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New partnership brings donation system to veterinary clinics
This system will allow veterinary clients to donate to the Veterinary Hope Foundation
In honor of National Suicide Prevention Week, the Veterinary Hope Foundation has partnered with Greenline Pet and Bader Rutter to bring a client donation payment system to veterinary clinics. Any donations collected through this new program will provide support to the Veterinary Hope Foundation – a nonprofit organization that strives to improve the mental health of veterinary teams through support groups and preventative tours to help navigate stressful moments.
"With too many veterinarians reducing their hours or leaving clinical practice altogether, we knew we had to do something to help this profession in dire need of support," said Nick Meurrier, Greenline Pet, in an organizational release.1 "Aligning with the Veterinary Hope Foundation was a natural choice for us as they look to directly support mental wellness in the veterinary community through their peer support groups. All of us at Greenline look forward to seeing the impact this donation system can have in bringing much-needed help to a profession we care deeply about."
According to the release,1 this system will give Greenline’s network of 10,000 veterinary hospitals the chance to join this program. Once the clinic is enrolled, it can offer clients the chance to donate when checking out and will be provided with resources to educate clients on the issues veterinary professionals face.
"We're thrilled to have Greenline's support in delivering our mission to bring the veterinary community education and connection programs," said Blair McConnel, VMD, MBA, Veterinary Hope Foundation board president.1 "With donations made through this program, we will be able to provide many veterinary professionals with specialized training, resources, and community to better handle the challenges unique to our profession, including convenience euthanasia, highly emotional client interactions, long hours, high student debt loads, and more."
Donations made through this program are tax deductible and clients will receive a separate bill. For every dollar donated through the program, 98 cents will go directly to Veterinary Hope Foundation.
If you are a Greenline clinic that would like to be involved, please visit the Greenline portal to learn more.
New Partnership Brings First-Ever Donation System To Network Of Veterinary Clinics. News release. Veterinary Hope Foundation. September 8, 2022. Accessed September 8, 2022. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-partnership-brings-first-ever-donation-system-to-network-of-veterinary-clinics-301620480.html
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