On October 27, Central Veterinary Associates hosted a microchipping and rabies clinic at the Merrick Jewish Centre. Veterinarians from Central Vets offered free rabies shots and microchipping services at a reduced rate, with proceeds to benefit New York City’s Veterinary Emergency Response Team (VERT), a volunteer group of veterinarians and animal health professionals that was developed after September 11, 2001 to ensure that qualified veterinary care is available during a catastrophic event.
The clinic was the idea of Jordan Nelson, son of Greg Nelson, DVM, DABVP, Shareholder and Senior Vice President, and Karen Liss, Associate DVM, Central Veterinary Associates. Jordan, who attends Hebrew school at the Centre, was assigned a mitzvah project that focused on caring for animals. Dr. Liss assisted her son with the project by teaching him about the benefits of microchipping pets and taking appropriate measures against rabies.
Photo: Dr. Karen Liss (left), Associate DVM, Central Veterinary Associates, prepares to vaccinate Babka, a Havanese, owned by Joy Loew (right) at CVA’s microchipping and rabies clinic, which was held October 27 at Merrick Jewish Centre. Dr. Liss is being assisted by Patricia Costello (right) of the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team.