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Animal Care PA

As the charitable arm of PVMA, the Animal Care PA's mission is to help caring people help animals by bridging the gap through our animal welfare initiatives like The Last Chance Program and Henry's Helping Paws Program as well as funding Veterinary Student Scholarships.





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Did you know that clients with insured pets visit the veterinarian 40% more often?

We partnered with Petplan to be able to offer a discount on pet insurance products. Discounts ranging from 10-20 percent can apply to both veterinary practice employees as well as to your clients. In addition, for each policy sold, Petplan will make a $10 donation to the Animal Care PA, formerly known as Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation, to help with programs like the Last Chance Program, which provides tender loving care grants to animals in need when limited or no financial means exist to pay for their care.


Fact Sheet Group


PVMA's fact sheets are designed with the public in mind. Each one highlights the importance of veterinary medicine and provides tips and facts on a variety of important topics.

Click on any of the fact sheets to print or download and save for use later. We plan to expand our selection of fact sheets, so if there is a topic you would like to see covered, let us know!


Preventive care, or a general wellness visit, is a proactive approach to healthcare. Just like changing the oil in your car can prevent additional problems, regular check-ups with your veterinarian for your pet can catch problems early or prevent them altogether. Depending on the age and health of your pet, your veterinarian may even create a customized plan of preventive care which is tailored to your pet’s specific needs.

Regular check-ups are also important because your pet can’t tell you when it doesn’t feel well. Unlike humans, animals hide pain, so there may not be any outward signs that something is wrong. Regular check-ups allow you to be sure that your pet is in good health.