Registered charity no: 801103

Welcome to The Cambridge Cavy Trust

The Cambridge Cavy Trust (CCT) is a charity that was established in 1984 to promote the veterinary care and general well-being of guinea pigs.

It was created and is primarily run by Vedra Stanley-Spatcher, who has more
than 40 years of experience with guinea pig veterinary care.

We work alongside the veterinary profession to bridge the gap in veterinary
training relating to naturally occurring disease within the species.

Through our other establishment, The British Association of Rodentologists, we offer training opportunities to members of the public who wish to learn more about guinea pig health issues as well as to veterinary professionals and anyone who works with guinea pigs. For more information about BAR and their training courses, please visit their website.


The CCT is a registered charity which provides specialist advice and 24/7 telephone or email guidance to its members. You can become a member of the CCT and help to support the charity clinic by paying an annual subscription fee of £40, renewable in December of each year. This fee covers all of the member’s guinea pigs, regardless of how many they have.

This fee entitles you to:-

  • No consultation fees
  • No out of hours charge
  • Access to our rodent medical emergency helpline 24/7
  • Referrals to your nearest qualified Rodentologist where appropriate
  • Referrals to your nearest BAR-recommended veterinary surgeon
  • FREE quarterly health checks
  • FREE quarterly worming
  • FREE nail clipping
  • FREE dental work as and when required
  • FREE parasitic checks

If you wish to become a member, please download the Membership form below and post it with your cheque (made out to “Cambridge Cavy Trust”) to:

Cambridge Cavy Trust
1 Splash Lane
PE28 2AF

If you wish to pay via credit/debit card or cash you may do so on your visit (at a pre-arranged appointment) or, if you wish to pay by card over the telephone, please text Vedra on 07721 026401 with your name to request a time slot when we are available for you to make a payment over the phone.


To make an appointment, please text Vedra on 07721 026401 giving your name and geographic area and ask for an appointment. Please give a brief idea of the condition of your guinea pig/reason for visit so we can be better prepared to help. If you think it is an emergency, please telephone the helpline on 07721 026401; if Vedra is busy then please text requesting an urgent time to call.

All text messagesincluding replies to messages from Vedra – must begin with your surname and membership number or first line of your address so we can identify you.


Vedra is highly allergic to any variety of woodshavings and sawdust, resulting in anaphylactic shock. Therefore it is ESSENTIAL that you tell Vedra in advance of your appointment if your guinea pigs have been kept on woodshavings/sawdust. Guinea pigs kept on these beddings should be shampooed first providing they are well enough. If they are too poorly to shampoo please still bring them and they will be seen by another member of staff.  Please bring them in on newspaper topped with either Vetbed, fleece or towels.


A holiday boarding service is available at our 1 Splash Lane premises The cost is £4 per guinea pig per night. This price includes a complimentary full shampoo, worming, nail clipping and dental check.


Click the membership form link below to open and download your copy of the registration form. All details are provided on the form: just download, print and follow the instructions.


CCT Membership Form 2020




Vedra Stanley-Spatcher

Vedra’s book is available to purchase . Cost is £48 collected from CCT Headquarters

Post and Packing TO:

UK + £4 =£52

Europe + £8 =£56

(ZONE 1) USA/Canada, Middle & Far East + £11 =£59

(ZONE 2) Australia/New Zealand + £12 = £60

Now available – new booklet  Guinea Pig Dentistry cost £5

2020 Training Workshops

In the interest of guinea pig welfare and to enable as many people as possible to gain information relating to dental work, Vedra has decided to subsidise the cost of the dental workshop.
The cost of the dental workshop has been reduced to £10 per person to be paid in advance at the time of booking.
  • You will need to bring a guinea pig with you that has NOT been kept on wood shavings.
Available dates and times of Dental Workshops 2020
All workshops are Sunday dates. Arrive 1:30 pm for 2:00 pm start – finish 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
March and April – fully booked
17th May – limited availability
12th July
27th September
25th October
This is a full day workshop which includes  a hands on session with your guinea pig.
The cost  is £40 for the whole day – payable in advance at the time of booking
  • You will need to bring a guinea pig with you that has NOT been kept on wood shavings.
Available dates and times for Guinea Pig Health and Welfare workshop 2020
All workshops are Sunday dates. Arrive 10:00 am for 10:30 am start – finish between 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm
3rd May -fully booked
7th June – limited availability
19th July
6th September
If you are interested in either of these workshops please email
Payment may be made via PayPal using the email address making sure that you put your full name, address and contact details in the notes box along with a note of what the payment is for.


To make an appointment or any guinea pig related query please text Vedra on 07721 026401.

If you have a query regarding training workshops or book purchase please email: