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The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine has partnered with LifeCare Alliance to provide wellness care for pets belonging to elderly or homebound residents in Franklin County. The program is under the direction of the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine faculty members, Drs. Larry Hill and Linda Lord.
Drs. Hill and Lord, along with veterinary students, spend one day a week providing basic veterinary care for animals owned by individuals that either do not have access to veterinary care because they are homebound or due to financial constraints.
The specific objectives for the Veterinary Outreach Program are to educate pet owners in Central Ohio regarding the basic and essential elements of pet health and well-being; establish the program as an on-going rotation for The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine students as a method for raising students’ awareness and sense of civic responsibility; and contribute meaningful research and scholarship regarding prevalence of pet ownership and effect of pets and pet healthcare on social and behavioral sciences, including the effect on family structure and well-being, pet health and wellness, and the humananimal bond.
This program will not only improve the lives of the thousands of animals and pet owners it will serve, but also will increase the skills and community awareness of the hundreds of students involved.
Our work can continue with your help. We invite you to help support our efforts to expand the Veterinary Outreach Program. Gifts of any amount will impact the program by allowing us to:
*If you are interested in giving to the Veterinary Outreach Program, please contact the CVM Development Office for more information about supporting the Veterinary Outreach Program. 614-688-8433
**If you are interested in services from the Program, we currently only take clients of LifeCare Alliance. Please contact them at 614-278-3130 for a program referral.
For general information on the Veterinary Outreach Program, please call 614-688-5588
Our goal is to keep animals healthy and with their owners as long as possible.