Veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates will offer a low-cost microchip clinic for pets during the “Pets & Pals Party.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / PRURGENT
Who: Central Veterinary Associates
Bayside Animal Clinic
Terrace Animal Clinic
Representatives of New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
New York City Councilman Mark Weprin
What: As a community service, veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, the Bayside Animal Clinic and the Terrace Animal Clinic, along with the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, will offer a low-cost microchip clinic for pets during the “Pets & Pals Party.” Pets & Pals is made possible with the generous funding of the Office of City Councilman Mark Weprin, and the generosity of CVA, which is donating many of the raffle prizes, microchips and staff time to this community event.
In exchange for a donation, owners will have their pets professionally implanted with a Home Again microchip. All the money raised will go to the Alley Pond Environmental Center and the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team.
The veterinarians emphasize that all pet owners should have their pets microchipped. This ensures their pet’s health and safety so that they can be found if they run away or if they are taken by a stranger. Having a pet microchipped is a successful step in responsible pet ownership.
When: Sunday, May 20, 2012
Where: Alley Pond Park
76th Avenue (off Springfield Boulevard)
Directions: From the LIE: Exit 29 toward Springfield Boulevard. Merge onto Horace Harding Expressway. Turn left onto Springfield Boulevard, then make a left onto 76th Avenue. Alley Pond Park is on your left.
From the Southern State Parkway: Take the Exit onto Cross Island Parkway. Take Exit 28B toward Union Turnpike. Make a left on Union Turnpike. Go 1.2 miles and make a right onto Springfield Boulevard. After 0.3 mile, turn right onto 76th Avenue. Park will be on the left.
Photo Ops: Veterinarians microchipping pets for the pet owners. Veterinarians joined by Councilman Weprin and representatives from the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
About Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.
Central Veterinary Associates is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Mineola, Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 110 staff members, including 18 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist, surgeon and internist available for consultation, a canine and feline general practice specialist and certified veterinary acupuncturist on staff.
For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.