PAWS

paws-labworkWhat is PAWS?

A monthly clinic serving low-income pet owners with preventive veterinary services, run by veterinary technology students.

Why?   

Many low-income owners can not provide their pets with basic veterinary care.  PAWS services help eliminate zoonotic diseases that pose a threat to pets and their owners, and can lead to improved quality of life for pets and owners.

Service learning for veterinary technology students helps develop technical and communication skills while affecting change within the community.  Students develop an appreciation for the human-animal bond as they interact with clients and their pets. 

How? 

A screening process ensures that clients demonstrate financial need. Clinics are held at local community centers in Dover and Somersworth, NH.  Under veterinary supervision, students perform client communication and medical services, which may include routine vaccinations, blood testing, microchipping, ear cleaning, nail trims, etc.  Clients are provided with supplies of preventive medications as available.

Partners:


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Our clinic is funded by generous donations from a variety of sources.  All donations go directly towards the purchase of medical supplies for clinic pets. 

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Thank you to our volunteers!

Our clinic relies on volunteers to assist students during each clinic.  If you are a NH licensed veterinarian or a practicing veterinary technician who would like to assist, contact Program Director, Sarah Proctor at sarah.proctor@unh.edu

Veterinary Technicians

Allison Powers
Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH

Victoria Soletsky, CVT/LVT
Thompson School of Applied Science, UNH

Tracie Winslow
Myhre Equine Clinic, Rochester, NH

Alexis Bline, CVT
Capital Area Veterinary Emergency Services, Concord, NH

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