In the first year, the Clinic has served more than 7,500 families and 11,000 pets including administering more than 19,000 vaccines. On average, the Clinic staff sees approximately 40-50 families per day.
“As the need for low-cost care increased, we outgrew the space we used for clinical services, and the David’s support allowed us to remodel a portion of our facility to be a dedicated area for the Healthy Pet Clinic,” says Julie Edwards, HSNEGA Executive Director.
“The first year has been incredibly busy and clients have experienced some long wait times, especially during ‘peak’ times like summer and holiday weeks, so we’re looking at ways to continue to meet the need.”
Edwards notes that this summer the Clinic will be adding a third full-time veterinarian which will allow HSNEGA to expand hours of services. The Clinic also hopes to be able to open additional days during the week including more Saturdays.
“We are incredibly happy to be able to offer affordable, basic pet care to the community, and we receive so many comments from pet owners saying how much the services mean to them,” says Dr. Jaime Feroli, HSNEGA Lead Veterinarian and Medical Director.
“The Healthy Pet Clinic is the first of many projects at the Humane Society which we hope will result in a healthier, happier community for pets and pet owners.”