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Events & News

March 2024

Easter Opening Hours

Monday 1st April – CLOSED – BANK HOLIDAY

Tuesday 2nd April   – CLOSED

Wednesday 3rd April – CLOSED

Thursday 4th April – Open 9:30am – 4:30pm

Monday 8th April – Open 10am – 3:30pm

Tuesday 9th April – Open 10am – 3:30pm

Wednesday 10th April – CLOSED

Thursday 11th April – Open 9:30am – 4:30pm


July 2023

All clients Important – Hot Weather Warning

If you have a routine appointment booked with us, please take into account the extreme weather warnings that are announced 😮 If your pet finds the vets stressful or is a breed at greater risk of heat stroke then please consider phoning us to re-arrange your appointment 😊 Please also consider your transport to the vets as walking on hot pathways should be avoided.  Remember dogs can die in hot cars. https://www.rspca.org.uk/adviceandwelfare/pets/dogs/health/hotwalks

July 2022

Re-ordering prescriptions

As we approach the six weeks school period, we are urging our clients to contact us to arrange for their pets to have sufficient medication to cover from now until the beginning of September.  This is due to limited availability of our vet surgeons during this period.

Thank you for your support


Vet Surgeon Vacancies

Due to an increase in demand our branch now has vacancies for qualified locum vets to enable us to expand our opening hours during the week.  If you are a qualified veterinary surgeon and interest in working for us, please e-mail our Clinic Manager elaine.packer@rspcastortvalley.org.uk stating what hours you are available.  Thank you.

Current volunteer vacancies

We have a volunteer vacancies for a receptionist and vet assistant at our Clinic in Harlow, and sales assistants at our Charity Shop in Bishops Stortford.   If you are passionate about animal welfare, over 18, have time spare and experience in dealing with the public, then we would like to hear from you.

Drop us a e-mail to admin@rspcastortvalley.org.uk if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for our branch.

April 2022

Donate as you shop

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be raising free donations for RSPCA Stort Valley with easyfundraising?

There are over 4,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation – including eBay, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com and M&S – and it won’t cost you a penny extra to help us raise funds.

All you need to do is:

1. Go to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/rspcastortvalley/?utm_campaign=raise-more and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, the retailer will make a donation to RSPCA Stort Valley at no extra cost to you whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and RSPCA Stort Valley will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

Pet Food Donations

As our clinic does not have facilities to take in unwanted pets or abandoned animals, if you have any unwanted pet food, there are many families who need help and support with their pets.  To donate pet food, please contact you local foodbank or visit https://harlow.foodbank.org.uk 

Thank you.

January 2020

Volunteer Shop Assistant

If you’re looking to build up your work experience, enhance your CV, gain a new reference, meet new people or just do what you can to help out a local charity, why not consider volunteering with us at the RSPCA Charity Shop in Bishop’s Stortford?

We’re looking for volunteers to help out for at least one morning or afternoon a week (of course you’re always welcome to do more!) in our new premises at 2, The Dells, Bishops Stortford.

You’ll be able to explore and develop your skills and help in a way that suits your interests and talents, whether you’re into visual merchandising, organisation, customer service or rifling through donations in search of stylish key pieces to highlight.

All training will be provided.

Commitment is flexible. Happy to accept seasonal or temp volunteers based on college or university holidays/parents who are only able to help in term time, etc.

Volunteers must be 18 or over.

For further details or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

October 2019

Veterinary Assistant Volunteer Opportunity

We are looking for a volunteer vet assistant to help in our busy clinic based in Harlow.

This role involves helping the vet during consult by holding animals, cleaning up and assisting where necessary. You do not have to have previous experience as all training will be given but a basic knowledge of computing is needed.

This is a volunteer role required for Tuesday afternoons initially, but free to help cover other volunteers during holiday periods.

If you would like to apply for the role please email recruitment@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

May 2019

Summer Clothing now on sale

As we move into the summer, we are changing over our stock at our Charity Shop, 2 The Dells, Bishops Stortford, please come and visit us.

We sell all kinds of interesting items, including designer and high-end ladies and men’s clothing and footwear, children’s clothing and great bric-a-brac.  Please pop along and say Hello and grab yourself a bargain.

The sales from our Charity Shop help us to raise funds to provide veterinary services at our clinic in Harlow.  We also have an online e-bay shop and have recently started selling on Vintage.

We look forward to seeing you at the shop or online.

The shop is also currently looking for volunteers to help with sorting and processing donations and helping our lovely customers.  If you are interested in applying, please email us at volunteer@rspcastortvalley.org.uk.

Contact the Clinic

Contact us on 01279 306058 or email: clinic@rspcastortvalley.org.uk

Our phone and email address are only monitored when the clinic is open