Caring Vets is an Association of Dutch Veterinarians taking a stand to improve Animal Welfare, based on the Veterinary Code of Conduct.
This website is mainly in Dutch, however, we very much welcome our colleagues abroad to contact us to unite forces where possible. Statements and articles in English can be found below.
English Statements & Articles
It is the opinion of the vets, nurses, related professionals and organisations from all over the world listed on this website that the breeding of extremely brachycephalic animals is fundamentally wrong on welfare grounds and should be stopped. We would
The short nose in flat-faced dog and cat breeds is unacceptable and negatively affects animal welfare. Veterinarians call for action!
The French Bulldog, the Pug and the Persian are examples of flat-faced (brachycephalic) dog and cat breeds that are currently very
AVATMA report: Killing or slaughter of animals without prior stunning. Exceptions to European legislation on animal welfare.
Herewith the Caring Vets from The Netherlands declare that we fully support the report on “Killing or slaughter of animals without prior stunning. Exceptions to European legislation
2.1 Veterinarians and Animals
Veterinarians should be aware of the particular ethical status of animals as sentient beings
and the veterinary responsibility for animal health and animal welfare.
Veterinarians should always take into account the five freedoms for assessing animal welfare:
- Freedom from