Below are some of the top supporters to Options Veterinary Care who have made it possible to carry out Options' mission to provide a safety net for pets in Northern Nevada.
Options is honored to have been selected by Mars Pet Care as part of their 2023 Better Cities for Pets program grant recipients. This grant was made possible because the City of Reno, under the leadership of Mayor Schieve and the city council, is one of Mars Pet Care’s certified Better Cities for Pets since 2019.
Jackie Bradner Memorial Clinic: The Options Veterinary Clinic on Longley Lane in Reno is the Jackie Bradner Memorial Clinic in recognition of Jackie's generous lead gift to open Options.
Waiting room sponsor
Sandra Powell Waiting Room: Sandra S. Powell was a lifelong dog lover. She taught political science at San Francisco University for over 30 years and retired to Reno, Nevada. Sandy passed away in 2021, at age 81. She was devoted to her dogs and they were her closest companions.
Exam room sponsors
Tony Exam Room #1: From rescue dog to registered therapy dog, Tony is also a R.E.A.D. dog – reading, education and assistance dog. He’s a literacy mentor, part of the official school curriculum at a local grammar school, and also worked at the local library. This exam room sponsorship was done in honor of Anna Marie and Paul DeLucia.
CASI Exam Room #2: CASI — Carson Animal Services Initiative — sponsored Options' Exam Room #2. CASI is a Carson City-based group devoted to supporting programs and organizations that reduce animal suffering or provide low-cost spay/neuter services. To learn more about CASI's efforts to help pets in Northern Nevada, visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/friendsofcasi.
Gloria Derby Exam Room #3: This exam room was made possible by the generosity of Gloria Derby in honor of her cat Mirah. She wonders what Julia is cooking. (Gloria also created the Joey & Rose Fund to pay for necessary veterinary services for the pets of seniors 65 and older.)
Angel Fund major supporters
Options' Angel Fund provides very low-cost or free veterinary service for pets who are in desperate need of help but whose owners cannot afford even our low costs. The following people and foundations have made significant donations toward this fund.
Petco Love — Petco Love’s mission is to create a better world for animals and the people who love and need them. We are grateful for Petco Love’s generous support that enables Options nonprofit clinic to help many pets in need who would otherwise suffer without care. Petco Love has created a national lost and found database for pets to reunite lost pets with their people. It's free and easy to use. Learn more and join the initiative by visiting https://lost.petcolove.org/.
Sandra Powell Trust — Sandra Powell, PhD, died at 81 in February 2021. Sandy's greatest love was spending time with her dogs — camping and hiking. She retired to Reno from the Bay Area after a long career as a professor of political science at San Fransisco State University. Her trust made a generous donation to Options Veterinary Care to help dogs who are owned by senior citizens and veterans who cannot otherwise afford needed care.
Lifestyle Homes Foundation — Lifestyle Homes Foundation in Reno, Nevada has supported animal rescue and spay-neuter programs since 2003.
Joey and Rose Fund — Started by a generous donor Gloria in honor of her two cats, Joey and Rose (seen in the photo to the right), this fund provides help up to $500 for cats and dogs of seniors 65 or older who face financial barriers in getting necessary treatment for their pets. Anyone can donate to the fund to extend its impact. Just make a donation — use the donation box on this page — and be sure to put "Joey and Rose" in the comment field.