Vets set off on a 3,000-mile for charity

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A group of five equine vets have set off on a 3,000-mile charity journey across Europe and North Africa.

The Vets with Horsepower were waved off from the Royal Mews at Buckingham as they began their journey in support of SPANA (Society for the Protection of Animals Abroad).

During the two-week challenge, they will be giving training lectures at eight different veterinary schools in return for donations.

The group hopes to raise £125,000 in order to help the charity, which helps treat donkeys, horses, mules, camels and livestock across Africa and the Middle East.

Vets with Horsepower founder Professor Derek Knottenbelt said he is incredibly grateful to the Queen for allowing the group to start their journey from Buckingham Palace.

"We want all working animals to be as well-cared for and we hope that people in the UK and at our veterinary talks abroad will donate generously to help working animals," he continued.

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