The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Dick Vet Christmas Bag Appeal

Veterinary Students distribute bags filled with useful items, to homeless people and their pets across Edinburgh.

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The Royal Dick Christmas Bag Appeal collects donations from staff and students across the Easter Bush Campus, bags are then donated to the homeless in Edinburgh. Beginning in 2016, the appeal has run each year and asks for essentials, including toiletries, drinks, blankets and food. They also contain a Christmas card and sweet treats. The rucksacks are donated by Royal Canin.

A Holiday Tradition

The appeal was set up in 2016 by Dick Vet Graduate Dr. Jamie-Leigh Thompson and is currently run by students. Once the bags have been filled, local homeless charities and soup kitchens assist in their distribution.

Help For Pets

The appeal also collects items for the pets of homeless people, distributing toys, dental sticks and other important items. These items are handed out in conjunction with All4Paws, a student run veterinary clinic which provides free care for the pets of homeless people.




About the Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies

The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a one-of-a-kind centre of excellence in clinical activity, teaching and research. Our purpose-built campus, set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pentland Hills Regional Park, is home to more than eight hundred staff and almost fourteen hundred students, all of whom contribute to our exceptional community ethos.

The School comprises:

We represent the largest concentration of animal science related expertise in Europe, impacting local, regional, national and international communities in terms of economic growth, the provision of clinical services and the advancement of scientific knowledge.