At Adobe Animal Hospital we strive to make positive contributions to our Petaluma Community. Here’s some of what we’ve been up to lately.
April 2017- Petaluma Police Department K9s
Dr. Stemwedel and Dr. Dekleva are very proud to be the primary veterinarians for the Petaluma Police Department K9 Unit. Keeping these dogs in peak condition is vital to the performance of their duties. In recognition of the importance of the K9 unit to Petaluma, we are honored to be providing their veterinary examinations free of charge, as well as complimentary preventative medications for all the dogs. Other aspects of their care will also be provided at low-cost or no cost.
Recently we provided the officers with an Emergency Kit for the each of the K9s, including first aid supplies for injuries as well as for drug or toxin exposure. Supplies were donated by Adobe Animal Hospital, Golden Gate Pharmacy, and Victor Medical.
We are honored to work with these dogs, and their awesome human partners!
February 2017- Veterinary Delegation to Cuba
Last week Dr. Stemwedel and some of her colleagues in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners visited Havana, Cuba. The purpose of the Delegation was to foster friendship between veterinarians in Cuba and the US, and to discuss training and education standards, access to veterinary services in Cuba, and agriculture and food production in Cuba.
“We had an amazing trip. Our diverse group consisted of ABVP specialist veterinarians from all over the US, coming from small animal practice, large animal practice, and university teaching positions. We were welcomed by officials from the agricultural and veterinary fields, and visited the veterinary school in Havana as well as a small community veterinary clinic. We brought donated supplies to the private vet clinic run by Aniplant, the only non-govermental animal protection group legally allowed in Cuba.”
There are so many dogs and cats in need of homes, and so many wonderful organizations who help care for them and place them. We’d like to tell you about two of these organizations that we work with here at Adobe.
Petaluma Pet Pals rescues dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at risk of euthanasia at high kill shelters in the Bay Area and beyond.
Azaya Ranch Sanctuary is a non-profit animal rescue and sanctuary in Petaluma. What started out over twenty years ago as one woman’s passion, has now grown into a full-fledged rescue and sanctuary that exists to save animals from euthanasia and find them loving, forever homes.
Both of these groups do amazing work for the animals in their care. We are very pleased to be able to offer veterinary care for these rescued dogs and cats at a discount, so that they can help as many pets as possible. If you are considering adopting a pet, please think of these rescues.
We are also proud to support:
Petaluma Wildlife Museum
Girls on the Run
Casa Grande High School Lunch Buddies
Petaluma High School and Casa Grande Sports programs
Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo
We are proud to be a sponsor of the Petaluma Kids Gran Fondo. Each year, through kid-activated fundraising and a team effort from the Petaluma community, the PKGF raises money for families of children dealing with life-threatening illnesses or disabilities. Some of our team set up a booth at the event with dog and cat themed fun for all!
Redwood Empire Food Bank- Summer 2016
We have been ongoing supporters of the Redwood Empire Food Bank for several years, including hosting holiday food drives. This summer our staff is volunteering for the Summer Lunch Program, which provides healthy lunches for children during the summer when school lunch is not available.
We’re moved into our new hospital building at 408 Madison St. We are very proud of our new facility and are looking forward to providing even better service for our clients and our patients!