In addition to providing high quality veterinary care, we also have a passion for giving back to our community. We participate in many fundraising efforts in Burlington and surrounding communities. We also make regular contributions to the Ontario Veterinary College Pet Trust Fund. Headon Forest Animal Hospital has also provided gift baskets for various organizations in the community including Carpenter House Hospice and Kilbride Public School. One program we are very proud to support is the student Co-op program that is offered by local high schools. Through this program, high school students spend time at the clinic during the semester and work and learn more about life in the veterinary practice.
Veterinary Outreach Program
In April of 2017, members of the Headon Forest team (pictured Olivia Mazerotto –vet student, Lilli Enders-kennel attendant and Drs. Patricia Murphy, Lindsay Patton) participated in the Veterinary Outreach Program in Toronto. The Mission Veterinary Care program began in 2003 providing preventative health care to animals of the homeless at the Ottawa Mission, and is now also operating in Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto, ON. Operating from CVO (College of Veterinarians of Ontario) licensed companion animal mobiles and staffed with volunteers, animals are examined, vaccinated, treated for internal and external parasites, and owners receive education and advice on nutrition, dental care, behaviour, and the benefits of sterilization.
Find out more about this amazing organization at www.vetoutreach.org
Burlington Humane Society
Our team is committed to helping The Burlington Humane Society and many ways throughout the year. Dr. Hall works with the shelter to ensure the wellbeing of all the animals under her care and participates in rabies and microchipping clinics organized by the shelter. Our team also participates in these events and we had lots of fun taking part in previous years Arfmazing Race.
Pets Plus US Champion Award 2017
We were very honored to receive the Pets Plus Us Champion Award in 2017. This award is sponsored by Pets Plus Us Pet Insurance and recognizes outstanding service in a number of categories in the animal health field. We were nominated by our clients and underwent a voting and judging process to win this award. The Award of $1500 was donated to the Burlington Humane Society (www.burlingtonhumane.ca ) and the National Wildlife Center based in Caledon Ontario (https://nationalwildlifecentre.ca )
Through the years, our practice has sponsored various sports teams and even participated on the coaching level! This year, our practice was proud to help sponsor the Hamilton Hawks girls Midget AA Hockey team and the Hamilton Major Pee Wee Cardinals Baseball Team.
Each year, our team is happy to help raise money for the Farley Foundation. We have offered discount nail trims, given baths for Farley and participated in the Bike for Farley. The Farley Foundation assists those who are struggling financially to pay for veterinary care for their pets. Pet owners who cannot afford medical care for their sick or injured pet, and who fall into a specific category of assistance (for example, those receiving CPP disability, OIS) Please visit www.farleyfoundation.org for more information about this amazing organization.