Charleston Veterinary Referral Center had many goals when we opened our doors 4 ½ years ago. The most obvious was to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care, in an environment that put a large emphasis on client experience. Additional goals included providing education to area veterinarians, veterinary technicians (veterinary nurses) and the pet owning public. We also wanted to ensure we gave back to the community in a variety of ways. One of those ways was working with local shelters and rescue groups, to help pets in need when financial resources would not allow for emergency or specialty care. To further our commitment to help these animals in need, CVRC has recently entered into a corporate partnership with Pet Helpers Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic, located on James Island.
Pet Helpers Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic is a no-kill organization serving the people and companion animals of the Lowcountry. In addition to providing financial support to this wonderful organization, we will be working with them to provide free emergency and specialty veterinary service to animals under their care. While we have financially supported Pet Helpers for a number of years, our increased support and more formal relationship will now provide Pet Helpers’ animals with additional resources CVRC has to offer including emergency services, surgeries, diagnostic tools and our other specialty services.
Our staff is also excited to become involved in other ways. We will be working with Pet Helpers on its “Unchain Charleston” campaign, in which CVRC’s staff will assist Pet Helpers staff in building fenced areas, thus freeing dogs who have been living on chains. In addition, we will be supporting Pet Helpers’ Fur Ball and Oscar Party events. We will be offering our doctors’ time to help with their media campaigns. Pet Helpers and CVRC have a simple mutual goal: We want to help pets that have found their way into the shelter system find their forever homes.
We feel very strongly that for CVRC to be a leader in the veterinary landscape of the Lowcountry, we must give back to the community that has been so welcoming to us. Our new partnership with Pet Helpers is one way we are accomplishing this, and we are so thrilled to be increasing our support and working with this group of exceptionally talented and dedicated individuals.