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The Animal Welfare Clinic is situated at 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex CM20 3AN

RSPCA Stort Valley Branch is a separately registered charity and rely on donations from the public so we can continue to provide animal welfare services when needed.

As a branch we fundraise by various events and collections, which enable us to provide a clinic staffed by qualified Veterinary Surgeons for people on a means tested benefit. Please note that we are a limited service provider and do not have operating or imaging facilities.

Clients are required to also be registered with a primary care provider who is able to provide the services that are outside our scope of practice. We also have an advice centre that you can telephone or call in to obtain advice on the care of animals, shelters and rescue centres, etc.

Our branch area extends from Saffron Walden Essex to Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, including Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow and the villages surrounding this corridor.

When the clinic is closed, out-of-hour emergency private veterinary provides is  Please note that clients will be responsible to pay for treatment immediately at Forest current rates.  These costs cannot be reclaimed back from the RSPCA

Animal Welfare Clinic:

Monday 10.00am – 3.30pm
Monday to Thursday

New clients

We are a Limited Service Provider and therefore clients must be registered with a primary care providing veterinary practice, who are able to provide services outside of our scope of practice.  We do not take on new clients from outside of our branch area.

Qualifying benefits

The clinic is for people in receipt of state benefits, this includes Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Disability Living Allowance and Working Tax Credit, any of which must also be accompanied by Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support.  Individuals on a low income and receiving Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support, or senior citizens in receipt of a State Pension, are also eligible to use our services.

Who we will see

We do not have operating or X-ray facilities, or be able to perform surgery, if these are required then you must contact your primary care provider, you will be responsible for payments of any costs incurred at that practice.

If you live outside our branch area, then you will need to contact your local RSPCA branch.

You can check as to whether you are inside our branch area on our postcode List & maps.

Postcode List & Maps

Contact the Clinic

Contact us on 01279 306058 or email:

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