Blue Cross has five pet care clinics. They are in Ashford (Kent), Derby, Luton, Torbay and York and treat pets whose owners can’t afford private practice fees.
Each clinic is run by a private practice that’s agreed to partner with our charity to provide vet treatment to pet owners eligible for Blue Cross support.
To become a pet care clinic client, you will need to register. Registration lasts for 12 months.
To be eligible, you need to receive means-tested benefit and live in the catchment area for the clinic. Please note that each clinic has a limited number of spaces available.
Our pet care clinic veterinary treatment is contribution-based. This means that each time you visit the clinic you’ll be asked to contribute an amount that’s affordable to you towards the treatment your pet has received. Blue Cross is a charity and does not get any money from the government.
What services do Blue Cross pet care clinics offer?
When you register, you’ll pay an annual registration fee of £40 for each pet. This covers:
- the costs of processing your Blue Cross registration
- access to online 24/7 veterinary advice through our partner, Pawsquad
- vaccinations (if needed)
- a health check
- microchipping (if required)
Clinics also offer low-cost flea and worm treatments. Our pet care clinics do charge extra fees on for out-of-hours services (see FAQs below for costs).
Our pet care clinics offer general veterinary treatment, from check ups to vaccinations, from pain relief to operations to fix broken bones and remove tumours. We’re not a specialist service, so we’re not able to offer extra treatments that private practices can offer, including MRI scans and other scans, hydrotherapy, specialist testing or any expensive drugs, treatments or procedures.