Putney Animal Hospital
The RSPCA Putney Animal Hospital is a busy veterinary hospital located in South West London which each year provides veterinary services for thousands of animals in need.
Caring for Animals Most in Need:
Many of the animals we care for have been rescued by RSPCA Inspectors and Animal Collection Officers from situations where they are suffering from cruelty and neglect, or when they are seriously injured and have no owner to care for them.
Our dedicated team ensure that these poorly animals are provided with the care they need; from repairing broken bones and treating wounds to running blood tests and performing life saving surgeries.
In the case of stray and unowned animals once we are happy they are in good health they will be neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and then rehomed through our network of animal centres. Please note we do not rehome directly from the hospital.
In addition to our main role as veterinary providers for our Inspectorate we also provide a limited, reduced cost, subsidised service for clients from our local community who meet certain requirements.
Our eligibility criteria require that the owner be in receipt of one of the following benefits:
-Income Support (IS)
-Job Seekers Allowance (JSA)
-Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
-Pension Credit (NOT state pension)
-Universal Credit: (only the parts related to IC, JSA, ESA- not Working Tax Credit, Child tax Credit or any other components). Must be receiving a Standard Allowance.
All clients, old or new, have to show proof of benefits, proof of address and photo ID every time they attend the hospital to ensure ongoing eligibility.
For Universal Credit proof of benefit is classed as the 'payments' page on the universal credit log-in or a recent (last 1-2 months) bank statement with the UC payment showing.
We will register a maximum of two animals from each household and only cover certain postcodes:
SW13-20, W9 & W10, TW1-TW19, KT1-KT10, KT12-KT13, KT17-KT21, SM1-SM7, UB1-UB10, HA4 &HA6.
*UPDATE* May 2019 -
Our Hospital is already seeing a significant increase in the number of RSPCA generated unowned cases, cruelty cases and emergencies for this time of year.
Coming into our busiest period, we have no choice but to prioritise those most at need of our services, which includes unowned/stray animals, wildlife, Inspectorate cases and emergencies.
*Unfortunately, this means we will be unable to register any new owned animals, as of 1st May 2019, until further notice.* This will not affect our Southall Clinic, which will continue to register new clients. We will of course always see an animal in the case of an emergency.
This is a temporary situation which we will be reviewing frequently and we will advise you as soon as we are able to reopen to new clients.
In the meantime, please consider that there are other pet charities and a number of private veterinary practices in the South London area who offer a lower cost service, please call our reception for details on 0300 123 0716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are open between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.
You must phone ahead and make an appointment by calling us on the number on our Contact Us page.
Except in the case of genuine emergencies if you turn up without an appointment you are likely to have a long wait, or be rebooked for an appointment on another day.
To see our full terms and conditions for our clients work please see under the latest tab for the most up to date version.
We offer an emergency service for eligible clients at other times, which is for genuine emergencies only- you should call in advance. There are additional fees for this service. These fees are higher between 10pm-8am.
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