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VCA Animal Hospitals to Support Local Shelters and Rescue Organizations by Providing Free Healthy Start Exams for Adoptive Pet Parents

 
 

VCA, Veterinarians and Staff from nine Long Island VCA Animal Hospitals Partner with Family Pet Expos to Offer Complimentary On-Site Consultations, Expert Advice and More

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- VCA Animal Hospitals (VCA) are ensuring that pets adopted from New York shelter and rescue organizations get off to a healthy start. As a proud sponsor of this year's Long Island Pet Expo, VCA along with veterinarians and staff from nine local VCA Animal Hospital locations will offer attendees who adopt a shelter pet a complimentary first exam, and provide on-site consultations, expert advice and more to all pet-lovers at the event.

The Long Island Pet Expo is held at the Suffolk Community College Expo Center in Brentwood, New York, on Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 10AM8PM and Sunday, March 4th, 2012 from 10AM6PM. The VCA booth will be located near the Expo Centers' Rescue and Adoption Area. General admission is $12.00 for adults, $5.00 for children 11 and under and free admission for children 3 and under.

"Local shelters do great work to find permanent homes for homeless animals," said VCA Regional Operations Director Matt Cremen. "We want to assist them by providing exceptional healthcare for the pets they place within their communities."

Attendees who adopt a local shelter pet will receive a new pet parent gift bag from VCA, which includes a healthy start certificate for a complimentary first exam. During the initial visit, a VCA veterinarian will evaluate and consult on the pet's overall health by checking the heart and other vital organs, as well as examine for fleas, ticks and other external parasites.   

All pet parents and pet enthusiasts who attend the Long Island Pet Expo will have the opportunity to benefit from the exceptional healthcare provided by the VCA Animal Hospitals' teams. Veterinarians and staff will be on-site to provide information on pet healthy start and wellness, nutrition, parasite prevention, first-aid, as well as answer general pet healthcare related questions. Attendees will also receive a complimentary goodie bag and have the opportunity to enter a prize giveaway.

VCA operates more than 540 animal hospitals in 41 states across the nation in the VCA network. These hospitals are staffed by more than 1,800 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give your pet the very best in medical care. Over 200 are board-certified specialists. VCA provides a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments. For more information on VCA Animal Hospitals, please visit VCAhospitals.com

SOURCE VCA Animal Hospitals

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