The Cost of Compassion Never Stops
(Weston, MA) Each year in November and December, Weston Veterinary Clinic raises money for charitable causes that involve animals. This year’s recipient is Guardian Angels for Soldiers’ Pet (http://www.guardianangelsforsoldierspet.org/), a non-profit organization supporting our military service members, veterans, and their beloved pets.
Guardian Angels for Soldier’s Pet incorporated in the state of Arkansas on January 28, 2005 after founders, Linda Spurlin-Dominik and Carol Olmedo learned that military service members across the country had pets that needed a caring, loving, and safe home to care for them during the pet owner’s deployment to fight the global war on terrorism (combat and peace keeping missions), but had not been able to find someone to care for them. This left the deploying active duty military pet owner with only one option, which was to relinquish their beloved pets and pet ownership rights to an animal shelter or rescue group never to see their pets again, know if they got a new good home, or ended up being euthanized. They know have Support Teams in all 50 states.
The combined efforts of the staff at Weston Veterinary Clinic and their clients resulted in a donation of $4,055.
Dr. Heald Visits School in Weston, MA
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012, Dr. Kimberly Head and receptionist, Lauren Ginisi, visited the Beginning School in Weston, MA. The students at the school were about 2 ½ years old and enjoyed listen to Dr. Head read several books. Dr. Head demonstrated an exam on the classroom guinea pig as well as a teddy bear. She also showed them how to bandage a sore leg.
Thank you to the Beginning School for letting us visit!
Help Us Help NEADS and You Could Win 6 Months of FREE Food From Hill’s.
Every year, the staff at Weston Veterinary Clinic raises money for an animal related charity. This year the Staff chose NEADS. NEADS is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to train and provide rescued dogs and donated puppies to assist people who are deaf or physically disabled in leading more independent lives at work, at home and at school.
You could be entered into a drawing to win 6 months of free Prescription Diet or Science Diet Dog or Cat food simply by bringing in an item to be donated to NEADS. Items on their wish list include: Paper Towels, Plain Peanut Butter, Kongs (any size), NYLA brand toys, Puzzle toys, Zip Lock Sandwich Bags and 1- Gallon Size Bags, Tennis Balls, Prescription Diet foods (W/D and I/D – available here at the clinic). We will be accepting items from now through December 31, 2010. The drawing for the free food will be on Monday, January 3, 2011.
We will also be having a bake sale from Monday, December 13 through Saturday, December 18. Staff members will make and bring in their favorite baked goods, come in and get your holiday goodies. All proceeds will be donated to NEADS.
NOVARTIS ANIMAL HEALTH US, INC. AND WESTON VETERINARY CLINIC PARTNER TO SUPPORT LOCAL ANIMAL SHELTER
Weston Veterinary Clinic and Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. have partnered to help support the local animal shelter, the Animal Rescue League of Boston, Dedham, MA. Through an innovative program, Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. will donate one dose of Interceptor® (milbemycin oxime) Flavor Tabs® to the shelter, at no cost to the shelter. The Interceptor dose will be donated whenever a Weston Veterinary Clinic client purchases a 12 Pack of Interceptor for his/her pet. Because parasites can attack pets any time of the year, it is recommended that dogs and cats receive year round protection. This includes shelter pets waiting to be adopted. Interceptor is a beef-flavored chewable tab (no beef contents) that dogs and cats take very easily because of its taste!
If you would like to help this well deserving shelter buy your pet’s Interceptor 12 Pack during March and April! Your 12 Pack purchase will automatically help the Animal Rescue League of Boston protect its shelter “residents” get the same parasite protection as your pet.
Thank you in advance for supporting this fantastic program sponsored by Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. and Weston Veterinary Clinic.
Weston Veterinary Clinic Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride a Big Success!
On Sunday, August 9, 2009, the Weston Veterinary Clinic sponsored its 2nd annual motorcycle ride to raise money for the Neponset Valley Humane Society. Approximately 20 motorcycles and two “hot rods” driven by veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and friends left the Weston Clinic for a 1 1/2 hour country road trip. The riders were greeted on their return to the Clinic by 50 human and assorted canine supporters, all of whom enjoyed a catered barbecue and raffle. Wagging tails were plentiful!
The event raised nearly $3,000, all of which was donated to the Neponset Valley Humane Society of Norwood, MA.
This all-volunteer organization works tirelessly to find homes for dogs and cats, to establish a medical fund for animals in need, and to expand their trap, neuter and release program for feral cats.
Organizers of the event included Holly O’Halloran, Shauna LeBlanc, Practice Manager Andrea Harding, and Dr. Joel Woolfson. Dr. David McGrath, owner of the Weston Veterinary Clinic, was the major sponsor of the event.
This year’s Road Captains included Bruce Leung, CVT, of VESCONE, Mike Robinson, DVM, from the Medway Animal Hospital, Wendy Emerson, DVM, from the Putnam Veterinary Clinic in Topsfield, Joel Woolfson, DVM, DACVS, and Allen Sisson, DVM, DACVIM, from The Angell Animal Medical Center. The motorcycles were escorted by Drs.
David Knapp, Suzy Starr and Allen Sisson in their 4-wheel hot rods.
Once again, the staff of the Weston Veterinary Clinic “went the distance” to help animals in need.