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North Hills Monthly

Wellness Wednesdays at Animal Friends

Jan 31, 2018 02:13PM ● By North Hills Monthly magazine

By Kassondra Miller, Clinic Services Coordinator

The hallmark of Animal Friends’ Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center is to provide affordable wellness services to financially struggling pet owners. Just because a family may have fallen on difficult economic times doesn’t mean that their pets don’t deserve high-quality veterinary care. By giving the community access to low-cost, high-quality services, Animal Friends can keep pets healthy and at home with caring families–where they belong.

Scheduling a yearly wellness visit is the best way to keep your pet healthy. Not only will it provide your pet with preventative care they may need–such as a heartworm test, general blood work and vaccinations–it is the perfect time to identify any number of potentially life-threatening conditions and begin treatment. As your pet ages, their need for routine care may increase. We recommend that pets older than 7 years have a preventative care appointment twice a year.

To help low-income families keep their four-legged members feeling their best, Animal Friends has introduced Wellness Wednesdays at its Howard Ash Animal Wellness Center. 

Beginning in February, you can schedule a wellness visit that includes a physical exam by a licensed veterinarian. From there you can opt to get your pet routine vaccinations, flea and tick treatments and tests to detect conditions such as heartworm, Lyme disease, feline leukemia and FIV. You can also make appointments for routine illnesses, like ear and eye infections or sneezing and coughing. And, you’ll be provided with any necessary medication during your visit so you won’t need to make an extra trip to the pharmacy!


By offering low-cost wellness services with compassionate staff in a judgement-free zone, Animal Friends knows that it will be helping its clients and their pets–and looks forward to doing so.

Wellness visits are by appointment only. To schedule your visit, contact the Clinic Services team at 412-847-7004.