In 2018, with the grant funding of the Kimmel Foundation, we launched a Pilot Surgical Program initiative to reduce surgery costs, in partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals.
VCA Westborough generously provides the surgical space, anesthesia machine, and other necessary materials. Our staff determines surgical needs, works with our vets and the VCA to schedule dates, and organizes volunteers to arrange transportation for up to 20 cats and dogs for each clinic. They also prepare pertinent documents, ready vaccines and other supplies, and assist our veterinarian and her staff before, during, and after surgery.
The clinics have led to our solid partnership with VCA Animal Hospitals and the development of documented best practices. We consistently fill four or six-hour surgical clinics in the most economical way possible.