Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Zeppelin the Blood Donor


Meet Zeppelin! He’s a 2 ½ year-old, very friendly guy, who belongs to our own Dr. Rob Schnurr. Zeppelin has the distinction of being the first and only three-legged dog on our blood donor list!
He may only have three legs, but he has more than 100% heart (* to clarify, that’s a metaphor; his
heart is normal and healthy).

If you have a pet – with three or four legs – who would like to donate blood to help our patients, please contact Adrian Kuzemchak, the VCA VRA hospital Blood Bank Coordinator.  Blood donors save lives of patients with immune disorders and cancers as well as those who have suffered trauma.




To qualify, dogs must be from 2 – 7 years of age, weigh over 50 pounds, be current on vaccines, spayed or neutered and have no adverse health issues.  Cats must be between 2 – 7 years of age, over 10 pounds in weight, up to date on vaccines, live indoors only, be spayed or neutered, and have no adverse health issues.

To honor our canine volunteers, each blood donor receives an exam and free annual bloodwork, a bag of food after each donation, a year’s supply of heartworm preventative, 20% off their veterinary bill if seen at our hospital and free blood products for life (if needed) once they have made three blood donations.



To show our appreciation, our feline donors receive an exam and free annual bloodwork, a bag of food after each donation, 20% off their veterinary bill if seen at our hospital and free blood products for life (if needed) once they have made three blood donations.


Please consider enrolling your pet in this wonderful program.

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