How are DVS helping to prevent Rabies in India?

This year we are launching our biggest project to date and we want you to get involved. In India at least one child dies of rabies every single hour and thousands of healthy dogs are killed through fear of this deadly disease. We can change this.

Fundraising Events

DVS would like to invite you to our final fundraising event for Mission Rabies:


Vivamus presents: “Immortal Fire” - Saturday 7th September 7.30pm, St. Mary’s church, Hitchin

DVS would like to invite you to our final fundraising event for Mission Rabies:

A choral concert in aid of Mission Rabies (striving to reduce human rabies mortality in India), supported by Davies Veterinary Specialists.

Vivamus is a London-based amateur chamber choir made up of young professionals from different walks of life, directed by Rufus Frowde (who’s wife Polly is a member of the choir and a vet at Davies). We will be performing a varied, vibrant programme of British and American choral works, interspersed with instrumental music including Gershwin piano duets performed by Rufus and our accompanist, Richard Hills (renowned theatre organist, also performing at this year’s Proms). The programme should appeal to amateur and expert audiences alike and includes works by Purcell, Britten, Walton and Whitacre. There will be an interval with refreshments, and all proceeds will go towards Mission Rabies.

Tickets are £12 (under 18’s £6) and can be pre-booked ( for collection on the door, or purchased on the night subject to availability.

The Mission Rabies truck at DVS

The Mission Rabies Truck visited the practice on 10th June 2013. Luke Gamble (project leader) thanked the DVS staff for the support, fund raising and input so far and in the future . The visit was a great opportunity for the DVS team to see the truck, which is impressive. An all terrain mobile operating theatre, the truck has been adapt so that it can been used to teach as well. Inside there are camera which broadcasts images to TV units on the outside so that any procedures performed can be observed by as many local vets. The project aims to not only vaccinate dogs but also improve the quality of surgery for the patients in these remotes regions. 

DVS Fundraising News

We’re pleased to announce the great success achieved by Jude, Laura and Laura, three of our veterinary nurses, in two endurance events in the last few weeks. They all took part in the Warrior Adrenaline race, containing obstacles such as zip wires, netting, water and a fireman’s pole, running through wind, rain and hail! Laura and Laura ran 5k in 49 minutes and Jude ran 10k in 1 hour and 19 minutes.
 In May, Jude took part in the Tough Mudder event as one of the members of the team “Reg and his Misfits”. This punishing 4 hour race runs over 20k and includes such delights as ice, water, fire, electric shocks and a great deal of mud! She must be crazy!
We’re really impressed at their efforts and they have made just under £500 for Mission Rabies so far!

On the 9th June the Davies runners will be completing the Hitchin half marathon.

From 24th June you will be able to bid in our auction, courtesy of vbay:


Davies Veterinary Specialists are proud to be supporting Mission Rabies by...

  • purchasing the first 50,000 canine rabies vaccines
  • sending members of the DVS team to India to assist with the initial vaccination and neutering drive
  • fund raising so that more vaccines can be purchased to help sustain the project for a minimum of 3 years

Visit Mission Rabies for more information and sponsor us here.

DVS are helping the fight against Rabies in cooperation with WVS and Dogs Trust

Thank you to Karen Parker for photography.

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