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

Educational Partners

The Bella Moss Foundation relies on the expertise of our educational partners to provide free resources of education for pet owners and vets that enhance the welfare of animals. We are very grateful that all of our clinical advisors teach at the most prestigious schools of veterinary and human medicine.


PDSA People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals
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.



RVC – (Royal Veterinary College)
The College has a proud heritage of innovation in veterinary science, clinical practice and education.


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. 


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 Guelph


Worms and germs - guide to safe pet ownership

Worms and Germs Blog (Dr Scott Weese) 
Worms & Germs Blog is an educational website coordinated by Drs. Scott Weese and Maureen Anderson of the Ontario Veterinary College’s Centre for Public Health and Zoonoses. Bella Moss Foundation relies on Dr Weese for much educational material and we are grateful to Worms and Germs for the collaboration on educational 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 

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.



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 science.


Without collaborations with the following organisations the Bella Moss Foundation would be limited in our ability to effectively communicate our message, provide education and ultimately save lives.


RUMA (the Responsible Use of Medicines in Agriculture Alliance)
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,” he added.




International Society for Companion Animal Infectious Diseases (ISCAID)
ISCAID is dedicated to improving the care of pets (dogs, cats, birds, horses, exotic 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.


Membership of committees


Defra – Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
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:




FECAVA is the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations.  Bella Moss Foundation are delighted to be 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. 


Collaborations for Continuing Professional development of training programmes for vets and nurses


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.


Scottish MRSA Reference Laboratory
(Dr Giles Edwards) has collaborated with BMF on our livestock portal 


Without the support of BVA, BSAVA, and BVNA the Bella Moss Foundation would be unable to provide education for vets and nurses in the UK.

Our Supporters

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


British Veterinary Nursing Association

British Veterinary Nursing Association promotes animal health and welfare through the ongoing development of professional excellence in veterinary nursing 


bsava - british small animals veterinary association

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


Scas - Society for Companion Animals Studies

an education charity working to support and promote the health and social benefits of interactions between people and companion animals.

“With the continuing role of maintaining the highest level of infection control in veterinary practices across the UK, qualified veterinary nurses, and other lay members of the nursing team (animal care assistants, etc) are always relying on the most up to date information on procedures & protocols on how best to reduce the risk of MRSA, and other drug-resistant bacteria. BMF provides an informative website on all such matters, and is equally as helpful to the general public. The BVNA continues to support to the excellent work carried out by the BMF, and ensures that its nursing members continue to have access to a useful source of information whenever it is needed.”

Claire Fraser RVN MBVNA, President of The British Veterinary Nursing Association (BVNA) 2011-2012

All about infections


MRSA in Farm Animals

In 2005, the first report on MRSA in pigs came from The Netherlands. A relation was found between MRSA positive persons and living on a pig farm or working with [&hellip



Infections can generally be treated successfully with a single course of antibiotics, which may come in the form of creams or ointments, injections, or tablets, and many infections will even [&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

Winner of the Most Amazing Pet Recovery Story Competition 2013 This is Roxy Rascal, a 12 year old rescue and former Pets as Therapy dog….. Not only has Roxy overcome [&hellip


Troy, our 12 1/2 year old Wire Fox Terrier, had an ear infection and diagnosed with MRSA in April, 2008. Immediately, we contacted Jill and Lori at the Bella Moss [&hellip

Christine – Troy

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