Last Fall, VetStrategy and IVC Evidensia provided community grants totaling $29,100 to local charities and non-profit organizations nominated by different teams across Canada.  

The IVC Evidensia Local Community Grants Fund gives our clinic teams the opportunity to make a difference in their local community by applying for a grant to support a cause (or causes) they care about.  A total of 21 clinics in 6 provinces were recently awarded Community Grant donations to support local charity partners.

East Oshawa Animal Hospital’s Kerrilee (Practice Manager) and Dee (CCR/ACA) are pictured with Megan (Medical Director, Team Cat Rescue), Kathryn (Technician at Animal Emergency Clinic of Durham Region), as well as rescues Ronald and Timmy to celebrate the donation. Kerrilee shared “Team Cat Rescue recently took on a cat that was hit by a car and required major orthopedic surgery. Megan extended her sincere appreciation for Team Cat Rescue being selected as a grant recipient.”

The list of successful applications in Q1 (October – December 2022) were: 

Bureau Vétérinaire Saint-Amable (Saint-Amable, QC) – $750 to Les anges du partages  

Carling Animal Hospital (Ottawa, ON) – $1,500 to The FAM Network 

Centennial Animal Hospital (Winnipeg, MB) – $1,500 to Manitoba Animal Alliance 

Clinique vétérinaire Bois-Francs (Victoriaville, QC) – $1,500 to Société Protectrice Des Animaux D’Arthabaska  

Clinique vétérinaire Cowansville (Cowansville, QC) – $1,500 to Cabane à chat  

Clinique vétérinaire de la Mennais (La Prairie, QC) – $1,500 to Montréal Heart Institute Foundation  

Clinique vétérinaire St-Étienne (Lévis, QC) – $100 to La fondation Martin Matte and $500 to La parade de Noël de St-Étienne

East Oshawa Animal Hospital (Courtice, ON) – $1,500 to Team Cat Rescue 

Elgin Animal Hospital (St. Thomas, ON) – $1,500 to Animal Aide of St. Thomas  

Hôpital vétérinaire Anima-Plus Laurier (Montréal, QC) – $1,500 to Réseau Secours Animal   

Hôpital vétérinaire Anima-Plus Régional (Gatineau, QC) – $1,500 to Itinérance Zéro

Hôpital vétérinaire Animo-Vet (Saint-Hubert, QC) – $750 to Les chiots Nordiques  

Kennedy Heights Animal & Bird Hospital (Surrey, BC) – $1,500 to Vancouver Rabbit Rescue 

Little Creek Veterinary Clinic (Calgary, AB) – $1,500 to Pause4Change Rescue Foundation  

Lockerby Animal Hospital (Sudbury, ON) – $1,500 to Turtle Pond Wildlife Centre 

Lomsnes Veterinary Hospital (Red Deer, AB) – $1,500 split between Whisker Rescue Society of Alberta & Alberta SPCA’s Pet Safekeeping Program 

Nottawasage Valley Veterinary Hospital (Alliston, ON) – $1,500 to Matthews House 

Riverview Animal Hospital (Riverview, NB) – $1,500 split between Crossroads for Women Inc./ Carrefour Pour Femmes Inc. & Atlantic Wellness Community Center Incorporated 

Sardis Animal Hospital (Chilliwack, BC) – $1,500 to Chilliwack Community Services’ Starfish program 

Sherbourne Animal Hospital (Toronto, ON) – $1,500 to Farley Foundation 

West Brant Animal Hospital (Brantford, ON) – $1,500 split between Hearts to Homes, Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge & Brantford Food Bank 

In the year ahead and in line with the People Pillar of our Positive Pawprint strategy – itself an important part of IVC Evidensia’s and VetStrategy’s purpose-driven strategy, focused on heathy animals, happy owners –  we will continue to offer Local Community Grants. This will enable our teams to play an active role in supporting causes in their local area, especially those charities providing direct support for humans or animals impacted by the cost-of-living crisis.  

To learn more about the Positive Pawprint strategy, click here 

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