Low-Cost Microchip Clinic Benefits Friends of Fort Totten Parks and NYC VERT.
Dr. Greg Nelson (left), Senior Vice President, Central Veterinary Associates, prepares to insert a microchip into Enzo, a shih tzu, during the Friends of Fort Totten Parks’ 11th Annual Family Fun Day on June 13 with help from Kayla Aponte (right), Veterinary Assistant, Boulevard Animal Clinic in Forest Hills.
On June 13, Central Veterinary Associates hosted a low-cost microchip clinic during the Friends of Fort Totten Parks’ 11th annual “Family Fun Day,” which took place on June 13 at the Fort Totten Parade Grounds in Bayside.
For a donation of $25, veterinarians from CVA, Bayside Animal Clinic and Boulevard Animal Clinic provided a Home Again microchip for the pets. All of the proceeds went to Friends of Fort Totten Parks and the New York City Veterinary Emergency Response Team (NYC VERT). In addition to the clinic, there were child safety groups, police and fire education, pet adoptions, educational groups, adult health screenings, and other activities, as well as children’s games and activities.
The veterinarians at CVA emphasized that all pet owners should have their pets microchipped. This ensures their pet’s health and safety so that they can be found if they run away or if they are taken by a stranger. Having a pet microchipped is a successful step in responsible pet ownership.
“Family Fun Day” was presented by The Friends of Fort Totten Parks and the Northeast Queens Park Administrator.