We love our pets. And we love YOUR pets! Join us for one of our Facebook Live sessions, participate in a fundraiser to help local animal welfare organizations, find your next furry buddy, learn about volunteer opportunities, “pawtner” with us to help needy pets or come to a class!
Community Relations This part of our website is devoted to activities apart from actual veterinary services. Unless otherwise noted, all activities and events listed below are open to the public.
Our Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/ftwashingtonvetpa
UPCOMING FACEBOOK LIVE PROGRAMS:
Pet Dentistry – January 16th (check our facebook page for time, TBD)
Good oral hygiene makes sense for humans – and our pets! Dr. Schultz will explain why pet dentals are an important part of healthcare and review what the process of a dental involves.
Your Senior Pet – January 24th (check our facebook page for time, TBD)
Dr. Berman will discuss potential health concerns of older pets and what can be done to keep your furry buddy happy and comfortable. Treatment options including acupuncture and laser therapy will be discussed along with other topics.
Doggie Daycare: For Fun, Exercise & Socialization – Date TBD
Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue – Date TBD
The Rescue community at large is always seeking foster homes and volunteers. Learn about the wonderful, wild Boston Terrier and what is involved being a foster parent or Rescue volunteer.
Past Facebook Live broadcasts also may be viewed here if you do not have access to Facebook
UPCOMING HOSPITAL EVENTS:
Pet Insurance – March 16th at 2pm, FREE
Class is limited to 15 attendees: Register by calling 215-646-5225 or emailing us here
This is a repeat of last year’s well received seminar. A representative from ASPCA Pet Insurance will lead the discussion about the in’s and outs of pet insurance, the kinds of things it covers, how to evaluate different plans and when is the best time to sign your pet up.
(Related: Link to our 30 min Facebook Live “The Basics of Pet Insurance” from 2018)
Pet Insurance “Know-How”
We know the difference pet insurance can make to the lives of pets and their caregivers. In addition to our formal February Pet Insurance Seminar, there will be opportunities for clients and the public alike to learn about pet insurance in an informal way. Just show up to have a casual chat during the following dates – TBD, throughout 2019. You may also email us to request notification of the upcoming schedule.
We began participating in local events around the region during 2018 and will be doing so at the following events in 2019….If you know of a relevant event and think we should attend, drop us an email and let us know!
22nd Annual Pet Expo, @ Oaks January 11-13th. Booth #316
For tickets, vendors and entertainment schedule: https://familypetshows.com/greater-philadelphia/
Dog Days of Summer, Ambler, Summer 2019
Oktoberfest, Ambler, October 2019
31st Annual Ft. Washington Fire Prevention and Safety Expo, October 2019
2018-2019 “SCOOP” PROMO TO BENEFIT CITY OF ELDERLY LOVE RESCUE!
This is our 2nd year participating in the fundraiser to earn bags and cases of food for a worthy local Rescue. Hills Pet Nutrition is this year’s sponsor. For every “Like” of our Facebook page through January 31st 2019, Hills will donate 1 scoop of food to CoEL
Last year this promotion earned our chosen Rescue 4 huge bags of food and we hope we can surpass that this year. Go to https://www.facebook.com/ftwashingtonvetpa to help!
2019 “BARK & BOWL” FOR CANINE CANCER
Did you know that 1 out of every 3 dogs is affected by cancer sometime during its lifetime?!
This year we will once again participate in the National Canine Cancer Foundation’s (http://wearethecure.org/ fundraiser to raise funds for research into medications, treatments and eventual cure of cancers affecting dogs. This fundraiser culminates on March 30th 2019 with a bowling event Bark and Bowl for all participating fundraising teams … Last year our hospital raised THE MOST MONEY out of all participating Philadelphia based teams, due to the generosity of our friends and clients! – – And it was only our 3rd year involved with this event! Whoo-hoo!
We know that many people reading this post have indeed been impacted by canine cancer, and unfortunately, some more than once. While we would love to make another strong showing this year, a donation in ANY amount is appreciated. This link will take you to the Ft. Washington Vet Hospital fundraising page:
Please let us know if you have any questions about this fundraiser. We are grateful for your support and thank you for your contribution!
PET LOSS GRIEF SUPPORT CIRCLE:
2019 meeting dates: March 3rd, June 1st, September 7th and December 7th
These meetings are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC, however pre-registration is required by calling our main number 215-646-5225 or emailing here.
The loss of a pet can be absolutely devestating for anyone who has shared their life & love with a remarkable furry friend.
Whether you’re currently caring for an aged or ill pet or if you’ve already lost a beloved pet, you need time to mourn. Since pets are a source of unconditional love and joy it is only natural to grieve this loss as you would any other profound loss; however, many of us unfortunately lack a solid framework for working through this type of heart wrenching situation and often flounder and suffer while trying to cope. We want you to know that you are not alone.
These meetings are a time set aside to begin moving through the grief process with other pet caregivers going through similar experiences. You will be able to safely share any emotion you feel, such as sadness, guilt, loneliness, or anger. You will also learn about the grieving process, about how pets have become such an important part of the human experience, and most importantly – how to remember the pet you have lost.
We hope you leave with a sense of hope, of having been understood, and with increased acceptance of the feelings surrounding your loss. Attendees should be 16 years of age but Liz would be happy to suggest age-appropriate options for younger children.
Interested in having us come to your event or school? Library or scout troop? Contact Lisa to discuss! We can have a well behaved pup tag along/ be a part of your event. Plus – we are always looking for folks who are willing to spread the word on behalf of animals in needs; check out our animal welfare related Facebook posts on Fridays and share them on your page.
FOOD & PET SUPPLIES DONATIONS:
We regularly donate pet supplies amongst local organizations and Rescues in need of support.
Anyone who wishes to donate food, toys and other pet supplies along with cleaning supplies or linens (new or used) can drop them off at the front desk during business hour, and we will make sure they are dispersed to needy pets. Many of these organizations subsist on donations so anything you can spare is greatly appreciated. Consider it a good excuse to clean out your house!
If you belong to a local organization or crafting group and would like to make items for a shelter or rescue, contact us. We are especially grateful to a great group of ladies “The Yo’Yo’s” for donating pet beds they make on a regular basis during their knitting club meetings.
Thank you for caring!!
LOCAL BUSINESS “PAWTNERS”
If you own, manage or work for a business and would like to help pets in need, please consider becoming a “pawtner” of ours – we are always in need of items to raffle off for fundraisers or at area events. Contact us for more information. Thanks for caring!
LOCAL RESCUE “PAWTNERS”
Looking for a new furry buddy? We can help! Below you will find a link to several area Rescues our hospital has a working relationship with. Check out their Facebook page or website to learn what pets are up for adoption – or even fostering!
Also, have a conversation with Lizanne at the front desk – she always hears of pets in need of homes.
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