Future generations of Kiwi pets will hopefully live longer, healthier and happier lives thanks to the work of a charity supported by Tauranga Vets.

Tauranga Vets has supported Healthy Pets New Zealand for over a year now, in a partnership where the business and its generous clients donate money for research into improved health and welfare. The charity is run by veterinary professionals who give their time and care deeply about the health and well-being of Kiwi pets.

The donation is money that the charity welcomes and needs, as although New Zealand has fewer infectious diseases than many countries, our pets face their own unique challenges and our country has little government funding in this area.

The charity is a cause close to the heart of Tauranga Vets owner and Managing Director David McDonnell. This month Tauranga Vets were able to donate close to $2500 to the charity, a donation he says is going to a very worthwhile cause.

“It’s money that directly funds knowledge,” says David. “We 100% support the work this charity does, and are happy to contribute to the great work they do in helping make the lives of our companion animals better.”

The donated funds are collected through collection boxes and through joint donations from the business and clients when they lose a pet.

“We like that people who come into our clinics have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of pets, especially because these donations go directly to research and science,” adds David.

Healthy Pets NZ is a charity that supports research into improved health and welfare for Kiwi pets. Established by the New Zealand Veterinary Association’s Companion Animal Branch, the charity has been funding research into the big health and welfare issues facing Kiwi pets since 1988. The charity raises funds through sponsorships, bequests and donations for outcome focused research that makes a difference to the lives of Kiwi pets and their owners. Their research helps to improve care, and results in new and better diagnostic investigation and treatment options.

Find out more about the organisation here – Healthy Pets New Zealand