24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Vets and nurses on the premises 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
If you need us for an urgent enquiry of an emergency just call, we answer the phone 24 hours a day (01235) 524 777. Emergencies in the night are seen at our Abingdon Veterinary Surgery. Please note we have a reduced staffing level at night so we would kindly ask that for routine enquiries and appointments you call during our main opening hours.

Abingdon Veterinary Surgery
The Vineyard,
Abingdon,
Oxon,
OX14 3NR
T. (01235) 524 777
E. abingdonhospital@abivale.com

Bravery and Service

Posted: 1st October 2018

Abivale Vets is extremely proud of our team and their community spirit, but this may be one of our proudest moments.

Last week the Didcot Town Council unveiled a plaque commemorating the bravery and service of all the animals that were involved in WW1.

We are so honoured to have been able to be involved in such a beautiful gesture for these often forgotten heroes.

Did you know?

Over 16 million animals served in the First World War. They were used for transport, communication and companionship.

Horses, donkeys, mules and camels carried food, water, ammunition and medical supplies to men at the front, and dogs and pigeons carried messages. Canaries were used to detect poisonous gas, and cats and dogs were trained to hunt rats in the trenches.

Animals were not only used for work. Dogs, cats, and more unusual animals including monkeys, bears and lions, were kept as pets and mascots to raise morale and provide comfort amidst the hardships of war.

(Imperial War Mueums)

Bravery and Service
Bravery and Service

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