PAXOS ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY

BRINGING VOLUNTARY VETERINARY CARE TO THE BEAUTIFUL ISLAND OF PAXOS

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Veterinary services

VETERINARY SERVICES: Updated April 2020

Our Greek vet Nefeli Damigou who has worked with PAWS since 2016, opened her own private clinic in September 2018. Another private vet practice also opened at the same time on Paxos in Fontana.
PAWS as a registered UK charity is therefore only legally allowed to treat stray animals on the island.
Nefeli supports PAWS and works at the PAWS clinic 2 days a month and also covers emergencies on stray animals.
She is an excellent vet and is always willing to help with any veterinary problems. She can be contacted on (0030) 26620 30204.

Picture shows Nefeli & Russell  Lyon in the consultation room.

DOG NEUTERING VOUCHER SCHEME: 
PAWS introduced a dog neutering voucher scheme in February 2020 where the charity donates 80 euros towards the neutering of any privately owned dog. Both private vet practices support the scheme and will offer a further 20 euros discount.

Previous veterinary services:

In 2016 and 2017 the PAWS clinic was open every month of the year. Since Nefeli Damigou joined the team she covered all the winter months in both 2015/16 and 2016/17. Russell Lyon worked 2 days a week at the clinic for 4 months from March 2016 and one month in 2017. He retired from PAWS work in June 2017 and will be greatly missed. His dedication and support to the charity over the last 8 years has been outstanding. Thanks must also go to Russell's wife Chris and vet nurse Zoe Tomkinson who were an enormous help and support to both Russell and PAWS.


Other teams in 2016/7 included Andrea Rhodes, Heidi Hargreaves & Julie Collins and Mike Houlihan & Mandy Cooper and vet Joe Lubberink assisting Russell in 2016.


PAWS vets were present on Paxos for 8 months during 2015 which was a substantial increase on 19 weeks in 2014. 


PAWS  also assisted with 2 visits by Animal Action in 2013 and 2014

During the winter months of 2014/2015 PAWS arranged for Staphis Konstantopoulos to visit Paxos on a monthly basis and work at the new clinic and around the island.


Subsequent to opening the new clinic in September 2013, we are now able to operate safely on dogs and we are encouraging as many owners as possible to have their dogs neutered. PAWS vets have also attended a wide range of other animals including donkeys, chickens, goats, seagulls and owls.


PAWS works closely with the authorities to help control the population of cats by sterilisation and general health checks.  


PAWS hopes to continue its education programme focusing on neutering and help with the prevention and treatment of Leishmaniasis.