Keeping Pets & Families Together
Our mission is to keep pets and families together even when the cost of veterinary care is out of reach. We are a nonprofit affordable, high-quality veterinary clinic serving Northern Nevada, and we rely on support from people like you to make sure that no pet suffers for financial reasons. Any size donation will help keep Options Veterinary Care as an essential resource for animals in our community!
Why Options Veterinary Care is needed
You are probably among the 95% of Americans who consider their pet to be part of their family. And we bet you can imagine how upsetting it would be if you could not provide veterinary care for your beloved pet in their hour of need. Sadly, this is a reality for a growing number of Nevadans, especially for senior citizens and low-income families.
Today the high cost of spay/neuter and veterinary care can put these essential services for pets out of reach for many residents of Northern Nevada. Lack of accessible, affordable care results in beloved pets being surrendered to animal shelters, euthanasia for treatable conditions and, in some cases, the suffering of animals who go without treatment.
This is now a nationwide problem. It is exacerbated in Washoe County and surrounding areas by the rising cost of housing and recently by increasing unemployment. 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.
How a nonprofit veterinary clinic like Options can help
There is a solution that has helped dramatically in other parts of the country, and we want to bring this solution to Northern Nevada.
Options Veterinary Care will be a resource to meet this crucial need for senior citizens and other low-income pet owners as well as those caring for community cats. It will also be a resource for existing veterinary businesses, animal shelters, and Social service agencies throughout Northern Nevada. Currently, these agencies struggle to find solutions for people who love their pets but who cannot afford spay/neuter surgery or veterinary care.
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 vet care for their beloved pet.
How you can help Options Veterinary Care help pets in need
Options Veterinary Care is seeking donations to help sustain this nonprofit clinic that provides affordable spay/neuter and care to the pets of individuals and families who cannot otherwise afford veterinary care.
There are still some naming opportunities available in the clinic for individuals or businesses that wish to make a substantial impact, such as the surgery suite, exam rooms, lab, and more. We are offering color tiles for donations ranging from $300 to $1,500 – depending on the size – that are placed prominently in the clinic lobby and also on the virtual supporter wall. The tiles can be a wonderful tribute or memorial to a pet or animal-loving person. A donation of any size will help Options Veterinary Care provide care to pets in need.