On June 25, veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates and Bayside Animal Clinic held a low-cost microchip clinic during the Friends of Fort Totten Parks’ “Family Fun Day” at the Fort Totten Parade Grounds in Bayside. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Friends of Fort Totten Parks and the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team (NYC VERT). A microchip ensures the pet’s health and safety in the event they are lost or run away.
Raffles were sold for a chance to win gift certificates from Central Veterinary Associates, pet gift baskets and other wonderful prizes. Sales proceeds also went to benefit Friends of Fort Totten Parks and NYC VERT. There were also dogs available for adoption from Central Veterinary Associates.
“We at Central Veterinary Associates are proud to offer this low-cost microchip clinic at this fun family event,” said Dr. Aaron Vine, Vice President 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.”
Dr. Aaron Vine (right), Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine, Central Veterinary Associates, implants a microchip into Bella, a pointer mix, at its low-cost microchip clinic at Friends of Fort Totten Parks’ “Family Fun Day.” Also pictured are Craig Buxbaum of Beechhurst (center), the dog’s owner, and R.J. Ballos (left), Doctor’s Assistant, Central Veterinary Associates.