December 18, 2019
Shelter medicine program takes veterinary care to rural area
By Sarah Nickerson
In 2019, Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program at Cornell provided four one-day veterinary wellness clinics to pets of low-income residents of Schuyler County, New York. The goal of these clinics was to provide pets who might not otherwise have access to veterinary care with routine wellness checkups, necessary vaccinations and assessment for further care that they might need.
An Engaged Opportunity Grant from the Office of Engagement Initiatives funded this community-engaged project. These grants are available to Cornell faculty and staff, providing funding of up to $5,000 in support of projects that not only involve collaboration with community partners, but also provide Cornell students with community engagement opportunities.