Faithful Friends opens veterinary clinic

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Faithful Friends Animal Society marked the Grand Opening of their Veterinary Clinic.

The Veterinary Clinic near Wilmington provides low-cost veterinary services to the community; helps families to keep their personal pets and community cats healthy; and works to avoid preventable euthanasia or medical neglect due to financial constraints, a release stated.

Services provided by the clinic include spay/neuters, wellness exams, non-urgent sick care, dental exams, surgeries/non-urgent procedures, grooming, and end-of-life services. Local, licensed veterinarians provide all services. Proceeds from the clinic fund the care of homeless animals at their shelter.

Jane Pierantozzi, the executive director said Faithful Friends initially opened their community veterinary care program two days a week providing basic care and other medical procedures including dental work.

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Services were provided in an RV that was donated to the organization and renovated as treatment space. The program then expanded to another small building behind the shelter, with a separate waiting room while continuing to use the RV as the treatment area.

“We realized we needed to increase services and hours to meet the demand from the public and, in order to do that, we needed a larger building, separate from other shelter operations. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, this program will continue to bring mission-based critical services to the community, as well as generating revenue to support our lifesaving work for cats and dogs entering our shelter,” Pierantozzi said.

The Veterinary Clinic is now open Monday to Saturday and appointments can be made by calling 302-427-8514, ext. 115. Exam fees begin at $35 and more information on additional services and prices can be found atwww.faithfulfriends.us.

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