Your Community Partners

Caring for pets means meeting a wide range of needs beyond health care. Fortunately, there’s a whole community of organizations and businesses eager to help.

Here’s where to meet the local groups that we recommend to our pet-loving families.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE

The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of animals and people through education, training and certification of specialists in veterinary internal medicine, discovery and dissemination of new medical knowledge, and increasing public awareness of advances in veterinary medical care. The ACVIM is the international certifying organization for veterinary specialists in cardiology, large animal internal medicine, neurology, oncology, and small animal internal medicine. ACVIM websites provide science based peer-reviewed educational information about animal health for their patients, family members, volunteers and healthcare professionals.

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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 84,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession. A wealth of public resources are available online.

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American Veterinary Medical Association
ASPCA 24 Hour Emergency Animal Poison Control Center

ASPCA ANIMAL POISON CONTROL CENTER HOTLINE

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center is staffed 24 hours with veterinary health professionals who have been specially trained in veterinary toxicology. If you think that your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call the ASPCA 24 hour emergency Animal Poison Control Center hotline at (888) 426-4435. A $65 consultation fee is applied to your credit card.

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CARECREDIT

CareCredit offers Special Financing* and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no prepayment penalties so you can keep your pet healthy and happy.

*Subject to credit approval.

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Care Credit
District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ACADEMY OF VETERINARY MEDICINE

The District of Columbia Academy of Veterinary Medicine was established in 1957 to provide high quality continuing education for the graduate veterinarian. Its aims and purposes are: to advance knowledge of small animal medicine by postgraduate study; to promote closer relationships among veterinarians; to promote better veterinary services.

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FETCH a Cure

FETCH A CURE MISSION

Furthering Education and Treatment for Companion Health
FETCH a Cure is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization determined to improve quality of life by connecting people and pets through accessible, compassionate treatment and education. Our vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding.

Helping People. Helping Pets. Through community outreach by way of events, campaigns and fundraisers, FETCH is working to promote the need to help pets live long, healthy lives. FETCH continually works to raise awareness and further education about pet cancer prevention, detection and treatment and senior care and aging issues.

We provide financial aid to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer through the Companions in Crisis program. FETCH continues to work towards providing more accessible treatment options for all within our community.

Through the Pixie’s Pen Pals program, FETCH is helping rescue dogs and inmates in Virginia correctional centers have a second chance. By working cooperatively and bonding with the animals, the inmates learn responsibility, patience, tolerance and life-long skills and the trained dogs find life-long homes.

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Fetch a Cure
My Veterinarian

MYVETERINARIANdotCOM

A search website provided as a public resource by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to assist pet owners in locating a veterinary practitioner in their area.

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

The Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association began in 1975 as a non-profit organization to:
• Promote within the veterinary profession the highest degree of skill, integrity and service to the public.
• Enlighten the public concerning veterinary medicine and to disseminate information for the benefit of the public regarding appropriate care and treatment of animals.
• Improve and elevate the standards of veterinary medicine within the Commonwealth of Virginia
• Foster the cultivation of professional fellowship among veterinarians in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Northern Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Veterinary Cancer Society

VETERINARY CANCER SOCIETY

The Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS) is a non-profit professional and educational organization dedicated to veterinary oncology. Formed in 1976, VCS has over 800 members, including specialists in medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, internists, pathologists, pharmacologists and general practitioners worldwide. The website dedicated to both members and pet owners provides a wealth of resources and information, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, clinical trials, locating a veterinary oncologist, links of interest, and memorials/tributes.

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