KETTERING, Ohio (WKEF) -- Responding to a need in our community, SICSA held its latest Neighborhood Wellness Clinic for pets.
Kaitlin Becraft, outreach and education manager for SICSA, said Friday's clinic, held at SICSA former facility in Kettering, was the last one in 2024 but they plan about six in a year.
These clinics provide dogs and cats with a nose-to-tail assessment, vaccines, flea prevention, dewormer, a microchip, and address minor medical concerns, Becraft said.
"We've had a really great response from the community," Becraft said. "A lot of people have identified this as a need they have. Veterinary care isn't cheap, unfortunately, and so anything we can do to provide services so that these guys can come out and get that preventative care ends up being helpful in the long-run, by providing vaccines you can prevent diseases later on down the line."
Becraft said these clinics are typically held in multiple locations in the Dayton region, such as Xenia and Kettering. They serve about 100 to 120 animals per clinic.
Becraft said the clinics are made possible with support from students at Sinclair Community College and Ohio State University.
For more information on upcoming clinics, or to learn about volunteer or donation opportunities, visit https://www.sicsa.org/community-veterinary-clinic/
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