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North American Veterinary Heart Center Establishes Foundation, names Development Director

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North American Veterinary Heart Center Establishes Foundation, names Development Director

Terry Lee Kaly will direct fundraising efforts at the Jupiter veterinary cardiac center of excellence

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JUPITER, Fla., Aug. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Florida North American Veterinary Heart Center, which offers world-class cardiac care for pets in Jupiter, has taken a major step in ensuring the care of future generations of animal companions.

NAVHC has established a 501 (C) 3 not-for-profit foundation "North American Veterinary Heart Center Foundation" NAVHCF and has named Terry Lee Kaly as its Development Director.

"Terry Lee is a seasoned professional with decades of fundraising experience," said Giovanni Di Stadio, president, CEO, and co-founder of the heart center. "And just as important, she has the passion and the drive to help us grow into an internationally recognized center for heart care."

Under Ms. Kaly's guidance, the foundation will coordinate all fundraising initiatives for NAVHCF.

The establishment of a foundation is the latest step for NAVHC as it continues to grow.

It has a founding board of directors that includes:

President — Jeffrey A. Weiss, D.O., a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology, and the National Board of Echocardiography and president of TEAMHealth Anesthesia.

Secretary — Peter M. Gloggner, vice president and chief human resources officer at Jupiter Medical Center.

Treasurer — Margaret Worley, vice president at FirstCity Bank of Commerce in Palm Beach Gardens.

"Collectively, the members of our board offer decades of experience and bring with them trusted business and community reputations; these attributes will be invaluable to our continued growth,"
Mr. Di Stadio said. "Our Board of Directors in partnership with Ms. Kaly will ensure our success as we rise to the next level."

Since 2010, Ms. Kaly has run TK Associates, a Palm Beach fundraising firm. She is a private wealth banker who has a master's degree from Marywood College and has earned CTFA certification in Planned Giving. She has worked on multiple campaigns for universities, private schools, hospitals and other health-care organizations and large not-for-profit organizations, and has handled projects that included youth services, crisis management, government interaction and environmental protection efforts and their fundraising.

"I look forward to helping North American Veterinary Heart Center extend its reach and to develop new treatments to prolong the quality of our pets' lives," Ms. Kaly said. "Our fundraising efforts also will ensure that we can care for pets, regardless of their humans' ability to pay."

Besides enabling NAVHC to deliver expanded access to world-class care for dogs and cats, money raised also will help establish new high-tech treatment and research facilities to meet global demand for advanced cardiac, pulmonary and renal care and other critical health services.

"We want to improve the quality of life for animals from around the world, both through our procedures and through the research we conduct right here in Jupiter," said Dr. Weiss, the board President.

After all, the area is home to outposts of the fabled Max Planck Institute for Neuroscience and The Scripps Research Institute.

"Our location in Jupiter, Florida affords us unparalleled access to science and technology. We are honored to join the biomedical research hub here in the northern end of Palm Beach County and look forward to mutually beneficial collaborations with the research community," Weiss continued.

Dr. Pelosi NAVHC's Medical Director said: "The foundation will be instrumental in training the next generation of healers, offering a program that will grant money to veterinary students, providing them with added incentive to become cardiologists and cardiac surgeons."

"Having more specialists also will make cutting-edge care more widely available across the world," Pelosi continued.

As part of its mission, the foundation also will defray the cost of unique procedures offered to companion and to "service dogs" trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of individuals with disabilities and will help defray the cost of unique life-saving procedures to "K9" dogs in the service to law enforcement governmental agencies.

"This is one way in which we can give back to these animals who have provided so much to us in service," NAVHC's Mr. Di Stadio said.

North American Veterinary Heart Center is at 1680 S. Central Blvd., Suite 112, Jupiter. For more information, visit http://www.navetheart.com or call 561-250-6580.

About North American Veterinary Heart Center:
North American Veterinary Heart Center is the world's most advanced veterinary cardiology and heart surgery center offering a world-class portfolio of cardiology, heart surgery, and dental procedures for "high-risk" patients such senior pets or pets with underlying medical conditions. The center's medical director is Dr. Augusta Pelosi the world's only double board-certified veterinary cardiologist and heart surgeon. Located in Florida's biomedical hub of Jupiter, NAVHC provides easy access to international airports and welcomes pets and their families from around the world.

For media inquiries, telephone Giovanni Di Stadio at: 561-250-6580

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