UK Registered Charity 1122246 This website would not be possible without the kind help of Tony Martin of the “AV Martin Charitable Foundation”

Bella Moss Foundation is deeply grateful to the following  organisations for joining us in projects that educate on infection control and best clinical practice

Our collaborations with government agencies

Department of Health


Public Health England (PHE)

Public Health England (PHE) works closely with The Bella Moss Foundation to educate pet owners and carers about antibiotic resistance in animals.

Many people do not realise that animals, like humans, can be infected by antibiotic resistant bugs, such as MRSA and even urinary tract infections. On some occasions these infections can pass between humans and animals. It is important to educate the public about how transmission of these bugs can occur and how to minimise any risk, for example by practicing careful hand hygiene at all times.

PHE leads on Antibiotic Guardian, a one health campaign encouraging healthcare professionals and the public; including pet owners, farmers and veterinarians to make a pledge about a simple personal action they can take to safeguard our antibiotics.

National Office for Animal Health (NOAH)
National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) represents the UK animal medicines industry: its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.


Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)
The vision of the VMD is the responsible, safe and effective use of veterinary medicinal products. In working towards achieving this vision the VMD aims to protect public health, animal health, the environment and promote animal welfare by assuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines


Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance (RUMA)
Bella Moss Foundation fully supports the message that Antimicrobial resistance is an internationally important issue that affects both veterinary and human medicine and decisions should be taken on good scientific evidence rather than propaganda produced to support one type of farming system. 

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
The UK Government department tasked with issues such as the environment, rural development, the countryside, wildlife, and animal welfare. The Bella Moss Foundation is a member of DEFRA’s DARC sub group committee on MRSA in animals which meets twice a year. The role of this committee is outlined here:

All party group on animal welfare (AGPAW)
The Associate Parliamentary Group for Animal Welfare (APGAW) is an all-party group made up of MPs, Peers and associate animal welfare organizations or groups with a specific interest in this area. The aim of the Group is to promote and further the case of animal welfare by all means available to the Parliaments at Westminster and in Europe. APGAW seeks to influence the development and introduction of effective wide-ranging legislation to improve welfare and also acts as a discussion forum of politicians and welfare experts to looks at areas of concern.


Our collaborators and partnerships with charities


International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
ISCAID is dedicated to improving the care of pets with infectious diseases, and controlling the spread of these diseases. The Bella Moss Foundation is proud to work with ISCAID on collaboration with educational projects.

International Cat Care (ICC)
International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) is a charity with the vision of a world where all cats, are treated with care, compassion, and understanding. We work closely with the veterinary profession through our veterinary division, the International Society of Feline Medicine. All our work is reliant on donations and legacies.

Dogs Trust 
Founded in 1891, Dogs Trust (formerly the National Canine Defence League) is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK. Bella Moss Foundation would like to acknowledge the fantastic support that Dogs Trust has shown us with all of our educational projects.


People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA)

leading veterinary charity, PDSA, exists to care for the pets of people in need by providing free veterinary services to their sick and injured animals and promoting responsible pet ownership.

Scas - Society for Companion Animals Studies

Society for Companion Animal Studies (SCAS) 
Education charity working to support and promote the health and social benefits of interactions between people and companion animals.

Royal College Veterinary Surgeons Knowledge
is the independent charity associated with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS). Our ambition is to become a global intermediary for evidence based veterinary knowledge by providing access to information that is of immediate value to practicing veterinary professionals and directly contributes to evidence based clinical decision-making.

One health initiative

Bella Moss Foundation adopts the One Health Initiative
One Health (formerly called One Medicine) is dedicated to improving the lives of all species—human and animal—through the integration of human medicine, veterinary medicine and environmental

Our collaborations with academic bodies

American society for microbiology

American Society of Microbiology
The American Society for Microbiology is the oldest and largest single life science membership organization in the world. Bella Moss Foundation collaborates with ASM on International Scientific Conferences on antimicrobial resistance.

Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory
collaborations with BMF on our livestock portal of our website and One Health material 

the college of animal welfare

College of Animal Welfare 
The College of Animal Welfare was established in 1989 to further animal welfare through education and training. The College has a well-earned reputation for excellence, delivering quality training and education, and has a history of being pioneers with a number of unique achievements that have created new opportunities for learning. Bella Moss Foundation collaborates with CAW on our infection control website 

University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

University of Edinburgh – Royal Dick School of Veterinary Studies
The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is a world leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical practice. 

university of liverpool

University of Liverpool Veterinary School 
The School of Veterinary Science in Liverpool is a leading provider of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuous professional development programmes, for vets and vets of the future. 


Royal Veterinary College
The College has a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and is educational partners with BMF.


ONCORE are dedicated to providing high-quality, fully tutored and supported, flexible, relevant and engaging online learning, in areas that will really help you to prosper in today’s veterinary practice environments.

Our collaborations with Professional Organisations

The Royal Society of Medicine
is an independent, apolitical organisation and the largest providers of continuing medical education for human health care professionals in the UK.


Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations.  (FECAVA)
Bella Moss Foundation is a member of FECAVA’s working group on hygiene and the Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice. The FECAVA Working Group on Hygiene and the Use of Antimicrobials in Veterinary Practice was set up to increase veterinary awareness in hygiene and responsible use of antimicrobials. 

The World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA)
is an association of associations. Its membership is made up of veterinary organisations from all over the world, which are concerned with companion animals. Currently there are 93 member and affiliate associations, representing over 180,000 individual veterinarians from around the globe.

British Veterinary Association (BVA) 
National representative for vets in the UK

bsava - british small animals veterinary association

The British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
Promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science.

British Veterinary Nursing Association

British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) 
British Veterinary Nursing Association promotes animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing. www,

Our collaborations with media partners

yourdog magazine

Your Dog Magazine


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DId you know...

The Foundation adopts the One Health concept.

In 2014 in collaboration with The Royal Society of Medicine we hosted a conference which moved us into the One Health forum taking an active role in education, promotion and policy making in the field of antimicrobial resistance management in both veterinary and human medical areas.

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All about infections



If you notice these symptoms report them to your vet immediately. You may be suspicious of a complex and/or resistant infection if you pet has: A wound that will not [&hellip


MRSA in Pigs

In spite of worrying reports of the spread of MRSA ST398 in pigs in Europe and N. America, in two recent, major EU surveys (EFSA 2009, 2010) the UK pig industry was [&hellip


How Bacteria are Spread

Humans and animals all carry their own specialised colonies of bacteria. These are generally harmless in the normal course of events and serve to prevent the growth of alien bacteria [&hellip

How we have Helped

Dowie was 8 years old when he contracted MRSA. He was admitted into the Veterinary Hospital due to a persistent problem with his ear. I’m not sure what you call [&hellip

Jane Bostock – Dowie

Our beautiful Golden Retriever, Corky T. (for trouble and terrific) Miles suffered with allergies for most of his life. Although he took many pills everyday to manage these allergies along [&hellip

Milt and Sue – Corky T

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