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Mercer Veterinary Clinic for the Homeless
URGENT: PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE REGARDING THE FUTURE OF MERCER VETERINARY CLINIC
Mercer Veterinary Clinic’s home at Loaves and Fishes is in jeopardy. We originally anticipated that Loaves and Fishes would be tearing down the warehouse we use some time next year, but we were recently informed that the building will come down in early June 2013.
Through extensive fundraising, we have raised nearly $95,000 (as of May 25, 2013) to purchase two portable trailers to convert into a permanent clinic. We will be able to treat animals in individual exam rooms, perform surgeries in a fully-stocked surgical suite, and store prescription veterinary diets, pharmaceutical and lab equipment. Another important component of the new trailers will be an isolation room which will help to control the spread of infectious agents. Our leadership team has been working tirelessly to oversee the construction of these various components, which must meet stringent standards according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. The clinic will provide invaluable opportunity for the students in high quality medicine, practice management, budgeting, client relationships and technical skills.
We are in desperate need of additional funding to support the continued construction and transform the units into a fully-functional veterinary clinic. The total purchase, construction and renovation of the clinic is estimated at $150,000, so we are in desperate need of an additional $55,000 in donations. While the clinic is run by UC Davis students, we act as our own non-profit agency independent of university and do not receive funding from them, so it is imperative that we reach to the community for support. Your consideration will allow us to continue to provide high-quality veterinary care to the homeless pet population of Sacramento.
This year marks Mercer Veterinary Clinic’s 20th anniversary, a moment that is celebratory, but also devastating. Our short-term goal is to raise this additional $55,000 to get us up and running. These animals have stuck by their owners through thick and thin, and are often their only family and friend. Please help us save them.
Please visit the Mercer Clinic Donations page to help us reach our goal.
Mercer Veterinary Clinic
P.O. Box 297
Davis, CA 95617
(530) 752-1143 (messages)
NEW POLICY IN PLACE STARTING DECEMBER 2012: All clients must provide a current TB card to be eligible for services.
Obtain a TB Card at Loaves and Fishes
1321 North C. St.
Sacramento, CA 95811
Hours: M-F 7am-2:30pm
Phone: (916) 226-3345