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Meet Kirby the HERO DOG!


Kirby, one of the HERO DOGS with advanced training, visited us with Joanne, HERO DOGS Director of Development, on Wednesday, April 10 to accept a $1,500 donation check from our Big Red Doghouse Foundation. Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. They have a small staff and more than 100 active volunteers committed to the success of our mission. HERO DOGS is located at Waredaca Farm in Laytonsville, MD. 

Kirby won over all of our hearts as soon as he entered the building. His happy tail and his ready-to-please attitude made him an immediate favorite among the team. Joanne demonstrated Kirby's amazing abilities to pick up items dropped on the floor (even credit cards), offer her comfort by sitting at her feet with his whole body pressed against her legs, placing his head in our open palms as a greeting, and on and on... Kirby is in advanced training and will be matched with an American Hero later this year. 

You can view the HERO DOG volunteer puppy raisers and their puppies in training on the HERO DOG FaceBook page and Instagram page. You can learn so much more about the HERO DOGS program on their website. Better yet, come to their fundraising event at Waredaca Brewing Company on April 25; to learn more click here

We make these donations through our Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF), . This is our fourth $1,500 gift fom the BRDF since the program began in February 2018. Our entire Health Care Team is super-excited to be making a bigger difference in the world of pets! 




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Thank you for entrusting us with your pets' care and for recognizing our amazing Health Care Team by voting for us as Best Veterinary Hospital in Bowie! 

We promise to always give 200% as we strive to exceed your expectations at each and every visit. 

THANK YOU! We donated another $1,500! Meet the recipient - Pets With Disabilities

We are so pleased and proud to be able to donate our second $1,500 gift from the Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF)! Our donation goes to Pets With Disabilities (PWD) and the wonderful work that they do! PWD not only rescues, fosters and adopts pets with disabilities, they also support owners of speical needs  pets with education, wheelchair assistance, and so much more. You can learn more about their efforts, the pets needing homes (including adorable Penny in our photo below), and the amazing work that they do on their website or by attending their annual Open House on October 27, 1-5pm! 

Thank you to all of our Pet Parents that have registered for our Premium Client Rewards Program. HVH donates 1% of each and every one of these invoices to the BRDF! To learn more about the Foundation, click here.

Our HVH Health Care Team celebrates with Mrs. Joyce Darrell (and adorable dog Penny) as we present the "big check"

We Can't Stop Smiling! Because...

We have donated $1,500 to the California Veterinary Medical Reserve Corps (CAVMRC) Disaster Relief Fund. This amazing group of doctors, veterinary technicians, assistants, and students had been deployed to volunteer their time to assist with the rescue and care of the pets affected by the California Camp Fire. Here are some statistics: 

  • 313 CAVMRC volunteers deployed to assist
  • 2,700 animals between all shelter locations being monitored by the CAVMRC
  • 30 volunteer veterinary hospitals receiving sick and injured animals from the CAVMRC for care
  • 361 12-hour shifts covered by CAVMRC volunteers
  • 400+ animals receiving extensive and/or ongoing treatment by the CAVMRC (burns, illness, etc.)

Through our new Big Red Doghouse Foundation (BRDF), and the generous support of our clients registered for our Client Rewards Program, we have donated 1% of all those invoices to be able to make this happen. This is the third $1,500 gift fom the BRDF since the program began in February 2018. Our entire Health Care Team is super-excited to be making a bigger difference in the world of pets! 

To learn more about CAVMRC, click here to visit their website. 

To learn more about our Big Red Doghouse Foundation, click here