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Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital
Our veterinarians have compiled a list of helpful resources to provide you with additional information about pet care, pet insurance, and animal welfare.
- Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center: A veterinary specialty clinic with multiple specialists
- University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine: A veterinary specialty clinic with multiple specialists.
- American Heartworm Society: With heartworm on the rise throughout the country, this is a great website to get information on the prevention and treatment of both canine and feline patients.
- Chi Institute: A Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine school located in Florida that certifies acupuncturists, Chinese herbalists, tui-na (Chinese massage) practitioners, and more.
- American Veterinary Medical Association: The governing body for veterinarians in the United States. The website is a valuable tool with both education and professional information.
- Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association: The governing body for veterinarians in Pennsylvania. A great resource to what is happening with the profession in this state and it also has great educational information.
- Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation: A foundation that has created The Last Chance Fund. This fund utilizes donations from people in the state to help care for stray animals or animals that have been saved by a good Samaritan. It helps to cover the cost so that these unlucky animals have a chance to be cared for and find a good home. This foundation is also the base for the Native American Veterinary Services group (see below).
- Native American Veterinary Services: This is a not-for-profit group that offers free to low cost veterinary care for the animals on some of the Native American Reservations in the United States. Not only can you visit the website, but please feel free to contact Dr. Berman with any questions, as he has been involved with the group for the last seven years.
- The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: A wonderful website with tons of information on pets, pet care, toxins, food recalls, and many more topics.
- Pet Poison Helpline: A 24 hour/7 day a week helpline to figure out if there is a need to seek veterinary care for any ingestion that may be a problem to our cats and dogs. There is a small fee that must be paid when using this service.
- Home Again Microchips:This website shows you the importance of microchipping your pet and the benefits that can be received by using this company.
- Canine Companions for Independence: One of the many not-for-profit groups that we support. This group helps raise and train dogs to become service dogs for people with disabilities.
- The Seeing Eye: Another not-for-profit group that raises and trains dogs to become service dogs for people who are blind.
- American Veterinary Medical Association-Dental: This link provides information on how you can improve the dental (and overall) health of your pets.
- Veterinary Oral Health Council: The VOHC is an entity of the American Veterinary Dental College. The VOHC awards a Seal of Acceptance for products that successfully meet pre-set criteria for effectiveness in controlling plaque and/or calculus deposits in dogs and cats. For information about the VOHC and to view the list of products that have been awarded the VOHC Seal of Acceptance, refer to this site.
- CareCredit: From routine appointments to emergency situations or surgeries, the CareCredit card gives pet owners the peace of mind needed to care for pets. Unlike traditional pet financing or veterinary payment plans, the CareCredit credit card gives you the flexibility to use your card again and again for your pet’s procedures.
- Pet Insurance Review: This independent organization has created a collaborative resource for pet owners to help them pick the insurance plan best for them.
- Puppy Care Guide: A helpful website with tips and important information for caring for a new puppy.
- Kitten Care Guide: A helpful website with tips and important information for caring for a new kitten.
Animal Welfare Organizations
At Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital, we are extremely involved in animal welfare and rescue. We frequently participate in charities and fundraisers where we donate all the proceeds to local organizations. We encourage you to get involved too by adopting, fostering, donating supplies, donating money, volunteering, and helping with fundraisers. You can always bring in pet supplies to the hospital and we will donate them on your behalf. We also offer a 30% discount to animal welfare and rescue organizations.
Some of the rescues we partner with include:
- Almost Home Dog Rescue: Many of these pets are transported up from the South. Follow them on Facebook.
- City of Elderly Love: These dogs and cats come from the Philly area. Foster and hospice homes are always needed. Add them on Facebook to see how you can help.
- Northeast Boston Terrier Rescue: Most of these dogs are found in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. Foster homes and volunteers are always needed. They also host lots of interesting fundraisers. For more information, check out their Facebook.
- Whiskers of Love: This a rescue for kittens and cats from the Philadelphia area. They are always looking for foster homes. To see what animals they have available, browse through their Facebook page.
- Saved by a Whisker: This is a rescue for kitties from the Philly area. Foster homes are always needed. To see what cats are available for fostering or adoption, check out their Facebook.
- Hart2Hart: This is a rescue for Philly area dogs and cats. Foster parents are always needed.
- Home at Last Dog Rescue: This is a rescue whose goal is to help save the lives of homeless dogs and dogs who are in overcrowded high-kill shelters. For more about how you can help, check out their Facebook.
- Blind Dog Rescue Alliance: Just because they are blind doesn’t mean they cannot have excellent lives. These dogs are super special in many ways! For more information, follow them on Facebook.
- Mid Atlantic Jack Rescue: This is a rescue organization for Jack and Russel Terriers. They are always in need of foster homes. See what dogs are currently available on their Facebook page.
- Get Your Pet: This is a unique organization. They help adopters connect with a potential new pet AND they help those surrendering their pet find them a safe and loving home. For more information, check out their Facebook page.
- Animal Rescue Network: This is a Philly area-based animal rescue. For more information, browse through their Facebook page.
If you are an organization or rescue interested in working with us, give us a call at (215) 458-5845 or contact us online.
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