Strengthening the human animal bond is at the core of everything we do. Since Princeton Animal Hospital and Carnegie Cat Clinic has opened its doors, there exists a fervent desire to not only be a part of the community but to be involved within the community. We participate in several ongoing community related programs.
Our hospital is a refuge for the lost and abandoned pets of Plainsboro and West Windsor Townships, as well as the primary facility for handling all medical concerns for any sick or injured pets recovered by Animal Control. Princeton Animal Hospital and Carnegie Cat Clinic have found homes for hundreds of these lost furry souls with new, loving families. We also volunteer staff support for various veterinary clinics offered by the township.
Along with providing support for the townships, Princeton Animal Hospital and Carnegie Cat Clinic have supported a variety of rescue groups and shelters over the years, providing services to these wonderful organizations. Starting in 2009, we have held hospital adoption days and we proudly recommend groups such as Easel Pet Rescue League in Ewing Township, NJ; S.A.V.E. in Skillman, NJ and Pet Rescue of Mercer, based in Hamilton, NJ.
We recently visited Lightbridge Academy in Plainsboro to meet with the young students! Dr. Pope, Allie and Melissa's pup Whren spoke to the students about dog safety and what it is like to be a veterinarian. Whren soaked up all the attention while Dr. Pope and Technician Allie taught the students how to listen for a heartbeat. Everyone had so much fun! How cute are they in their caps, shoe covers and masks!
Our hospital's management team approached Mercer County Community College, in West Windsor Township, regarding a Veterinary Technician
Assistant program. A program of this nature enables us to provide local Princeton area residents and surrounding areas, with the opportunity to expose this rewarding field to the public and offer training in veterinary medicine. Princeton Animal Hospital, in conjunction with Mercer County Community College, together developed the curriculum and officially began the first leg of this journey in 2010. Princeton Animal Hospital holds the honor of being the official on-site externship location. Providing support for such a community program is an exciting venture for our hospital and provides opportunities to students for future employment. READ MORE
Animal Behavior College is an on line school, based out of California, for veterinary assistants to obtain their certification. An important part of any coursework in the veterinary industry requires students to fulfill a certain number of hours in a clinical setting to gain hands on experience. Princeton Animal Hospital & Carnegie Cat Clinic is thrilled to offer the support of our amazing team and our state of the art facility, to help our community's students fulfill their clinical hours. For more information on ABC, CLICK HERE.
The animal hospital is proud to support staff shadowing for community students from elementary ages all the way through high school students who are interested in the veterinary field of medicine. Students receive school credits through this amazing learning experience and allows our veterinary hospital to foster a love of veterinary medicine for our community students.
Our practice also participates in various fund raisers. We encourage the community and our clients and accept donated pet food for homeless animals. We sincerely thank all our thoughtful clients and residents of Princeton, West Windsor, Plainsboro etc. who, each year, donate an overwhelming and generous supply of pet food for Easel Animal Rescue League.
We are also a proud sponsor of the Pets for Patriots rescue mission. Pets for Patriots helps United States military veterans adopt a new pet friend while giving the most overlooked shelter dogs and cats hope and a home. Every day veterans take their own lives. Every eight seconds a dog or cat is put to sleep for lack of anyone to adopt them. Companion pet adoption saves two lives. Visit our Pets for Patriots site at CLICK HERE to learn more!
We have started carrying hand-made dog toys that are made by Youth Charity Organization (YCO), a local group in our community. We are accepting donations of $10.00 for the large toys and $5.00 for the small toys. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Attitudes In Reverse (AiR) foundation, a non-profit that YCO chose to support. AiR helps communities face mental disorders through education. All proceeds from these cute toys will help provide mental health education to youth locally & nationally.