Midwestern University College of Veterinary Medicine

Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be participating in a mobile clinic on Saturday, Nov. 21.

Midwestern University’s College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) will be participating in a mobile clinic on Saturday, Nov. 21.

“Our Nov. 21, event is with Maricopa County’s Pet Help program,” said Rachael Kreisler, assistant professor.

“This program does community outreach in underserved Phoenix neighborhoods and provides medical care to underserved pets.

“We’ll be providing spay and neuter services on this day!

The program is funded by a $45,000 donation from Cathy Rinaldi, longtime animal care and control volunteer. Her donation helped launch Maricopa Pet Help, a new program to reach people who don’t have easy access to pet services.

The community outreach program will provide pet owners with spay/neuter services, vaccinations, basic veterinary care, collars and leashes, flea/tick preventative, pet food and additional resources. The goal is to help residents care for and keep their pets.

“I really do understand that some people have nothing, but they have their pet and they need to feed them, said Rinaldi. “It’s so good that we can help people without forcing them to pay anything.”