SOURCE: Solomons Veterinary Medical Center

September 13, 2011 07:00 ET

Solomons Veterinary Clinic Provides Volunteer Care for Shelter and Foster Animals

SOLOMONS, MD--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2011) - Solomons Veterinary Medical Center announced that their veterinarians and veterinary care team provide volunteer medical treatments for local animal shelters and pet adoption programs. The veterinary clinic announced that its staff works closely with P.A.W.S., a volunteer group that fosters animals until they can be adopted. The clinic also provides volunteer support for the treatment and care of feral cats. The vet clinic serves the St. Marys and Lusby pet communities, providing care for common pet health issues, dental care, surgical care and emergency veterinary care.

Dr. Nancy E. Ball, a veterinarian and owner of Solomons Veterinary Medical Center, announced that the veterinarians and veterinary care team provide volunteer care for local animal shelter pets. The veterinary hospital works closely with P.A.W.S., a volunteer group that finds foster homes for rescue animals until they are adopted.

"An important part of our mission as veterinarians is to encourage responsible pet ownership and the adoption of animals in need," said Dr. Ball. "Every pet deserves a loving home. Sadly, our local St. Marys and Lusby shelters are filled with animals in need of adoption. Providing free veterinary care and volunteering our time is an important way to support local adoption and pet foster programs."

Dr. Ball, along with veterinarians Dr. Jodi Edwards, Dr. Jill Ausenbaugh and Dr. Dan Doherty work closely with P.A.W.S., the Patuxent Animal Welfare Society. The non-profit advocates for humane care and spay/neuter operations as well as provides care for last-minute shelter rescue pets, strays and pets in need of a new home.

"We are proud to partner with P.A.W.S. to offer free care to pets in need," said Dr. Ball. "The non-profit does incredible work with the St. Marys and Lusby communities, helping to place dogs and cats with families, and we are proud to do our part to ensure these pets are healthy."

Individuals who would like to learn more about P.A.W.S. or who would like to volunteer as a foster animal home can do so by contacting the non-profit at 410-326-1616.

In addition to P.A.W.S., the vet clinic staff works with a variety of local animal shelters and adoption programs. These include groups that treat and care for feral cats. The animal hospital also has its own pet adoption program and supports the Calbert Animal Welfare League.

Solomons Veterinary Medical Center is a full-service veterinary clinic that provides routine wellness care, dental care and emergency care for dogs and cats. Select veterinarians also provide care for rabbits, pocket pets and birds.

Pet owners who would like to learn more about the vet clinic can do so by visiting the website, The website includes information on the practice, routine veterinary care and common pet health issues. The site also includes a Pet Portal to connect pet owners with veterinary information about their pet, including vaccinations, exam results and health articles, when the clinic is closed.

Contact Information

  • Solomons Veterinary Medical Center
    Solomons, MD