We are a locally owned and operated small business, and we enjoy giving back to the community that we live in. Below is information about some of the causes that we feel passionate about and how we strive to support them.
Partnership with Jordan High School
We have had several students from the Jordan High School Agriscience program intern with us here at Falconbridge Animal Hospital. One of these interns earned her Animal Care Certificate and is enrolled in the pre-vet program at NCSU.
We have also been lucky enough to be able to participate in some of Jordan High School’s career days and in helping care for some of their classroom animals.
Meals-On-Wheels of Durham
We hold fund raisers every fall to benefit Meals-On-Wheels of Durham clients that have pets. Its is important that people and their pets have access to high quality, nutritionally balanced food. We realized that these clients were sharing their meals with their pets, which prevents either from having their needs met. The money we raise is used to purchase high quality pet food so that the pets and their people can have meals that meet their individual needs.
To raise the funds that allow us to purchase the pet food, we have two events. We hold a raffle during the fall with prizes donated by our team and our local representatives for some of the pharmaceutical companies that make our favorite preventatives.
We also hold our Paws & Claus event each November giving fur-babies a chance to pose with Santa and contribute to Meals-On-Wheels by purchasing photos. Our hospitals donate the supplies and our team members donate their time so that all the proceeds are used to purchase pet food.
Dr. Keri Reeves also volunteers as a delivery driver for Meals-On-Wheels of Durham regularly.
Ellen has two cats that are registered Pet Partners therapy pets. Cadi has been visiting Carolina Preserve of Durham assisted living center regularly for five years. Vivo visits the Community Living Center at the Durham VA Medical Center. Both of them are also regulars at UNC Chapel Hill libraries for exam stress relief and participate in special events in the area.
Horse & Buddy Therapeutic Riding Program
Dr. Abby Lang volunteers at Horse & Buddy which helps people with special needs improve needed skills such as balance, motor-skills, and self-esteem through therapeutic horsemanship.
Our team members love participating in dog walks when their schedule allows. If you attend one of the local dog walks, keep and eye out for a team member sponsored by us!