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Community Involvement

Serving Our Local Community 

Central Hospital For Veterinary Medicine has been dedicated to serving its local community for over 40 years. That goes beyond the pets that walk through our doors. We pride ourselves on being active through out the New Haven county. We organize annual donation drives, sponsor and organize community events, and host the Purr Project at our hospital which shelters and finds homes for cats year round. Our belief in serving the community has been and will continue to be the core of our mission at Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine. 

Here are just a few of the local events, organizations and shelters that we volunteer our time with. We look forward to seeing you and your pet at the next event!

Community Involvement & Events

    • Animal CPR demos at Help Willy’s Friends Pet Fair

    • Pit Bull Awareness Day sponsored by The CT Pit Bull Project (Facebook Fan Page)

    • “Doc’s Race” – 5K held in Orange, CT in honor of one of our founders George “Doc” Whitney, proceeds benefit his scholarship fund (News Article)
    • CT DEEP – Participation in the CT Bobcat Project (Bobcat Fact Sheet)


    Local Donation Drives & Fundraising


    Purr Project Cat Rescue 

    • We are proud to organize and be the residence of the Purr Project. Purr Project is a 501(c3) organization with the purpose to give a second chance to good felines that would otherwise be euthanized because of trauma resulting from accidents, abuse or abandonment. For a full list of adoptable cats and how to get involved please click here.

    Scholarship, Mentorship & Internship Programs

    • We host high school students for senior internships (must be 18 years old to participate). 

    • We are an approved training facility for students completing requirements for the Veterinary Technician Programs at ABC Animal Behavior College and Northwestern Connecticut Community College.

    • We host veterinary students from all over the world for externships by request. 

    Local Rescues

    We work closely with the East Haven Animal Shelter and the following rescue organizations:

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