AHS'S CHARITABLE GIVING, 2019
FOOD FOR DAYS - MONTHLY DONATIONS
As you may know if you have been with Animal Hospital of Statesville for any length of time, we feel it is our reponsibility to give back to our community. As such, we have chosen to give to Food for Days on an ongoing basis this year. Join us as we donate to this worthwhile program. Local students are fed by the school lunch program during the week. However, on the weekends, many don't have food to eat to nourish their bodies and minds on the weekend. This program sends home food for the students on weekends. There are 52 weekends in a year, which means without this program, these students go without proper food at least 104 days a year. We can help solve this crisis in Iredell County Schools by donating a food item monthly to fill the backpacks that go home with the children. If we EACH donate 4 items monthly, we are fulfilling that item for ONE child for ONE month. If everyone did that, we could eliminate the hunger problem for thousands of children right here in Iredell County. Each month features an item that goes into the backpacks for the children. Here is the "schedule" of items: June - OATMEAL - VARIETY PACK; July - CRACKERS - VARIETY PACK; August - RAMEN NOODLES; September - POPTARTS; October - COMPLETE MEALS; November - FRUIT AND APPLESAUCE CUPS; December - VIENNA SAUSAGES. Animal Hospital of Statesville now has a collection box for these monthly items to be deposited. We hope you will take this opportunity to help those who can't help themselves - the children of Iredell County. For more information on this program and ways to assist local children even more, please click here. As always, thank you for helping us help our neighbors in Statesville, Mooresville and all the surrounding areas in Iredell County!
FEATURED ARTIST - BEAR CREEK PHOTOGRAPHY, NC IMAGE MAKERS
Kyle Elizabeth Cook (Veterinary Nurse, Photographer and Social Media Director at AHS) and her business partner, Melissa Southern, a Professional and Forensic Photographer, organized a group of both experienced photographers and those interested in learning more about photography. The purpose was to share our passions for our craft and to encourage our members to get out and shoot by giving out monthly assignments. Most of the assignments have an educational purpose behind them, helping to reinforce the basic principles behind good photographic technique and composition, as well as encouraging members to shoot creatively and "outside" their normal comfort zone.
Members range from 18 to 70 (or thereabouts) years of age, from all different walks of life, and from different areas in the USA. North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama are represented. We have three photographers from Statesville. Some members are professional photographers, some are beginners. Many are advanced hobbyists. We're a group that encourages learning and sharing.
Image Makers "meets" in our private Facebook group. If you are looking for a no-stress way to shoot with a purpose, expand your photographic knowledge and share your love for photography with others, this could be the group you are looking for. If you are interested in joining us, please request to join the group by messaging us at this link. We'd love to have you!
As of March 1, 2019, all Preventive Healthcare Plans renewals will include flea and tick medication, as well as heartworm prevention. We will include Simparica or Bravecto oral flea and tick preventative with Interceptor Plus, ProHeart injectible or Heartgard. If you choose to continue use of Trifexis, Sentinel or Advantage Multi, it is still included in the Preventive Healthcare Plan, but cannot be combined with Simparica or Bravecto. We wanted to provide the best options for our clients, which include flea and tick preventatives, as external parasites are capable of transmitting disease and causing misery for our clients and their pets. As always, if you have questions, our staff and doctors can assist you in finding the best products to keep your furry family members healthy and happy.
DONATION TO FOREVER HOMES CANINE RESCUE
Friends of the NCVMA Foundation presented an outreach grant to Forever Homes Canine Rescue to assist in their efforts to help animals in need. The NCVMA continually promotes integrity and excellence in veterinary medicine. The Friends of the NCVMA Foundation is a 501(c)3 charity, whose purpose is to educate the public and students at all levels as to the science and art of veterinary medicine. Each year the district within the NCVMA picks a deserving non-profit animal rescue organization to receive the grant. Forever Homes Canine Rescue is a 501 (c)3 non-profit, all-volunteer group that is dedicated to finding loving and responsible “forever” homes for pets. They also provide education regarding responsible pet ownership. For more information, visit their website at www.foreverhomek9rescue.org.
Pictured from right to left: Dr. Nichola Gaither, Animal Hospital of Statesville; Sandy Mills, Forever Homes Canine Rescue; Dr. Bradley Mills, NCVMA District 10 Representative.
READERS' CHOICE AWARDS
Thank you Statesville! The Record & Landmark's Readers' Choice Awards have honored us with the Best Hospital and the Best Kennel for many years! We really work hard to earn your trust, your business and your loyalty, and know that none of this would be possible without great clients like you! Thank you so much for this honor. We are truly thankful, and feel very blessed!