|Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas Creates Special Partnership With the APS of Orange County
Cary, N.C. –February 13, 2008 –The Veterinary Specialty Hospital of the Carolinas (VSH) and the APS of Orange County have created a partnership to ensure that animals deemed unadoptable due to uncommon illnesses or complicated injuries can be treated and ultimately provided with new homes.
"We all work with animals and want them to be safe, healthy, and placed in a caring home," said VSH co-founder Dr. Kevin Concannon. "Our participation in the partnership allows us to give back to the community by providing unique services to animals in need so that they can have a chance of being adopted."
In addition to emergency services, VSH provides specialty services in the areas of surgery, internal medicine, critical care and oncology. Because these are specialty services, veterinarians in general practice may not be able to provide certain treatments, procedures and surgeries that VSH is capable of providing.
"We are honored to establish a partnership with VSH," said APS Executive Director Tracy Carroll. "We will now have the medical expertise and resources we need to help animals who have needs preventing them from being adopted. VSH is truly giving these animals an opportunity for good health and a chance to find a safe, loving home."
The partnership not only helps animals in need but it also educates the public about the many programs and services offered by both organizations. As part of the partnership, VSH is providing the APS of Orange County with "Pawsports." These are the animal equivalent to human passports. The "Pawsports" look just like passports and is a great way for pet owners to have all the relevant information concerning their pets in one place. The "Pawsports" provide space to record information on pet owners/guardians, microchip identification, veterinarian contact information, insurance, vaccine and medical information as well as tips for traveling or moving with pets.