VCA, Proudly Part of Mars Veterinary Health, and the collaboration with Sonoma Clean Power highlights ongoing commitment to reducing CO2 emissions with every veterinary visit

Group of individuals from VCA, Sonoma Clean Power, and Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce celebrate Green Ribbon Cutting ceremony. ROHNERT PARK, CALIF., – VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County (VCA ACC) of VCA Animal Hospitals, the leader of comprehensive veterinary services and proudly part of Mars, Incorporated, together with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), celebrated the use of SCP’s 100% renewable locally sourced electricity service, EverGreen. The announcement came during a “green” ribbon-cutting event hosted by the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce.

As part of Mars Veterinary Health, VCA Animal Hospitals’ network of 1,000 community hospitals have proudly sourced 100% renewable electricity since 2022. This collaboration specifically supports local renewable electricity generation, offering VCA and the community an opportunity to benefit from 100% renewable, locally generated electricity 24/7. EverGreen utilizes solar energy during the day and natural geothermal sources when the sun sets, ensuring a continuous supply of renewable energy throughout the year, effectively eliminating nearly all greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

VCA ACC has been one of the region’s largest 24/7 emergency and specialty animal hospitals for 40 years, offering state-of-the-art solutions to address pet health needs. This announcement follows the release of — Mars Net Zero Roadmap, its innovative open-source action plan to accelerate action towards achieving Net Zero emissions.

“VCA ACC has been on an amazing sustainability journey and through partnerships, such as with SCP, we’re able to show what is possible when like-minded environmental trailblazers come together.” said Dr. Diccon Westworth, Veterinary Specialist at VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County. “Today with SCP, we are actively leading the way for a more sustainable future for the veterinary profession, helping create a greener tomorrow that I’d proudly pass on to our grandchildren and their pets.”

“We’re thrilled to see VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County make the switch to EverGreen. By choosing renewable electricity, VCA joins other like-minded businesses, demonstrates its dedication to environmental stewardship, and sets an example for other businesses in the community,” said Scott Lawrence, SCP’s commercial accounts manager. “Sustainability is a marathon, not a sprint, and VCA’s Sonoma County Hospital is taking a meaningful step toward making a lasting, sustainable impact.”

The partnership between SCP and VCA Sonoma County underscores the collective effort to create a cleaner, healthier future for Sonoma County.

For more information on Sonoma Clean Power’s EverGreen service, visit To learn more about VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County, visit To learn more about the Mars commitment to helping create a safe, healthy and sustainable world for our partners and the communities in which we operate, please visit

About Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power is the public power provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, serving about half a million people. In downtown Santa Rosa, SCP operates the only Advanced Energy Center in the United States dedicated to helping customers transition to 100% renewable energy for their homes, businesses, and vehicles. To learn more, visit or call 1 (855) 202-2139.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars, Incorporated is driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. As a global, family-owned business, Mars is transforming, innovating, and evolving to make a positive impact on the world. Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of quality snacking, food, and pet care products and services, we employ 140,000+ dedicated Associates. With more than $47 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including Ben’s Original™, CESAR®, Cocoavia®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, KIND®, M&M’S®, SNICKERS®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, and WHISKAS®. We are creating A Better World for Pets through our global network of pet hospitals and diagnostic services – including AniCura, BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, Linnaeus and VCA™ – using cutting edge technology to develop breakthrough programs in genetic health screening and DNA testing.