American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) – www.acvo.org
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) is an organization, not an actual physical location, that (through the American Board of Veterinary Ophthalmology® or ABVO®) has established certifying criteria for Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (DACVO®) and residents in training to become Diplomates.
Animal Defense League – www.adltexas.org
The Animal Defense League is a non-profit organization that is a true no-kill shelter for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs and cats. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for these animals by providing needed medical care, including spaying and neutering. Food, shelter, and safety are also provided – along with compassion and attention. While maintaining a healthy and loving facility, ADL consistently works to find the best possible home for each resident animal.
Care Credit – www.carecredit.com/practices/veterinary
For over 30 years, CareCredit has been providing a valuable financing option for treatments and procedures that typically are not covered by insurance, or for times when insurance doesn’t cover the full amount. CareCredit also recently acquired Pets Best to expand how CareCredit helps pets, over the course of their lifetime. It’s a new way we’re helping people who love their pets.
CHIC – www.caninehealthinfo.org
The OFA created the Canine Health Information Center (CHIC) by partnering with participating parent clubs to research and maintain information on the health issues prevalent in specific breeds. We’ve established a recommended protocol for breedspecific health screenings. Dogs tested in accordance with that protocol are recognized with a CHIC number and certification. At OFA, we recognize that the more information stored and accessible in these databases, the better it will be for every breed. And so we encourage all breeders to attain CHIC Certification if their breed participates in the CHIC program.
City of San Antonio, Animal Care Services – www.sanantonio.gov/animalcare
The City of San Antonio Animal Care Services is the largest, open admission, municipal shelter in South Texas. Serving San Antonio residents, ACS resides on a 14-acre campus boasting a variety of programs and services aimed at encouraging responsible pet ownership and compliance in our community. Check out this video for a brief look at ACS. The ACS mission is to encourage responsible pet ownership by promoting and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the residents and pets of San Antonio through education, enforcement, and community partnership.
Doggles – www.shop.doggles.com
Goggles for dogs – the first and only eye protection designed and created just for dogs.
Guide Dogs of Texas – www.guidedogsoftexas.org
The mission of Guide Dogs of Texas is to increase days of freedom, mobility and independence for Texans age 17 and up impacted by blindness through days of guided sight provided by a professionally bred, raised, trained and personally
matched certified guide dog. We are committed to personalized service and lifelong dedication to our clients and their guide dogs.
PetCareBooks – www.petcarebooks.com
Literature to support pet owners with medical disabilities such as blindness, etc.
San Antonio Humane Society – www.sahumane.org
The San Antonio Humane Society (SAHS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization that has served Bexar County and its surrounding areas since 1952. The SAHS shelters, medically treats, and rehabilitates thousands of dogs and cats every year. Many of the dogs and cats in our care have been abused, injured, surrendered by their owners, or found as strays. As a no-kill organization, every treatable pet in our care stays in our care until they find a home or necessary placement with another no kill organization. No pet in our care is ever euthanized to create space. Thousands of dogs and cats in San Antonio and its surrounding areas are saved from euthanasia every year due to the mission and practices of the SAHS.
San Antonio Zoo Center for Conservation & Research – http://www.sazoo.org/zoo-conservation-efforts
San Antonio Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research seeks to fulfill the San Antonio Zoo’s Mission Statement through a variety of approaches, including fieldwork and captive husbandry of rare and threatened species. Much of our work is collaborative, involving partners from state and federal agencies, academia, and the private sector. The scope of our efforts includes projects on three continents, transnational research, as well as projects throughout the United States – with particular emphasis on Texas. Current projects focus on fish, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and crustaceans as well as imperiled ecosystems and cultures. The results of this work include recommendations for conservation and management of threatened species and ecosystems, boots-on-the-ground conservation, and contributions to our understanding of the ecology, life history, and evolutionary history of a diversity of organisms in the form of technical reports, popular articles, books, and peer-reviewed papers.
