On Friday, June 25th, SICSA was grateful to host our first Community Veterinary Care Program Wellness Clinic! After earning a grant from PetSmart Charities, we were able to put the funds directly back into our community. Our Community Veterinary Care Program allows us to offer care to pets of families with income challenges, those in veterinary deserts, and those with transportation issues who may otherwise have to go without. Through this program, we are able to set up satellite clinics, bringing the care to the people. Friday’s clinic was the first of six, all of which will be spread throughout the greater Dayton area in the coming months. The program offers a tiered system of care. Clinics are the first tier, offering basic care, such as vaccinations. Tier Two covers additional needs, includingspay and neuter services, and more.
SICSA’s Director of Veterinary Services and Animal Care, Joyce Voss, D.V.M., Ph.D., said “We are excited to bring this program to the Miami Valley, and provide basic veterinary care for these animals. Receiving this care is important because it can prevent serious illnesses and provide a better quality of life for the animal.”
Friday’s clinic would not have been possible without the incredible compassion and generosity of our friends. We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to our partners including Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technician Program – 19 of their students assisted, alongside their program Chair, Dr. Reno. As well as Merck Animal Health, Ceva, and Patterson who provided vaccines and PPE. And the Be Hope Immigration Center for graciously hosting the clinic!
To learn more about out Community Veterinary Care Program, you can visit https://www.sicsa.org/communitycare/. To help us provide these much needed services, click here and write “Community Veterinary Program” in the memo or simply “CVP”. We are looking forward to supporting our community and the pets we love through this program!