Free veterinary care

SPANA funds a vital network of veterinary centres and mobile clinics around the world that provide free veterinary care to working animals.

So many working animals never receive even basic care. They suffer needless pain, endure ill health and may die prematurely. We have fixed and mobile clinics in seven countries and run veterinary projects in many more. In fact, SPANA treats almost 400,000 working animals every year.  FIND OUT HERE HOW YOU HAVE HELPED THESE ANIMALS

See how we treated a young foal named Amina when she was bought into our centre with a painful fetlock deformity


Free veterinary care is a lifeline for people too

Working animals play such a vital role in the lives of poor families. So when an animal can’t work, entire families struggle. That’s why SPANA’s free veterinary care is life-saving for people too.

Our vets treating a horse

The need for care is infinite

There are around 200 million working animals in the developing world and over half will suffer malnutrition, exhaustion, disease or injury in the course of their working lives.

The demand for our free veterinary care is huge – we already treat over 1,000 animals every day – and this number grows bigger every day. Please give a donation to help SPANA treat as many sick and injured working animals as we can. 

Animal welfare in Marrakech, part one

Donkey Tales: Animal welfare in Marrakech, part one

SPANA’s veterinary clinic in Marrakech is the charity’s biggest and busiest. Around 1,500 donkeys, mules and horses are brought to the clinic each month for treatment. Our staff there see working animals with all sorts of injuries, and over the next few weeks we’ll be telling you about some of the latest admissions.

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Baki was brought into our Marrakech centre after his owner realised that wounds to his front shoulder and withers were serious.

Donkey tales: Animal welfare in Marrakech, part two, Baki

SPANA’s veterinary clinic at our Marrakech centre is the charity’s biggest and busiest. Around 1,500 donkeys, mules and horses are brought to the clinic each month for treatment. Our staff there see working animals with all sorts of injuries, and over the next few weeks we’ll be telling you about some of the latest admissions.

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Donkey tales: Animal welfare in Marrakech, part three

Donkey tales: Animal welfare in Marrakech, part three, Shad

SPANA’s veterinary clinic at our Marrakech centre is the charity’s biggest and busiest. Around 1,500 donkeys, mules and horses are brought to the clinic each month for treatment. Our staff there see working animals with all sorts of injuries, and over the next few weeks we’ll be telling you about some of the latest admissions.

Find out more
 Lutfi was brought to the mobile clinic by his owner who was concerned about some harness sores on his back.

Video: On the hoof: SPANA’s mobile clinics on the move, part one Lutfi

SPANA runs 22 mobile clinics which travel thousands of miles every year to reach working animals in remote communities to provide free veterinary treatment, equipment and owner education. Our vets are often the only source of veterinary care that these animals ever receive.

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Zimbabwe animal welfare: ticks

Video: On the hoof: SPANA’s mobile clinics on the move, part two, Daya and Banga

SPANA runs 22 mobile clinics which travel thousands of miles every year to reach working animals in remote communities to provide free veterinary treatment, equipment and owner education. Our vets are often the only source of veterinary care that these animals ever receive.

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