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Options Veterinary Care

Keeping Pets and Families Together

www.optionsveterinarycare.org Tax ID 27-0487147

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Mission: To provide quality, affordable, and accessible spay/neuter services and veterinary care options for pets and community cats in order to keep pets and families together and support a humane community.


Why is Options Veterinary Care needed?

You are probably among the 95% of Americans who consider their pet to be part of their family. And we bet you can imagine how upsetting it would be if you could not provide veterinary care for your beloved pet in their hour of need. Sadly, this is a reality for a growing number of Nevadans, especially for senior citizens and low-income families.

Today the high cost of spay/neuter and veterinary care can put these essential services for pets out of reach for many residents of Northern Nevada. Lack of accessible, affordable care results in beloved pets being surrendered to animal shelters, euthanasia for treatable conditions and, in some cases, the suffering of animals who go without treatment.

This is now a nationwide problem, often referred to as the “access to care” issue. It is exacerbated in Washoe County and surrounding areas by the rising cost of housing. Additionally, lack of transportation is a secondary challenge for some people in obtaining veterinary care for their pets, especially for senior citizens.