Central Veterinary Associates to Offer Low-Cost Microchip Clinic during “Pets & Pals” Party


Proceeds to Benefit Alley Pond Environmental Center, NYC Veterinary Emergency Response Team and Bobbi and the Strays.

Central Veterinary Associates — along with the Bayside Animal Clinic, the Boulevard Animal Clinic in Forest Hills and the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation — is offering a low-cost microchip clinic at the “Pets & Pals Party” that will be held at Alley Pond Park on May 5 from noon to 3 p.m. The park is located at 76th Avenue (off Springfield Boulevard) in Douglaston, Queens.

For a $25 donation, the veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, Bayside Animal Clinic and Boulevard Animal Clinic will protect your pet with a Home Again microchip. For an additional $18, your pet will be registered onsite for life. All donations will go to benefit the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC), the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team (NYCVERT) and Bobbi and the Strays, a not-for-profit no-kill shelter based in Glendale, Queens.

In addition to the clinic, there will be raffle prizes, rides, games, arts and crafts, giveaways, animal demonstrations, pet adoptions and more. Proceeds from the raffle sales will also go to benefit APEC, NYCVERT and Bobbi and the Strays. Pets & Pals is made possible with the generous funding of the Office of City Councilman Mark Weprin, the New York City Parks and Recreation Department and CVA — which donates many of the raffle prizes, microchips and staff time for this community event — and its network of animal hospitals.

“We at Central Veterinary Associates are proud to work with Councilman Weprin and Bobbi and the Strays in sponsoring this community event,” said Dr. John Charos, President/Chief Executive Officer and Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine, Central Veterinary Associates. “We urge all pet owners to have their pets microchipped. There is nothing more heartbreaking than losing a pet when it runs away or is taken away by someone else. By having your pet microchipped, you are ensuring your pet’s safety and also helping a worthwhile cause.”

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