Compassion for Communities and their Pets
Lakefield Veterinary Group understands the impact that community involvement can have in helping animals that enrich our lives. Our mission is to create, deliver, and support programs that nurture healthy relationships between pets and people, including community outreach, education, and services. Our commitment allows us to help improve the lives of both pets and their human companions through our communities and beyond. Every year we donate to local charities that seek to better the lives of pets. We have also started a tradition with World Vets, where every year we send 15 team members to destinations around the world to help animals in need.
How We’re Helping
Ecuador World Vets 2018
The second annual Lakefield Veterinary Group partnership with World Vets International Aid Project was a success! Veterinarians, technicians, and animal caretakers joined forces in a humanitarian mission, high in the Andes mountains, in the communities surrounding Otavalo, Ecuador.
In the four days of clinical and surgical work, our group attended to over 600 patients, including 247 surgeries, administering parasite treatments, rabies vaccines, spays, neuters, and tumor removals. World Vets partnered with Ecuadorian veterinary students which allowed an opportunity for teaching and sharing surgical techniques. Our group experienced Ecuadorian culture including a farm, weaving school, thermal baths, equator museum, and a world-famous trade market.
The members of our team that were able to join together in this experience in Ecuador are forever changed and through participation in this trip, we are assured that we can always do the right thing.
Nicaragua World Vets 2017
Lakefield Veterinary Group in conjunction with Best Friends Pet Hotel joined forces with World Vets and spent several days in Nicaragua providing veterinary aid to the pets of the Nicaraguan people.
Our team included a diverse group of employees from around the U.S., including our President and COO, Mollie Hoff, who all came to Nicaragua to give back through a shared love and compassion for animals. People from near and far brought their sick, injured, or unvaccinated pets to the team members for treatment. Together, the team spayed or neutered 248 pets and gave over 500 rabies vaccines in just four days. It was a humbling and rewarding experience for our team members, who all thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Our vision of helping animals in Nicaragua was a success, and we couldn’t have done it without World Vets. We are committed to improving the lives of others and their pets, and we look forward to continuing to do so in the years to come.
If you would like to donate to World Vets, check out their supply wishlist here or click the button below to make a cash donation. Please include a note that your items are part of the Lakefield Fundraiser.
The Lakefield Veterinary Group Angel Tree campaign has provided food, toys, and pet care products to more than 100 different shelters and rescue organizations across the U.S. – and dozens of pets have found new homes. Our Lakefield Veterinary Group hospitals continue to support homeless pets each holiday season by donating unused items from the wishlists of shelters and rescues that they partner with or through monetary donations. If you are interested in supporting our efforts in helping reduce animal homelessness, please reach out to your local Lakefield Veterinary Group hospital to donate during the next holiday season.Back to Our Story