SNIPSA – www.snipsa.org
SNIPSA is an organization formed by a group of veterinarians and caring individuals dedicated to helping homeless and unwanted animals in San Antonio and the surrounding area. SNIPSA does not have a standing shelter and depends on a core group of volunteers to foster and rehabilitate animals in their homes. This provides us with the opportunity to learn first hand about the animal’s needs and behavior in order to facilitate an appropriate adoption. SNIPSA was incorporated in 2006 and has re-homed more than 19,000 animals. The majority of the animals we help originate from high kill shelters. San Antonio impounds more than 27,000 animals a year, approximately 74 dogs and cats per day. Another 20,000 carcasses are picked up on city streets. SNIPSA makes weekly trips to area shelters to remove animals whose “time is up”. Many of these animals suffer from heart worm infection, fractures, mange, neglect, and have been used to breed year after year.
Texas Veterinary Medical Association – www.tvma.org
The mission of the TVMA is to preserve, promote and protect the veterinary medical profession and to advance animal health for the well-being of animals and humans.
Therapy Animals of San Antonio – www.therapyanimalssa.org
Therapy Animals of San Antonio is an all volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and an affiliate member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interactions Organizations (IAHAIO), and a GuideStar Exchange Platinum Participant. We are led by a Board of Directors and publish an Annual Report. Our mission since 1989 has been bringing people and animals together for healing. We do this with our therapy teams’ visits to facilities, educational presentations, and StoryTails literacy program in the greater San Antonio area. We provide training and support for therapy teams, who may choose to become registered with Therapy Animals of San Antonio or Pet Partners, Inc. (formerly Delta Society).
Train a Dog, Save a Warrior – www.tadsaw.org
The TADSAW, INC. mission is to provide for the training of a Medical Alert Service Dog, as designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990/2010 guidelines, for any wounded Veteran Service Member (Active Duty. Retired, Discharged) surviving with Military Induced Anxiety Depression Syndrome (MIADS), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), in order to restore and improve the Veteran’s Quality of Life with a canine ‘Battle Buddy’, at NO CHARGE to the Veteran or the family.
Veterinary Medical Association of Bexar County – www.vmabc.org
The purpose and objectives of the VMABC are: to advance the art and science of veterinary medicine; to promote, preserve, and protect the public health; to educate the public concerning animal health and its relationship to human health; to supply an avenue of exchange and cooperation among its members. Membership includes veterinarians involved in private practice, research, military and teaching positions.
Vision for Animals Foundation – www.visionforanimals.org
The mission of the ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation (VAF) is to improve the quality of life of animals by advancing eye health through science and education. The organization provides funding for grants in support of research, by qualified animal health care professionals and scientists, into the elimination of ocular diseases causing vision loss and suffering in animals. The ACVO Vision for Animals Foundation was officially created in November 2002 as an extension of the Magrane Fund which consisted of donations by veterinary ophthalmologists and the ACVO’s Basic Science Course program.
Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue – www.wayward-whiskers-cat-rescue.org
Wayward Whiskers Cat Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in San Antonio, TX founded in January 2013. We take in stray special needs cats and kittens that may otherwise be abandoned or euthanized. We accept cats from the public when space is available, as well as pull from local shelters. We provide top-notch veterinary care including any surgeries or treatments the cats may need, and then find forever homes for them. We also are one of the few shelters in San Antonio that accepts FIV positive cats. Wayward Whiskers operates solely on support from individual and corporate donors. We do not receive any city or government funding.
Wildlife Rescue & Rehabilitation – www.wildlife-rescue.org
Wildlife Rescue’s Vision is that humans come to see that we are members of a vast life community, that we experience the proper gratitude and respect for this community, and that we live in a more appropriate and compassionate manner in relation to the whole. WRR was founded in 1977 in San Antonio, Texas. Since 2001 its primary base of operations has been located on 212 acres near Kendalia, Texas, a property which was purchased through the generosity of three of our supporters.
Wisdom Health-Optigen – www.breeder.wisdompanel.com
Wisdom Health is the world leader in canine genetic testing. We promise the highest quality diagnostic and testing services available. Our ongoing internal research efforts, as well as collaborations with research scientists and veterinarians around the world, ensure our tests are at the cutting edge of science. In April 2018, Wisdom Health merged with the OPTIGEN Brand so that their legacy of quality and service could continue and be made available more broadly. Wisdom Health is committed to continuing the OPTIGEN brand mission through our Purpose; A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS.