Vail Valley Animal Hospital’s Annual Pet Awareness Event Returns

The Pet Outreach event will take place at the Vail Valley Animal Hospital location in Edwards.
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Vail Valley Animal Hospital is offering free pet exams, free rabies vaccine (or free DAPP vaccine for puppies too), free parasitology and free heartworm testing at the 12th annual Pet Outreach event on November 18 .

After having to cancel this event in 2020 due to COVID-19, the hospital will be able to offer this free service to the community again this year. To ensure everyone’s health and safety, staff will all wear masks and are happy to provide curbside or in-room appointments.

Pet Outreach appointment requests can be picked up at Vail Valley Animal Hospital Eagle-Vail or Edwards, Wags and Whiskers clinics, The Eagle Valley Animal Shelter or by calling 970-926-3496. Requests can be returned to the VVAH clinic location or emailed to [email protected]. There are a limited number of places available for primary Eagle County residents in financial need or experiencing financial hardship, although VVAH does not require any documentation outside of the application.

The Pet Outreach event will take place at the Edwards Clinic, as the EagleVail Clinic will remain open for pet emergencies on November 18.

VVAH is also hosting a holiday giving drive for the Eagle County Animal Shelter. Donations for the shelter can be dropped off at either hospital in November and December.

Eagle County Animal Shelter Wish List

  • Cat Toys
  • Easily washable small cat beds – without foam inserts and easily washable dog beds – without foam inserts
  • Non-Clumping Cat Litter, Cat Litter Scoops, Metal Litter Boxes
  • Flat Buckle Collars, Leashes, Gentle Leaders, Easy Walk Harnesses
  • Kitten formula and bottles
  • Dog and cat treats, pill pouches, canned dog and cat food
  • Laundry

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Benjamin M. Yerger