KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – SICSA will hold a pet-wellness clinic for low-income families.
SICSA, in partnership with the Sinclair Community College Veterinary Technology program, said Wednesday it will hold the clinic on August 29.
SICSA said in a release Wednesday a tail to nose veterinary exam, appropriate vaccinations, deworming, and flea protection for four-legged family members will be included with every appointment.
Megan Dell, Veterinary Clinic Manager said, “pet wellness visits are more than just another round of shots. These visits are our chance to catch any health issues in the early stages, as well as address any questions or concerns the owners may have about their pets.”
SICSA said while the number of family pets in the US has increased by more than 36%, studies by the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association have found that veterinary visits are declining and preventable diseases in pets are increasing.
“What SICSA has seen is that families with the financial means are ensuring regular wellness care for their pets,” said Nora Vondrell, SICSA President &CEO. “Families that are struggling financially still have pets, but are often not able to afford even basic veterinary care,” said Vondrell.
SICSA’s Pet Wellness for Low-Income Families will take place on August 29th and costs only $15 for the initial appointment.
Appointments must be made in advance, in person at the SICSA Pet Adoption Center or on their website.
Clients must be able to demonstrate financial need and provide payment when registering. There are limited appointments available, with a maximum of 2 pets per household. Nail trimming is not included in the wellness check.