AVC Offers Free Boarding for Pets Affected by Alberta Wildfires

May 13, 2016

Associate Veterinary Clinics (AVC) has announced that select hospitals in Edmonton and Calgary are offering free boarding assistance and emergency medical care for pets of families impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfires.

“Our hearts go out to all of those who have been impacted by the Ft. McMurray fire disaster,” said Robert Pakai, senior regional operations director for Alberta’s Associate Veterinary Clinics. “As I travelled today throughout Calgary to the clinics picking up donations from our clients and clinic team members, it was evidently clear the passion our teams have for helping people make pets’ lives better.”

Boarding assistance at participating hospitals is based on availability. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but if they are not, AVC veterinarians will update vaccinations free of charge.

AVC Hospitals will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced as a result of the fires. Additionally, all other AVC hospitals in Alberta will be offering free wellness exams and collecting food donations for pets impacted by the Fort McMurray wildfire.

Pet owners are encouraged to contact the Canadian Red Cross or any one of the following AVC hospitals for boarding assistance and more information.

In Edmonton:

Guardian Veterinary Centre – 780-436-5880

Capital City Animal Hospital – 780-433-9505

In Calgary:

Calgary North Veterinary Hospital & Emergency Service – 403-277-0135

Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency Centre (CARE) – 403-520-8387

Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre – 403-770-1340

To find the closest AVC hospital to you, please visit www.associatevets.com/ourclinics.

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