SOURCE: American Animal Care Center

American Animal Care Center

June 04, 2009 13:09 ET

American Animal Care Center Honored by Bay Area Assembly Member

Businesses From Each District in the State, Including American Animal Care Center in the East Bay Area, Were Recently Honored by the California Small Business Association in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - June 4, 2009) - Small businesses representing every district in California were recently honored by the State Assembly in Sacramento. Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico, D-Newark, picked Fremont's American Animal Care Center as the 20th District's honoree. The team at American Animal Care Center is proud to announce they are being honored as Small Business of the Year for their district.

"American Animal Care Center is a fine example of a small business that succeeds by not only providing valuable services for its customers, but also the community at large," said Torrico.

American Animal Care Center was founded in 1986 by Dr. Dharam Salwan and is now operated by his son, Dr. Raj Salwan, who also writes the weekly "Pet Pro" column for the Fremont Argus and chairs Fremont's Human Relations Commission. The animal practice has achieved the highest accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association for Excellence in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery.

The doctors believe in giving back to the communities that have attributed to their success. One example is their Pet and Wildlife Fund, which provides free services for good Samaritans who bring in injured pets from the streets. They treat, rehabilitate and find homes for these animals. American Animal Care Center also offers reduced fee and discounted services for rescue groups.

American Animal Care Center is the largest private animal hospital in the Bay Area. Other recent honors include being named one of the "Top Vets for Pets" in the Bay Area and the Best Animal Hospital in Fremont in 2008 and 2009.

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About American Animal Care Center:

American Animal Hospital is the largest provider of veterinary services to the Bay Area's Tri-City district. It is a full-service hospital for small animal medicine, surgery and dentistry. They also provide emergency, grooming and boarding services for dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets such as guinea pigs, ferrets, rats, rabbits, chinchillas and hamsters. American Animal Care Center employs the latest standards in medicine, surgery and dentistry with an emphasis on preventive care. They also offer affordable spay/neuter and vaccination programs.