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The Climate Care Program by Vets for Climate Action, is empowering vet teams to take the lead on environmental sustainability and help bring a halt to climate change. Created by vets and vet nurses for veterinary teams, the Climate Care Program is designed to be realistic and workable in a busy veterinary practice.

Dr Corinna Klupiec shares more about the Climate Care Program

Note: At the time of producing this video,
the Climate Care Program was known as the Climate Smart Program.

Why the Climate Care Program was created

Like the human health care sector, the veterinary profession uses a lot of energy and chemicals, and generates a lot of waste. And while many vet teams are highly motivated to become more environmentally sustainable and take action on climate, workplace challenges make it difficult to achieve this. 

As a group of vets, nurses and other animal care professionals, we at Vets for Climate Action have insight into these challenges. We are also experienced communicators and educators, talking with clients and the community every day. We are uniquely positioned to bridge the gap between what our colleagues in veterinary teams would like to do, and what they feel equipped to do.

This inspired us to develop a program that provides education on environmental sustainability and makes it easy to implement practical solutions, even in a busy veterinary practice. Best of all, everyone in your veterinary team can participate including:

  • Vets
  • Vet nurses
  • Managers
  • Business Owners
  • Customer Care

It’s easy to feel paralysed by the size and complexity of not stopping climate change. Our program is a simple and meaningful way for people in our profession to make a huge difference, and benefit too!”

Mila Kasby - VfCA Volunteer and part-owner of Great Western Animal Hospital, Sydney 

image_photo of Mila Kasby   

Got questions about the Climate Care Program?

Email our team at [email protected] We will be happy to help!


How to get involved...

The 'preliminary launch' of the Climate Care Program commenced in May 2022. Over the next few months, our team will be working with a cohort of practices to further refine the program, ready for launch in early 2023. Register your interest to be kept up to date on the latest program information.

Register your interest

The Climate Care Program has been developed conscientiously and in good faith. It is however presented as an assessment of the sector as a whole and is updated at set intervals only. Vets for Climate Action (VfCA) and the Climate Care Program (CCP) provide no representation or warranty that the Program's contents will satisfy the needs of every practice. You should make your own enquiries as to the options best suited to your business, as there may be more suitable choices available in the market that respond to your specific needs. 

VfCA collaborates with a number of commercial partners and business sponsors who support our work and the Program's goals. Some of their products/services are discussed in the Program. The CCP's creators have investigated these and all other referenced products/services, and have determined all of them to be compatible with the Program's ethos of empowering a climate-conscious sector. Uptake of any referenced options is in no way compulsory, and has no bearing on participants' completion of the Program.