The Trusty Paws Clinic is a monthly dog clinic in Glasgow and London run by veterinary students and providing care for dogs belonging to homeless people.
The clinics are take place in drop in centres ran by homeless charities and provide vaccinations, microchipping and flea/worming treatment as well as dog care supplies and accessories.
Trusty Paws was set up in 2014 by Ruby Sharrock, a veterinary student at the time studying in Glasgow. After seeing a similar scheme in Nottingham, Ruby did some research and found nothing similar up in Glasgow but also found out that no hostels in the city accepted dogs so homeless people with dogs had absolutely nowhere to go. Ruby set up the founding committee whilst in her first year of University and has been running the clinics monthly ever since.
Everything in the clinic is done by students and overseen by a qualified vet so not only are they helping homeless people and their dogs but also gaining valuable experience whilst studying.