The grand opening of Options Veterinary Care will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. The Reno clinic is at 4690 Longley Lane, Suite 1. Given pandemic restrictions, the grand opening activities will be hosted virtually – the public can receive Zoom video instructions by signing up at optionsveterinarycare.org/event-signup. Options, a program of Humane Network, is the region’s first nonprofit veterinary clinic for the public. It focuses on those who cannot otherwise afford care for their pets.
“Pets often suffer when their people cannot afford treatment,” says Denise Stevens, clinic director of Options Veterinary Care. “By opening this nonprofit clinic, we are able to provide veterinary care so that families can keep pets and don’t have to make the heartbreaking decision to surrender them to a shelter or to euthanize a pet with treatable conditions because they cannot afford care.”
The need in Washoe County and surrounding areas is great. A 2018 survey conducted by Wakefield Research showed that:
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