a table full of a drvie for pet food and toys: Community Involvement in Peoria

Our Team Cares

In addition to welcoming and caring for our clients and patients every day, we also reach out to help others in any way we can here in Peoria. Read on to learn about the events we take part in to support the pets and people in our community!

Critter Meals on Wheels

Our amazing clients and employees faithfully donate food, toys, leashes, and other pet items to local “Meals on Wheels” clients. They appreciate us helping their pets, who are such an important part of their lives, and we’re grateful for the opportunity to assist them.

Race for the Cure

We have supported the Race for the Cure event for many years. We have a 2017 Whitney Team that is participating in Race for the Cure in May!

Christmas Outreach

We always look for opportunities to support local organizations and have supported the Children’s Home, the Crittenton Center, and The Center for the Prevention of Abuse, as well as many pet-related organizations. Before our last Christmas party, we gave employees money that they could use to randomly help or surprise someone. It was amazing as we shared our experiences at dinner that evening.

Our staff outside our building: Community Involvement in Peoria
Kids petting a dog: Community Involvement in Peoria

Career Talks at Grade Schools and High Schools

Our veterinarians and vet techs are always happy to speak to student groups of any age. We usually bring a pet with us, and the kids have an exciting time interacting with them and learning about veterinary medicine.

Observation Days for Students

We love having students observe at our practice, and have had many groups as well as individuals come for a visit to see if veterinary medicine is possibly in their future.

Summer Preceptorships for Both Veterinarian Students and Veterinary Technician Students

We have had many summer students complete their practicum at our hospital. A great benefit of this is that many have gone on to become employees upon completing their degrees. Students are so excited to learn with us, and our AAHA-accredited hospital gives them the highest level of veterinary medical experience.

vet looking through a microscope: Community Involvement in Peoria
two veterinarians performing an exam on a dog: Community Involvement in Peoria

Bark in the Park

Many of our employees have participated in the Bark in the Park walk to raise funds to benefit the Peoria Humane Society. We always have a wonderful time at this event.

Education for New Puppy Owners

Getting your puppy off to a great start is so important! We have offered puppy socialization classes in the past, and will be offering more formal puppy classes for our clients in the future.

puppy on a leash looking up at his owner: Community Involvement in Peoria