuse, how to recognise the signs of domestic abuse and how to help victim-survivors of domestic abuse access support.


The course is only available in the members' area of our website.

Links Veterinary Training Initiative

A recording of our recent webinar is now available.

With our expert panel:

Hosted by Vicki Betton BA (Hons), PGDip IDM, PR and Comms for Links Group, Veterinary Policy and Campaigns Manager for PDSA

Paula Boyden BVetMed, MRCVS, Links Group Chair & Dogs Trust Veterinary Director

Mike Flynn, Scottish SPCA Chief Superintendent

Caroline Allen MA, VetMB, CertSAM, MRCVS, RSPCA Chief Vet

Sean Taylor BVSc, MRCVS, Veterinary Expert Witness

CONFERENCE 2021

A celebration of the work of the Links Group over the last 20 years. If you are interested in getting involved, please get in touch.

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