Intrepid trekkers from Peak Vets in Sheffield have raised more than £1,100 for the RSPCA with a sponsored 100-mile walk.
Thirteen team members laced up their walking boots throughout September to hike 100 miles each to raise money for the animal charity.
The team, which included student nurses, vet nurses and vet surgeons, walked in the nearby Peak District hills, Wales and even while on holiday in Portugal to complete their quotas in aid of the RSPCA a rack up more than 1,300 miles combined.
Organiser Bethany Allen, a registered vet nurse at Peak Vets, said the money would be given directly to two local RSPCA branches which the vets often work alongside in helping sick, injured, mistreated and abandoned pets.
Bethany said: “It was fun to get out walking and get a little fitter whilst also raising vital money for such a good cause.
“We were mainly walking in the Peak district although some participants completed their walks while on holiday in Wales and Portugal.
“The inspiration for us was to help the RSPCA branches in Sheffield and Rotherham as they are not funded nationally and rely entirely on direct donations and charity shops.
“At Peak Vets, we have seen first-hand the fantastic work the branches do and wanted to try and support them by raising some money ourselves.
“The proceeds will be split equally between the two branches and so far, we have raised £1,120, which we’re all absolutely delighted with.”
The experienced vets and nurses at Peak Vets, in Olivet Road, Sheffield, deliver a full primary care service seven days a week, with the practice open until 9pm on weekdays.