April 8-9, 2017
Last year, PetCheck saw over 1,200 clients! These clients, while living on limited resources, love their pets dearly and truly want the best care for them.
CVMA is asking member clinics to once again come together to provide preventive care exams and rabies vaccinations to underprivileged pets.
During PetCheck, participating clinics provide pre-registered dogs and cats a basic physical exam and rabies vaccination, and counsel pet owners on any additional veterinary care the animal may need. We are pleased to announce that Merial will once again provide each clinic that participates with a tray of rabies vaccines.
Through this collective effort, we are afforded an unparalleled messaging opportunity that neither CVMA nor individual veterinarians could afford to undertake. The coverage that 9News and News 5 provides — before, during, and after the event — offers the veterinary community a unique opportunity to promote the importance of regular veterinary care, wellness exams, and proper vaccinations, making a tremendous impact on the lives of Colorado pets and people!
What if my clinic is in an area not covered by 9News or News 5?
Last year, we DOUBLED our media coverage, reaching cities all across Colorado. In addition to the coverage 9News (Denver Metro Area) and News 5 (Southern Colorado) provides, CMVA makes sure to contact local publications in each city where there’s a participating clinic to help spread the word. In 2016, PetCheck was covered in publications such as The Tribune (Greeley and Weld County), The Coloradoan (Fort Collins and Northern Colorado), Steamboat Today, Steamboat Radio, Gunnison Country Times, and the AVMA Animal Health SmartBrief Newsletter. See our full 2016 coverage below:
9PetCheck TV Segment – Colorado & Company (9News), March 31, 2016
9PetCheck TV Segment – Morning Newscast, April 1, 2016 (scroll to middle of page)
9PetCheck TV Segment – Morning Newscast, April 4, 2016
9PetCheck TV Segment– Evening Newscast, April 4, 2016 (scroll to bottom of page)
9PetCheck Live Coverage- Morning and Evening Newscast, April 9, 2016
5PetCheck TV Segment – Full day rotation, 76 spots total, March 21 – April 4, 2016
5PetCheck assists pet owners facing financial hardships – KOAA.com, March 18, 2016
PetCheck coming in April – The Tribune (Greeley & Weld County), March 19, 2016
We are thrilled to have Merial as our PetCheck partner, providing rabies vaccines free of charge to participating clinics. This will be Merial’s fourth year working with us, and we thank them for their generosity and support.
Volunteering for the PetCheck phone bank is an exciting and rewarding experience, knowing that you are helping pets in need find veterinary care!
PetCheck Phone Bank: Monday, April 3, 2017
4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
To volunteer: Contact Lauren Gladu at LaurenGladu@colovma.org or 303.539.7267.
Each year, CVMA partners with 9News KUSA and News 5 KOAA to bring 9PetCheck and 5PetCheck to Colorado. CVMA member veterinarians generously donate their time and open their clinics to provide free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations to pet owners across the state who are facing economic adversity. The event not only helps give back to local communities, it provides an unparalleled opportunity to underscore the importance of preventive pet healthcare as well as the veterinarian’s crucial role in public health protection. The coverage 9News and News 5 provide – before, during, and after the event – puts veterinarians on the air and in the public spotlight in a way we’ve only been able to dream about!
Member volunteers who participate provide pre-registered dogs and cats a basic physical exam and rabies vaccination as well as counsel pet owners on any additional veterinary care the animal may need (dentals, x-rays, blood work, etc). Participating clinics are responsible for opening and staffing their clinics during the voluntary event and providing the complimentary exam and rabies vaccination (if appropriate).
9News and News 5 will promote the event on-air and have one designated day to accept appointment calls on its hotline.