Animal Hospital of Statesville is a vital part of the Statesville/Iredell County area. Throughout the year, our employees dedicate their time to help the following community organizations and programs:
- Our Annual “Bark for Life” event, of which we are a major sponsor and organizer, has been a huge success since April 2011. Our successful efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society can be attributed to the contributions of our staff and our community of both time and money.
- “The Gallery” - Animal Hospital of Statesville has the pleasure of offering the opportunity for local artists to display their talents. Not only does this enable us to beautify our lobby, but it will also expose local talent to our clients, who may not know the art available to them in Iredell County.
- Our hospital staff also actively supported fund-raising efforts benefiting local non-profit organizations, as well as spearheading efforts to collect donations of items needed by those organizations.
- The holidays bring out the best in our clinic as we set up the Furry Angel Tree every Christmas to support local pet rescues.
- The Animal Hospital of Statesville is the sole care provider for the Statesville City, Troutman and Iredell County Sheriff’s Departments K-9 officers.
- Local Schools: Our veterinarians and staff will visit any of the local schools for presentations on pet wellness care and pet dentistry. We welcome local schools or child-related organizations to visit our clinic to learn more about animal care issues.
- We offer a shadow program for select school programs to come and observe our staff.
- Animal Hospital of Statesville offers internships for Gaston College students to enable them to earn their credits for graduation.
- We offer internships to students in several online Veterinary Assistants programs.
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ANIMAL RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS
Animal Hospital of Statesville is very involved with many humane organizations and pet rescue groups. As pet lovers ourselves, we feel these groups provide a valuable service for animals in need. The following is a list of some of the groups we have been involved with:
- Forever Home Canine Rescue, The Paws and Claws Feline Rescue, and Piedmont Animal Rescue - We provide complimentary wellness examinations to recently-adopted pets (must be within 10 days of adoption). We also donate money to their accounts at Animal Hospital of Statesville to help fund their efforts.
- Iredell County Animal Shelter – We provide complimentary wellness examinations to recently adopted pets (must be within14 days of adoption). Dr. Cooney and a staff member donate their time at the shelter facility and county residents discounted Rabies vaccine several times a year.
- Earth Angels Stray Cat Rescue – Our clinic provides spay and neuter services and basic vaccinations at a discounted rate to this feral cat rescue.
- The Duffy and Katie Fund - This is a discretionary fund disbursed by our doctors to help owners of pets in need who are facing adversity but who are willing to contribute what personal funds they can.