Thanks to you, Options Veterinary Care raised $24,006 with donations from 257 people as part of USA TODAY’s A Community Thrives grant challenge. Options finished 7th among 317 nonprofits nationwide for the entire challenge and 1st for the final week of the challenge (earning us bonus funding), and we qualify for consideration of the $100,000 grant—all of which was thanks to your kindness and generosity! Thank you!
Keeping Pets & Families Together
Our mission is to provide veterinary care to pets in Northern Nevada who would otherwise suffer without it. Support from people like you to make sure that no pet in need goes without veterinary care for financial reasons. Any size donation helps to provide needed veterinary care to a dog or cat in need in our community!
Pets and people who stayed together thanks to Options' supporters
Why Options Veterinary Care is needed
Today the high cost of veterinary care and spay/neuter can put essential care for pets out of reach for many residents of Northern Nevada, especially senior citizens and others living on limited incomes. Lack of accessible, affordable care results in beloved pets being euthanized for treatable conditions, surrendered to animal shelters, or suffering without treatment.
This is a nationwide problem that is compounded in Washoe County by the rising cost of housing. An estimated 36,000 pets each year in Washoe County go without needed veterinary care because of financial barriers, according to Maddie's Fund research.
Options Veterinary Care is a nonprofit affordable, high-quality veterinary clinic serving Northern Nevada that provides care to pets of senior citizens, low-income residents, and others who cannot afford needed veterinary care for their pets.
With your help, we can significantly decrease animal suffering, economic euthanasia, and medical surrenders to animal shelters by providing families the opportunity to obtain needed veterinary care for the pets they love.