The late Mary Brancker has left a generous portion of her estate to the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, ensuring the care and promotion of wellbeing within the veterinary community.
Mary was one of few female veterinary surgeons when she qualified in 1937 and was a vet of great ambition and skill. Mary founded the Society of Women Veterinary Surgeons, served on the BVA Council and earnt an OBE serving as BVA President.
The Veterinary Benevolent Fund provides Vet Helplines for vets who are under stress or feel they need someone to talk to, and emergency services should they be needed. Many vets suffer from addiction, stress and mental illness and Vetlife is unique in providing a service allowing vets to speak, in confidence, to advisors who can help. The Veterinary Benevolent Fund can also provide financial aid to vets in need. You can access their services here.
This gift will go a long way in ensuring the best care is given to vets when they need it, and will serve as a reminder of Mary Brancker’s tremendous generosity and commitment to the veterinary community.
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