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Our animal hospitals and pet care clinics provide free veterinary treatment to sick and injured pets when their owners can’t afford private veterinary fees. Find out if you’re eligible

How to register your pet

30,000 poorly pets treated every year

Our free veterinary services are available to pets whose owners are on certain means-tested benefits. If you fall into this category, you need to check to see if you are in the catchment area for one of our hospitals or clinics. If you're not within the catchment area for one of our hospitals and clinics, but you are on benefits, you may be eligible for one of our grants or vouchers that can be used at private veterinary pratices.

If your pet requires emergency veterinary treatment you can contact your nearest veterinary location. We also provide an out of hours service for emergency cases only. Clients are asked to ring first so we can assess if their pet needs to be treated straight away.

Blue Cross does not get any money from the government or local authority and we rely fully on donations to run our veterinary services.  So any donation you make, however small, towards the treatment your pet receives will be very welcome.

Watch 24 hours in animal A&E

The Blue Cross animal hospital in Victoria is thought to be the oldest facility of its kind in the world, and has been on the frontline of veterinary medicine since it opened in 1906.  Here’s what a typical day holds for our flagship central London hospital... read the full story