After months of preparations, the Mission Rabies truck is about to set off from the workshop in Nottingham, where it has been under wraps as the amazing team at Vipex have been hard at work, building the high-spec vehicle and kitting out the state-of-the-art operating theatre. The truck looks incredible and will allow us to carry out surgical training and provide outreach veterinary care across India, as well as being a flagship to drum up support and interest from the local communities we visit.
First stop for the truck is the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) Congress in Birmingham, UK on the 4th-7th April. The truck will be parked up outside the Congress and will be an opportunity for vets, nurses and vet students to see it for the first time, as well as chat to members of the Mission Rabies team about the project. We really hope that if you are coming to BSAVA Congress you will make time to come and say hello to us and have a look around the truck - hopefully you will be inspired to volunteer with us in September too! Have a look at the Intro page of this site to download a volunteer information pack, or email Kate Shervell at WVS for more information.
Even if you aren't able to see come and see the truck at BSAVA, we need you to get involved in making the vehicle as eye-catching as possible.
We need your dog to be a part of the Mission Rabies team - visit our Facebook app and upload pictures of him or her to be included in the design of the truck!
the next few months we'll be busy touring the uk with the truck, visiting dogs trust centres and university vet schools, so if you see us on the road, give us a wave - we'll be hard to miss!
We hope to see you at BSAVA Congress!