Our love of pets extends to the community that we love and the people that live here, as well as the extended global community. As a longstanding, award winning local business we like to find ways to give back.
The following are a few of the organizations that we are involved in.
Guelph Humane Society – G.H.S. provides shelter and care for homeless, stray and abused animals since 1893. Each year they service approximately 3000 animals in need. At Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic we are proud to support their vision and mission by providing medical services and participating in thier spay/neuter program. We also provide care for foster kittens on a continual basis and have the best fostering adoption rate in the city!
National Service Dogs – is dedicated to enriching the quality of life and enhancing the independence of individuals living with special needs by providing them with specially trained Golden and Labrador Retrievers. Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic is proud and excited to be sponsoring a puppy. This sponsorship provides the financing to raise a puppy from birth to placement.
OVC Pet Trust – Highway 24 is a strong supporter of OVC Pet Trust, Canada’s first charitable fund entirely dedicated to advancing the health and well being of companion animals. Each year Pet Trust provides funding for innovative discoveries that have led to major improvements in anesthesia, cancer research, improving the understanding of the human companion animal bond, and much more.
OVC Externship Program – Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic is honored to be one of the vet clinics chosen to participate in the externship program. Our doctors mentor and facilitate teaching of veterinary students as part of their curriculum.
World Vets – is an volunteer organization that develops, implements, and manages international veterinary and disaster relief programs to help animals, educate people and have a positive impact o communities around the world.
Guide Dogs of Canada – Since the early 1980’s the Lions Foundation has developed a national project to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them with a guide dog at o cost. The foundation relies soley on donations from individuals, service clubs, foundations, and corporations and does not receive any grant funding.
Farley Fund – created in 2002 by the OVMA, this foundation affords veterinarians the ability to help low income pet owners with unexpected costs of caring for a sick or injured pet. The funds are raised for this foundation by hundreds of veterinarians each year.
CVO – The College is a regulatory body that governs the veterinary profession since 1874. The college protects and serves the public through the regulation of the practice of veterinary medicine.
AAHA – established in 1933 AAHA is the only companion animal exclusive veterinary association. Only 12-15% of all veterinary practices in the USA and Canada are AAHA accredited. To become accredited companion animal hospitals undergo regular comprehensive evaluations by AAHA veterinary experts who evaluate the practice on over 900 standards of veterinary care. The association also provides educational tools and resources.
OVMA – The OVMA is the largest veterinary association in Canada. Starting in 1874, this organization has grown and serves Ontario Veterinarians by providing world class continuing education, career advice, and management assistance. The OVMA is also credited with creating the Farley Foundation.
CAVD – Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology began in 1984 providing an information network veterinary dermatologists and general practitioners with an special interest in dermatology . This association also hosts seminars and even the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology.
OAVT – is a professional organization that exists to promote, maintain and regulate the professional standards of veterinary technicians and vet technologists. The OAVT also provides continuing education for technicians and continues to promote veterinary technicians in our community.
CVMA – The CVMA is the national and international voice for Canada’s veterinarians, providing leadership and advocacy for veterinary medicine. The priorities of the CVMA are to provide leadership on national veterinary issues and advocate for animal welfare.
In addition, our team at Highway 24 happily participates and makes various donations to many other local charities such as Hope House, The Suzuki School of Guelph, The Guelph Youth Music Center, Free the Children, and The Guelph Food Bank, and several local schools.