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Litchfield Veterinary Hospital

289 Torrington Road
Litchfield, CT 06759

(860)567-1622

litchfieldvet.com

In The Community

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital is committed to giving back to the community.  Over the years, we have participated in local fundraisers, helped raise awareness for causes and provided veterinary care for pets in local shelters and foster groups.  We value our community and giving back is just one way we can show our appreciation.  

We Adopt Greyhounds, WAG

In 2016 Litchfield Veterinary Hospital began working with WAG, to provide veterinary care to newly acquired greyhounds in foster care.  Our services provide essential medical care including thorough examinations, vaccinations, laboratory testing including bloodwork and fecal analysis, spaying or neutering, and dental surgery when needed.  Our goal to give these dogs a healthy start in their new homes.  WAG is committed to finding great homes and Litchfield Veterinary hospital is committed to providing great care!
Learn more about WAG here!

 

Little Guild Of St. Francis

The Little Guild of St. Francis, located in Northwestern Connecticut, is a no-kill shelter for dogs and cats.  Litchfield Veterinary Hospital provides discounted medical care for many of the pets coming into the Little Guild and for those needing care while there. Our team is committed to ensuring that the pets we care for are in good health and receive the care they need, before finding their new homes.  We have also teamed up with Brian Kilcommons of Great Pets in Bethlehem, CT., to provide informational seminars on achieving better behavior in dogs, all proceeds go directly to the Little Guild.
Click on link to learn more about how you can join us for a Better Behavior in Dogs Seminar and donate to The Little Guild.



 

 

Pet Food Drives

Our second annual Pet Food Drive was a great success! In 2016 we collected 575 pounds of pet food for Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington, CT. In addition, our generous clients donated $448 collectively to be given to the food bank.  Dr. Carey donated 200 pounds of food and Hill's Pet Nutrition matched all Science Diet donations to help us reach our goal.  A great big thank you to our clients and Hill's Pet Nutrition for participating and helping the Litchfield Veterinary Hospital Team make a difference in the lives of pets.

  


In 2015 the Litchfield Veterinary Hospital team held our first Pet Food Drive.  Pet food, toys and treats were collected and donated to Friendly Hands Food Bank in Torrington, CT.  This organization services Litchfield County and provides food to over 500 families.  Through donations, they not only care for families but they care for their pets too! Too often, due to the lack of pet food donations, they are purchasing pet food so that family pets can be cared for too.  Our team, with the help of our clients, community and friends, was able to collect 900 pounds of pet food for family pets in need.  Hill's Pet Nutrition generously matched all Hill's Science Diet pet food items.  We look forward to holding an annual Pet Food Drive.

Paws for a Cure

In 2013 Litchfield Veterinary Hospital joined the American Cancer Society in their fight to end breast cancer.  Team LVH participated in the Making Strides to end breast
cancer walk at White Memorial Foundation.  Our team, "Paws for a Cure", raised $485  and joined other walkers that day to support this great cause.

In 2014, Team LVH is back and this year we are challenging our clients to match our donation.  Our "Paws for a Cure" challenges our clients to bring their pets in for a routine nail trim and we will donate the cost of the nail trim to the American Cancer Society.  We challenge our clients to match the donation and join our team online.  This year we are well underway of surpassing our fundraising goals last year.

You can learn more about the Making Strides event at this link:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?team_id=1682688&pg=team&fr_id=62570

Library/School/Community Programs

The doctors and technicians are often asked to speak to children about veterinary medicine as a career path. Children learn a lot about hard work and dedication after speaking with our team.  We have had small groups visit the hospital to experience first hand what we do on a daily basis. Some students have spent the day with us for career day.  Libraries are a great resource for children and in 2013 our technician, Pam, was asked to do a program at the Gunn Memorial Children's Library entitled "Take Your Pet To The Vet" with a Certified Veterinary Technician.  The children brought in stuffed animals and Pam discussed how to take care of pets.  The children learned about things that are bad for pets and had hands on experience with stethoscopes and other tools used by veterinarians.  They practiced putting surgical gowns and gloves on, they viewed x-rays and had the opportunity to bandage their furry, stuffed friends!

Project V.E.T.S. 

Litchfield Veterinary Hospital has donated supplies to this organization over the last several years. Project V.E.T.S collects veterinary equipment, technology and supplies ( V.E.T.S.) for use around the world to improve and maintain the well being of animals. We are proud to be a part of this and look forward to continuing to support their efforts.  You can learn more about Project V.E.T.S. by visiting their website.  (Photo courtesy of Project V.E.T.S Facebook page) 
Click here http://www.projectvets.org/