Today’s update is packed with important updates. Please take a minute to review!
Ukraine 50/50 – We Have a Winner!
Thank you to everyone who supported our March Fundraiser. Almost a thousand tickets were sold, and the winners were these beauties! Your donations along with the Newtown Vet match total $1090 going to the World Central Kitchen and IFAW/Humane Society International and UAnimals. Thank you for everyone’s support!
We’ve gotten such a positive response, we will try it again. We will have another 50/50 raffle for Ukraine through the end of April. It is $1.00 a ticket. A winner will be chosen on May 1st.
Veterinary Care in our Area
The state of veterinary care in the US is in crisis. From burnout to increasing mental health challenges among staff, the explosion of Covid puppies and kittens and the shortage of doctors & experienced staff, many hospitals are being pushed to their breaking points. Reduced hours, limiting the number of new clients and services offered are all impacting pet owners nationwide.
In our area, the two closest ER Hospitals – BluePearl Langhorne (CARES) and BluePearl Levittown (VSEC) – along with many other hospitals, are forced to periodically close to emergencies because of staff shortages. As too many people have experienced, there just aren’t enough appointments to care for every patient. Here is a link to a list of ER closures: https://newtownvet.com/ER.pdf
Explore Pet Insurance
One of the best preventive decisions you can make to manage your pet care cost is Pet Insurance.
We now have a new tool on our website, Pawlicy, a free comparison tool to help. The website is free, and you can “build insurance” based on your specific needs. Not every pet insurance company participates in this tool today, but Pawlicy is adding new options every month. You can find a link to their website at www.NewtownVet.com
- You may have already used our new texting service. If your cell phone is the primary contact number on your account, you can now check in via txt when you arrive as well as complete pre-surgical and boarding paperwork. Let us know if there is a preferred number for texting. The messages will come from the 844 area code. Thank you to everyone who helped us test this service over the last few months.
- Saturday June 11th is the Annual Virtual CRPS/RSD Walk. Join our team and join us in person or virtually. Go to https://secure.qgiv.com/event/virtualwalk2022/ and register for our team “Newtown Vet Pet Lovers”. Cost is $25 per adult and $10 for kids 5-12 and you get a Walk T-shirt and Medal. More details to follow…….
- We are hoping to once again host our Annual Pet Fair on October 1st which is the first day of National Walk Your Dog week. Any guess on what our special event will be that day?
We wish you all health & happiness and hope to see you soon!
The Doctors & Staff at Newtown Vet Hospital