Regional Group Vet Clinic neuter 31 cats in inaugural de-sexing day.


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Regional Group Vet Clinic
02 Jun 2022





Regional Group Vet Clinic (RCVC), a Mt Alexander Shire based mostly non-profit organisation, had been generously gifted an nameless donation from cat lovers locally to host the clinics first de-sexing day. All through the day RCVC neutered 31 cats from

Castlemaine, Victoria – Could 29, 2022


In an formidable endeavour a bunch of Central Victorian residents have come collectively to ascertain a Regional Group Vet Clinic (RCVC). The aim of this clinic is to assist people who find themselves experiencing dire monetary conditions to look after their companion animals, to run neutering applications and to assist and promote the worth of companion animals locally. 


RCVC lately secured State authorities funding to show their aim right into a actuality.  “We are only within the very early phases” says founding member James Mack of Castlemaine. “Certainly one of the primary phases of our plan is to boost funds to establish a non-profit veterinary clinic on land related to Campbells Creek Group Centre”.  A clinic at this website shall be a chance to help folks experiencing monetary hardship to entry preventative veterinary care.  “This care may very well be a recreation changer for many individuals who’ve a decent bond with their animals however simply can not afford the veterinary care required by their animals.  For some folks, their animals are their lifeline and never to find a way to afford look after their liked one will be devastating” explains James.


In addition to offering non-profit group vet care, RCVC may even be a spot for the group to return collectively to assist neutering applications.  Neutering applications are proactive interventions that work to curb cat colonies whereas sustaining wholesome environments for each the cats and the group, in an try to cut back illness and undesirable kittens.  

By way of beneficiant group donations and the provide to run a program in an area vet clinic, an inaugural group vet neutering day was run by RCVC.  On a chilly Sunday in Could, volunteers from got here collectively to assist with the desexing of 31 cats.  The cats got here via native unbiased rescuers from colonies and farms from Maryborough to Maldon; 8 feminine cats had been spayed whereas 23 males had been castrated. 
Robyn from Maldon, a founding member of RCVC, explains “Neutering applications are so efficient.  Each feminine cat has the potential to beginning 6-10 kittens a yr, by six months every of those kittens can begin reproducing their very own litters of kittens.  The inhabitants progress is exponential, and you may see how cat colonies can get uncontrolled”. She goes on to say, “It is unbelievable to suppose the eight cats spayed throughout this program prevented as much as 200 undesirable kittens being born in the following 12 months”.


RCVC is a grass roots group program that has a giant aim to help folks residing at or beneath the poverty line in regional communities which prevents them from offering the care their animal requires. Founding member, Dr. Yvette Berkeley from McKenzie Hill says “the aim contains offering entry to preventative well being veterinary providers, operating neutering programmes, and likewise supporting companion pet care in folks’s properties. We imagine in the facility of pets to assist folks preserve their independence, wellbeing, and common well being. Selling the well-being of pets immediately impacts the well being and well-being of individuals”.  


RCVC have 3 key actions deliberate for the following 12 months:


  1. Fundraising exercise to boost the extra $200,000 wanted to finish the construct.
  2. Looking for expressions of curiosity from practising veterinarians who’re focused on contributing their time to procedures on the clinic when open. 
  3. Internet hosting group occasions and knowledge periods each to assist the clinic, but additionally to coach about accountable pet possession throughout the area. 


Within the mean-time RCVC invite anybody who’s focused on contributing, or would really like to know extra in regards to the organisation and its mission to jot down to them at, name 0493 447 394 or go to and enroll for the publication or go to on to donate to the trigger.


About Regional Group Vet Clinic:

Regional Group Vet Clinic (RCVC) was based in 2021 with the assumption that companion animals play an important function within the welfare and total wellbeing of residents in regional communities.

Our mission is to ascertain services that present inexpensive, high quality veterinary look after companion animals when their house owners are experiencing social drawback or monetary hardship in Central Victoria.