The Clinic and Advice Centre is situated at 23 The Stow, Harlow, Essex CM20 3AN
The Stort Valley Branch is run totally by volunteers and we are a separately registered charity & branch of the RSPCA, primarily responsible for raising our own funds locally. As a branch we fundraise by various events and collections, which enable us to provide a clinic staffed by a qualified Veterinary Surgeon for people on a means tested benefit. 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.
The clinic is for people in receipt of a means tested benefit, this includes Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit. 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 recognise that some of our neighbouring branches don’t have RSPCA clinics so we now welcome clients and their pets from outside our branch area in our clinic. Hopefully this will help many more animals and their owners from the surrounding areas.
We do not have operating or X-ray facilities, if these are required then a referral to a private vet will be given.
If you are from outside our branch area and need financial assistance towards a procedure at a private vet, then Stort Valley will have to direct you back to your own branch administration for this.
You can check as to whether you are inside our branch area on our Postcode List & Maps.
There is a consultation fee payable at each visit, please see our website for full details RSPCA Stort Valley