BEVA Trust offers equine welfare organisations throughout the world, the free support of volunteer expert BEVA members to work alongside them to enhance equine welfare. We look to partner with existing organisations who have identified opportunities to improve welfare for equines, via clinical treatment, through education, practical demonstration and carer projects. Our team of professionals will work with you to help you achieve your goals of improving the lives of equines world wide.
We have helped improve the lives of thousands of equines by supporting welfare clinics, veterinary conferences and communities in a variety of projects in many different countries.
- In the UK our members have supported healthcare clinics involving free castration for colts, owner education, dentistry - helping over 1,000 equines in the UK in the past three years
- In Morrocco we partnered with the American Fondouk to train vets and vet students on dental issues, farriery and diseases of the foot.
- In Lesotho we supported World Horse Welfare at a veterinary clinic for the working equines of the Semonkong district
You can read about many of our previous projects here.
For international programmes, we typically provide the support of up to three volunteer vet members, veterinary nurses and on some occasions farriers. We will recruit the volunteers and cover their expenses to travel to the destination where the project is taking place, basic subsistence and accommodation costs. The members dedicate their time free of charge.
The Trust is looking to partner with established local organisations that can provide the logistical and operational support for projects that meet the following criteria:
- They meet an existing need for veterinary support to welfare organisations, and deliver a meaningfully positive impact to horse welfare, either directly or indirectly
- They appeal sufficiently to generate veterinary volunteers
- They are safe
- They have the potential to create positive public relations for all stakeholders
- They are relatively cheap to run and deliver a good rate of return on the financial, administrative and volunteer support inputted
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
If you are part of a welfare organisation or are working on a equine welfare project, please get in touch. We will advise you of the application process. We’d love to help provide support where we can.