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Reno SPCA Report
October 11, 2022

SPCA of Northern Nevada (SPCA-NN) is very grateful for this grant, which allowed us to get the necessary dental equipment and full staff training so we can provide in-house dentals for our shelter pets!

Your organization has provided hundreds of pets with vital pain relief and improved oral health—thank you! Oral health neglect is one of the most common health problems our rescued animals present with. Our dream is to one day have adequate vet med staffing that we can provide the dentals, and extractions, for high-grade dental disease animals in our care, plus dental cleanings prior to adoption. This is only a possibility because of the grant we received through you!

We are currently planning a modest expansion of part of our Adoption Center (specifically our multi-purpose room) to accommodate our growing programs and we are including a small dental suite in that room expansion plan. As long as we can hire the additional support staff, then this will allow us to perform far more dentals with our current equipment while our existing surgical suite and vet med team continue their focus on HQHV spay/neuter surgeries every day.

Thank you so much!!!

Jill Vacchina Dobbs, J.D. (she/her)
Executive Director
SPCA or Northern Nevada

www.spcanevada.org

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Donation Buys Duluth Zoo New Animal Dental Care Equipment

Make Me Smile Program is helping the Lake Superior Zoo purchase equipment and supplies to improve the dental health of zoo animals.

Make Me Smile Program

Reno, NV-(Dec. 11, 2015)   Jaxson would make the perfect pet for a family with young children.  The 5 year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi is gentle and loving with a sweet disposition.  However years of neglect have left the dog with bad breath and ugly stains on his teeth that officials say make him practically unadoptable. “Animals with periodontal disease are extremely difficult to place for adoption”, according to Veterinarian Dr.

Make Me Smile Help Contra Costa County

Make Me Smile project helps Contra Costa County Animal Shelter prepare dogs and cats for adoption

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Veterinary Dentists Are Bringing Shelter Pets and Adopters Together

"Make Me Smile Shelter Project" means sweeter breath and better health for homeless pets

Martinez, CA (Dec. 3, 2014) – Pets in animal shelters have a new ally in their search for homes: veterinary dentists.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 TITANIUM MEMBER CONTRIBUTORS

  • Dr. Larry Baker
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Cindy Charlier
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Jay Haenert
  • Dr. Paul Hobson
  • Dr. Stephen Juriga
  • Dr. Scott MacGee
  • Dr. Angela Mees
  • Dr. Bonnie Shope

The following 2020 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

The following 2018 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

The following 2017 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

  • Dr. A. Amimoto
  • Dr. Brett Beckman
  • Dr. Curt Coffman
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Dr. Toru Gotanda
  • Dr. William Kellner

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 TITANIUM CONTRIBUTORS

  • Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists
  • Dr. Richard McFarland
  • Dr. Susan McTaggart
  • Dr. Mike Overend
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Jamie Anderson
  • Companion Animal Dentistry of Kansas City