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VCA Animal Hospitals to Support Local Shelters and Rescue Organizations by Providing Free Healthy Start Exams for Adoptive Pet Parents


VCA Animal Hospitals (VCA) are ensuring that pets adopted from Washington area shelter and rescue organizations get off to a healthy start. As a proud sponsor of this year's America's Family Pet Expo at the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, VCA along with veterinarians and staff from 10 local VCA Animal Hospitals will offer attendees who adopt a shelter pet a complimentary first exam, and provide on-site consultations, expert advice and more to all pet-lovers at the event.

The American Family Pet Expo is being held at the Puyallup Fair & Event Center, Puyallup, WA on Saturday, November 3 from 10AM – 7PM and Sunday, November 4 from 10 AM –6PM. General Admission-$12, Seniors 60 & Over-$10, Children 6-12-$6, 5 Years & Under-Free, Active and Retired Military Members-Free. Parking is free.

“VCA is committed to helping shelter pets in the state of Washington,” said VCA Regional Operations Director Mary Purvis. “To that end, we have formed partnerships with many local shelters to help give adopted pets a healthy start in life with our free first exam.”

Attendees who adopt a local shelter pet will receive a new pet parent gift bag from VCA, which includes a healthy start certificate for a complimentary first exam at any of the 10 Washington area VCA hospitals. During the initial visit, a VCA veterinarian will evaluate and consult on the pet's overall health by checking the heart and other vital organs, as well as examine for fleas, ticks and other external parasites.

All pet parents and pet enthusiasts who attend the America's Family Pet Expo will have the opportunity to benefit from the exceptional healthcare provided by the VCA Animal Hospitals' teams. Veterinarians and staff will be on-site to provide information on pet healthy start and wellness, nutrition, parasite prevention, first-aid, as well as answer general pet healthcare related questions, including cat specific products and recommendations. Attendees will also receive a complimentary goodie bag and have the opportunity to enter a prize giveaway.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA operates more than 590 animal hospitals in 41 U.S. states and 3 Canadian provinces. These hospitals are staffed by more than 1,800 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give your pet the very best in medical care. Over 200 are board-certified specialists. VCA provides a full range of general medical and surgical services as well as specialized treatments. For more information on VCA Animal Hospitals, please visit

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