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Financial Help in Indianapolis area

The November 2011 issue of the Veterinary Practice News made me smile with an article about Purdue School of Veterinary Medicine starting a program to help veterinary students get needed practice while helping provide veterinary care to low-income residents in Marion county, near Indianapolis.

In September, 2011,  they announced the start of the program in the Purdue News. A woman concerned with pet owners with financial hardships gave an anonymous $100,000 donation that was matched by Elanco company.

Fourth year veterinary students and veterinary technician students will work with 3 clinics to provide basic vaccines, health exams, heartworm tests at scheduled clinics for people who have been approved by a community group. “…other care will be provided at the discretion of the clinician in charge…as long as funding permits.”

From a holistic perspective, we need donors to step forward to create similar programs to teach students and animal guardians alternative modalites. This program could provide a template for such programs across the country.

By | 2012-03-03T07:25:03+00:00 March 3rd, 2012|cats, dogs, finances|0 Comments

About the Author:

Christina Chambreau, DVM, graduated from the University of Georgia Veterinary College in 1980 and has had a Homeopathic Veterinary Practice since 1988. She is co-founder and was Chair for the Academy of Veterinary homeopathy. She is the author of Healthy Animal’s Journal: What You Can Do to Have Your Dog or Cat Live a Long and Healthy Life; Healthy Dog Journal ebook; Fleas Be Gone kindle; and co-author of Tutorial and Workbook for the Homeopathic Repertory and How to Have a Stress Free Wedding and Live Happily Ever After. She has written and is quoted in many magazines. She lectures at veterinary conferences around the world. She speaks and gives classes for animal enthusiasts and practitioners. She is committed to empowering people to heal their animals and themselves in a way that heals the planet.

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