Local Veterinarians and Talbot Humane Join Forces

Talbot Humane is pleased to announce a partnership with several local veterinarians who have agreed to provide state of the art spay and neuter surgery for the dogs and cats of the TalbotHumane Adoption Center.  All Pets Veterinary Hospital, Veterinary Medical Center, CommunityAnimal Hospital, Easton Veterinary Clinic and the Cat Hospital of the Eastern Shore will perform the surgeries in Talbot County. This new alliance allows Talbot Humane to improve upon and transfer an existing program to the local community.

Since taking over the helm at Talbot Humane as Executive Director in October, Brian Metcalf has been working diligently to reach out to the community.  “Whenever there is any possibility of developing local partnerships, we intend to seize the opportunity,” said Metcalf. “It is essential to me that we reach out and engage our local citizens, businesses and organizations and integrate them into every aspect of our operation. One of my top priorities has been to improve relationships and forge new and mutually beneficial partnerships with Talbot County’s dedicated veterinarians.  I cannot adequately express my appreciation for the supportive response I have received from our County’s best.”

Both Dr. Michael Coughlan of All Pets Veterinary Hospital and Dr. Dean Tyson of VeterinaryMedical Center helped lead this veterinary effort. They are pleased to partner with Talbot Humane. “I am encouraged by Brian Metcalf’s leadership and confident that his new spay/neuter endeavor will be an asset to so many animals and our community at large.  We are excited about the opportunity to extend our compassionate care to those that are about to be placed into new loving homes,” said Dr. Coughlan. Equally as pleased, Dr. Tyson enthusiastically stated, “We are excited about our new partnership with Talbot Humane. Veterinary Medical Center is committed to compassionate, quality care and this is a great way for us to give these deserving animals a healthier start to their new lives.  This is the beginning of a lifetime of care that will strengthen the bond between owners and their pets.”

Community Animal Hospital and Cat Hospital of the Eastern Shore have a long history of support of Talbot Humane. “We are incredibly excited about renewing our partnership with Talbot Humane and are very pleased that Brian Metcalf has been so proactive in enlisting the assistance of the veterinary community,” said Dr. Donna Nizolek.  “Talbot Humane comes to the aid of sick and injured cats and dogs that have no one else to help them.  The doctors at the Community AnimalHospital will continue our commitment to assist with these emergencies and to work with Talbot Humane to ensure that no animal has to suffer.”  Dr. Renee Rucinsky is looking forward to being able to provide assistance to pets in need. “We are happy to expand our relationship with Talbot Humane and are confident this program will tremendously benefit the people and pets of TalbotCounty,” she said.

Easton Veterinary Clinic veterinarians, Dr. Ralph McPherson and Dr. Scott Thompson happily accepted Metcalf’s invitation to partner in the ground breaking effort and added, “We are always looking for ways to help the community and look forward to our partnership with Talbot Humane.  The partnership will be a tremendous asset to the animals in the area. ”

A universal concern of the local veterinarians is that the dogs and cats adopted from Talbot Humane continue to receive good health care. When pets are adopted, they have been spayed/neutered, vaccinated, wormed and are free of ticks and fleas.  Often times, new owners forget about the necessity of on-going, preventative health care, which includes annual visits to a veterinarian for health checks, vaccinations and heartworm preventative. Regular veterinarian care from the beginning prevents serious medical problems in the future.

Metcalf emphasizes that pet adoption is only the first step in the celebration of the animal-human bond.  “Pets are incredible additions to our world,” he exclaimed. “They give us so much unconditional love. It is critical that each adopter make a firm commitment to provide a safe and healthy home for their new pet – – forever!”

Talbot Humane is a non-profit organization serving Talbot County. If you are interested in supporting the organization’s worthwhile efforts, please make a donation on-line through the Talbot Humane website, www.talbothumane.org or send a check made payable to Talbot Humane, PO Box 1143, 7894 Ocean Gateway, Easton, Maryland, 21601. All donations received by Talbot Humane are used to assist the animals of Talbot County.