Molly's Moment

Serve On search dog Molly stole the show at the prestigious British Small Animal Veterinary Association annual Congress in Birmingham last weekend.

 Serve On Search And Rescue Springer Spaniel Molly captivated guests at the BSAVA Congress for veterinary professionals in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

Serve On Search And Rescue Springer Spaniel Molly captivated guests at the BSAVA Congress for veterinary professionals in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

Molly, along with her handler James Lewis, International Response Team member Sarah Weller and K9 Team member Maddie Elliot, were showcasing the charity’s work alongside hundreds of world-renowned experts.

The BSAVA Congress is the largest event of its kind in Europe for small animal veterinary professionals with lectures from speakers from the USA, Netherlands, Australia and the UK.

 Serve On International Response Team member Sarah Weller told veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham about the work of our charity alongside members of the K9 team. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography

Serve On International Response Team member Sarah Weller told veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham about the work of our charity alongside members of the K9 team. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography

It’s a must-visit annual event for top vets and nurses who want to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in their field and Serve On was happy to respond to an invitation from the UK's leading veterinary charity PetSavers.

Molly and the Serve on team took to the centre stage in the main arena to demonstrate how they use their highly-trained dogs in search and rescue situations.

Vets are well used to seeing dogs as part of their jobs, but Molly managed to capture their attention.

 Serve On search and rescue Springer Spaniel Molly with handler James Lewis explained the work of the charity and its K9 team to veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

Serve On search and rescue Springer Spaniel Molly with handler James Lewis explained the work of the charity and its K9 team to veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

Jane Cordier, the PetSavers fundraiser/coordinator, said: “PetSavers was delighted to welcome the Serve On team and Molly the Springer Spaniel to the BSAVA Congress. Delegates visiting the exhibition were treated to something different, as they witnessed Molly demonstrate her amazing search and rescue talents.”

She added: “It was a perfect opportunity for our two excellent charities to work together and raise awareness of the good work they do. PetSavers are looking forward to working in partnership with Serve On in the future.”

 Serve On search and rescue Springer Spaniel Molly with handler James Lewis explained the work of the charity and its K9 team to veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography

Serve On search and rescue Springer Spaniel Molly with handler James Lewis explained the work of the charity and its K9 team to veterinary delegates at the BSAVA Congress in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography

PetSavers, which is part of the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and dedicated to improving the health of pets by relieving the distress and pain caused by diseases, was also offering the veterinary professionals a unique search and rescue experience with Serve On as the top prize in their annual raffle.

 Serve On Search And Rescue Springer Spaniel Molly captivated guests at the BSAVA Congress for veterinary professionals in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

Serve On Search And Rescue Springer Spaniel Molly captivated guests at the BSAVA Congress for veterinary professionals in Birmingham. Picture by Paul Clarke Photography.

With more than 6,500 delegates around the arena while our team gave their talks, it was a great chance to explain about the amazing work that Serve On does and our volunteers received plenty of expressions of interest in further collaboration.

To donate to the work of Serve On and its K9 Search and Rescue team:   https://cafdonate.cafonline.org/8008

For more information: http://www.petsavers.org.uk/

Pictures by Paul Clarke Photography.