Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital Loves to Give Back
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!
Upcoming & Past Facebook Live Programs
Our Facebook page can be found here.
Pet Dentistry—January 16th (check our Facebook page for time, TBD)
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 in being a foster parent or rescue volunteer.
Upcoming & Past Hospital Events
The 14th Annual Roslyn Pet Fair is June 8th from 10-2 at the Living World Church grounds on Easton Rd. in Roslyn.
Pet Insurance—March 16th at 2 p.m., FREE
Class is limited to 15 attendees: Register by calling (215) 458-5845 or contacting us online.
This is a repeat of last year’s well-received seminar. A representative from ASPCA Pet Insurance will lead the discussion about the ins 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-minute 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 contact 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, contact us and let us know!
22nd Annual Pet Expo, @ Oaks January 11-13th, Booth #316
For tickets, vendors, and the entertainment schedule click here.
Dog Days of Summer, Ambler, Summer 2019
Oktoberfest, Ambler, October 2019
31st Annual Fort Washington Fire Prevention and Safety Expo, October 2019
2018-2019 “Scoop” Promo to Benefit City of Elderly Love Rescue
This is our second 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 one scoop of food to CoEL.
Last year, this promotion earned our chosen rescue four huge bags of food and we hope we can surpass that this year.
Go to our Facebook page to help!
2019 “Bark & Bowl” for Canine Cancer
Did you know that one out of every three dogs are affected by cancer some time during his or her lifetime?
We want to thank everyone who contributed to the 2019 fundraiser. We are excited to report that because of your contributions, our hospital raised $3,778—making us the #1 fundraising team for the third time! In all, the region raised almost $14,000 to fight this terrible disease.
The staff here at Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital and the National Canine Cancer Foundation are grateful for your support. Thank you for caring!
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) 458-5845, or contacting us online.
The loss of a pet can be absolutely devastating for anyone who has shared their life and 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, the host, 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 us 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 need. 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 among 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 hours 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.
Click here for a list of our Rescue Pawtners.
2019 “Silly Smiles” Contest Winner
Donnie! Donnie’s mom says that he will smile on command, but he also naturally smiles when he’s excited—mostly about taking a walk or eating!
Want to get involved in animal rescue and welfare? Give us a call at (215) 458-5845 today.
Enjoy a casual conversation with other clients in our waiting area. You are also welcome to wait for appointments outside or in your car.
We deliver client (& non-client) donations to local pets in need, as well as participate in fundraisers and local events.
Almost 50 years of compassionate and excellent patient care!
Many of our staff members have been employed at our hospital for over 12 years! We work extremely well as a team.
“I cannot put into words how exceptional the staff was with us, and how well they treated our beloved pet.”- Anonymous
“Dr. S. was so thorough and took the time to explain everything in detail regarding my cat's health.”- Courtina C.
“Excellent front office staff and believe me, that’s as important as an excellent vet.”- Clark N.