PDSA’s £250k vet truck on the road

A £250,000 vehicle designed to “revolutionise” animal welfare awareness across the UK has been unveiled by PDSA. 

The veterinary charity said its new 18-tonne PetWise Mobile Unit will enable it to treat animals and boost disease prevention. Consisting of two vet consulting rooms with oxygen facilities, move-able seating, a widescreen TV and built-in iPad’s so schoolchildren can take part in interactive educational games, the unit was officially unveiled at the Family Pet Show in Manchester on the 6th October.

PDSA said the new vehicle will help tackle a major lack of awareness of animal welfare in the UK. According to the last PDSA Animal Well-being Report, 38% of pet owners are familiar with the Animal Welfare Acts and a quarter had never heard of them.