On May 15, 2011 veterinarians from Central Veterinary Associates, P.C., Terrace Animal Clinic in Great Neck and Bayside Animal Clinic held a low-cost microchip clinic at Alley Pond Park in Douglaston. Proceeds from the event went to benefit the Alley Pond Environmental Center (APEC) 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 from Perfect Puppy in Great Neck and Pet Works in Lawrence and other prizes. Sales proceeds also went to APEC and NYC VERT.
The “Pets and Pals Party” was presented by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation and funded by the generous support of the Office of New York City Councilman Mark Weprin.
Dr. John Charos (center), Practitioner of Veterinary Medicine, Central Veterinary Associates, P.C., implants a microchip into Bull Jenkins, a bulldog, at a low-cost microchip clinic at the “Pets & Pals Party.” Dr. Charos is joined by New York City Councilman Mark Weprin (left) and T.J. Ballos (right), Doctor’s Assistant, Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.