Helping charities in need.
VETMED Cares. We really do. That’s why every three months we feature a local rescue or charity. We proudly support and invest in our community and employees through charitable efforts that help make Arizona a better place to live for people and animals. Caring can significantly impact the lives of those within our community.
This quarter, we are featuring:
Saving Paws Rescue Arizona
Saving Paws Rescue Arizona is an all-volunteer, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization in Phoenix, Arizona that is dedicated to providing veterinary care, evaluation and adoptive homes for German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs. They do not believe that behavioral quirks, medical conditions, or age should be a death sentence and help provide a safe place for these dogs that might otherwise be euthanized.
Please join us in supporting this dedicated team, and make a difference!
We’ve highlighted the success stories of the cats and dogs who have battled tremendous odds and now enjoy the happy, healthy lives they deserve thanks to the skilled efforts of the VETMED team and the rescue organizations who saw that these animals got the medical assistance they needed.
Blood Donation Program
Our team at VETMED proudly fosters a Blood Donor Program in which healthy dogs and cats help less fortunate animals through blood donation. Our program works much like a human blood bank. Critically ill or injured veterinary patients often require blood products for life-saving treatment, and that blood is provided by animals belonging to our veterinarians and staff. Blood is periodically drawn and safely stored, where it’s ready once a patient needs it.
We proudly stand behind charities that are important to our VETMED team members. VETMED cares about:
|Jennifer Lundal, Hospice of the Valley Volunteer since 2003:
Hospice of the Valley provides compassionate end-of-life care. They serve thousands of families across the Valley every day, and relieve suffering in all realms – physical, emotional and spiritual.
|Dr. Christina Grant, Gabriel’s Angels Volunteer since 2015:
Gabriel’s Angels delivers healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever. VETMED’s own Dr. Grant volunteers her time here, along with her pit bull Posey, Gabriel’s Angels’ newest Therapy Dog.
|Breta Peterson, Guide Dogs for the Blind:
Guide Dogs for the Blind is a passionate community that serves the visually impaired through a variety of client services and network of trainers, puppy raisers, donors and volunteers. They prepare highly qualified guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision. All of our services are provided free of charge; no government funding is received.