Learn more about how we give back to our community
First Free Exam
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic has partnered with the Loudoun County Animal Shelter to offer free first examinations for any dog or cat adopted from LCAS. We are happy to support our local shelter and hope any new adopters take advantage of the free health checkup we offer.
Pets in Need
Saying goodbye to a pet and family member is extremely hard. At Catoctin Veterinary Clinic we are all family and want to honor each pet in their passing. When we do need to put pets to sleep we make a $20 donation in their name to our Pets in Need Fund.
The purpose of the Pets in Need Fund is to help clients with limited or restricted financial means to afford medical treatments for their pets. In cases of emergency or unexpected illness, some pets might face euthanasia over treatment due to costs. Catoctin Vet saw the opportunity to help clients through these unforeseen and difficult times.
The Pets in Need fund began in January of 2018. Since inception, Catoctin Veterinary Clinic has contributed over $12,000 to this fund and assisted over 50 pets. This has helped many pets who would have otherwise not received the care they needed.
Individual clients have even donated to this fund and some have even opted to have their $20 client referral credit transferred to the Pets in Need Fund rather than their own personal account. The entire staff at Catoctin Vet would like to thank all those who have donated, and we hope to continue to help our clients who cannot otherwise afford veterinary care.
Loudoun Pet Pantry
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic has partnered with the Loudoun Pet Pantry to help keep pets in loving homes by providing food supplies to families in need. Many families face unexpected financial situations causing them to choose between feeding their children or their pets. Many pets are then surrendered to the shelter.
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic collects weekly donations for the Loudoun Pet Pantry. Individuals who want to help the Loudoun Pet Pantry can drop off cat and dog food donations at the Clinic. All brands of unopened, unexpired, nonprescription cat and dog food are accepted.
Fetch a Cure
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic is a sponsor and advocate for the organization FETCH a Cure. FETCH a Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on improving the quality of life for our pets. Working with pet owners and the veterinary community, FETCH is furthering pet cancer awareness, education, and treatment.
Their vision is simple: A community where no one is denied a choice for their pet’s health due to lack of options, education, or funding.
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic participates every year in the 5k Trail Run/Walk in Northern Virginia. The proceeds from this event benefit the Hannah Hershey Fund which provides financial assistance to pets and their owners in the Northern Virginia area facing a scary cancer diagnosis.
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic is a sponsor and participant of the Ribbon Run. This race benefits the Step Sisters’ mission to improve the quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through funding needed support services in Loudoun County and the surrounding community.
After repeatedly seeing the impact breast cancer had on patients and their families, they decided to dedicate their mission to assisting patients throughout treatment. They believe that no patient should feel that she is fighting breast cancer alone.
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic participates every year in the Brambleton Ribbon Run 5k Run/Walk. All proceeds from this event go to local breast cancer patients in need of Step Sisters’ services.
Santa Photos for a Cause
Catoctin Veterinary Clinic had their first annual photos with Santa in 2019! Pet parents came with their four-legged best friends for treats and smiled with Santa Paws! Every owner donated $20 for their personal photo session with Santa. All funds collected for Santa Paws photos are donated to the Loudoun Pet Pantry.
For those who do not know, The Loudoun Pet Pantry is a partner of the Humane Society of Loudoun County, Loudoun County Animal Services and Loudoun Hunger Relief. Its mission is to help keep pets in loving homes by providing food supplies for families in need. If you would like to donate, a collection bin is in the lobby of the clinic. The pet pantry accepts unopened and unexpired food year round.
Vinny Boombatts OAP OJP BCAT
Legend the K-9
OUR WAY OF HELPING VETERANS
Legend came to Catoctin Veterinary Clinic as a 16 week old yellow lab. His goal in life was to become a service dog for a veteran. One of the foundations of Catoctin Veterinary Clinic is giving back to the community. As Legend’s primary veterinarian, we are currently covering all of the costs associated with his health and well-being as he goes through training and placement to a local veteran.
Legend is the second dog to come through the MK9S program. MK9S Service Dogs is an organization providing highly trained service dogs tailored to meet specific veteran needs at no cost to the qualified and deserving veteran. Legend goes through intense training twice a week, and meets with his veteran family once a month.
A lucky veteran and his family matched with Legend and will be welcoming him into their family when he is 15-18 months old. Catoctin Veterinary Clinic is honored to work with this organization and such a special puppy. Our veterinarians and staff here hope to keep him happy and healthy throughout his career as a service dog.