Atlanta Humane Society to open new clinic with support from VCA Animal Hospitals
The new clinic will help provide families and pets in need access to care.
In the spring of 2022, the Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) plans to open a new veterinary clinic with the support of VCA Animal Hospitals (VCA). The new clinic—Remedy: Your Community Vet, or "Remedy"—will be in Atlanta, Georgia, and will provide accessible care to pet owners experiencing financial hardship or in need of resources and support to help their pets remain healthy and in their homes.
"I'm proud of this new chapter in the VCA and Atlanta Humane relationship," said Todd Lavender, DVM, president of VCA Animal Hospitals, in an organizational release. "Every pet deserves access to world-class veterinary care, in their hometown. And any young person deserves to see and know the joy that comes from taking care of animals. With this local care for families and pets in need comes the opportunity to build the next generation of aspiring veterinarians and technicians."
According to the release, the VCA donation will provide the AHS funding to help underwrite necessary preventative care such as wellness visits, heartworm prevention, and other services that may typically cause owners to surrender their pets to shelters including sick pet care and surgery.
Along with the financial donation, veterinary professionals at VCA will use their talents and expertise to support the clinic as well as an externship program at Remedy. VCA and AHS hope this externship will improve veterinary medicine exposure to underrepresented communities.
What's more, the VCA and AHS have teamed up to create the Specialty Care Fund to help Remedy clients access complex, critical medical and/or surgical cases outside of the AHS team’s realm.
"Collaboration is key to ensuring all communities of pet owners have access to care – the enhanced partnership between AHS and VCA is the key to ensuring pets and families can remain together," said Cal Morgan, president, and CEO of the Atlanta Humane Society, in the release.
"We change animals' lives once they enter our shelter. Now, we have the means to ensure those animals receive the care they need when they find a family to love them," she continued.
The Atlanta Humane Society opens new community veterinary clinic with support from VCA Animal Hospitals. News release. Altana Humane Society. March 1, 2022. Accessed March 2, 2022. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-atlanta-humane-society-opens-new-community-veterinary-clinic-with-support-from-vca-animal-hospitals-301493017.html#:~:text=The%20clinic%20%E2%80%93%20Remedy%3A%20Your%20Community,healthy%20and%20in%20their%20homes.