VETerinarians for VETerans: Honoring Veterans in Veterinary Hospitals

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Soon it is a day for the other “vets”.  Remembering the commitment and sacrifice of those who have stepped up to defend our nation is something that every American should do each Veterans Day.  If you don’t show your appreciation regularly for those that fight for our freedoms so we are able to do what we love each day- Veterans Day is a great opportunity to do so.

GIVE BACK TO THOSE THAT GIVE SO MUCH TO US

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Consider giving a veteran’s day discount for their pet’s services.  Even better?  Contribute a percentage or dollar amount from each and every invoice on Veteran’s Day and donate it to a Veteran’s charitable organization.

There are plenty of great ones out there- you can connect with your local Veterans’ organization/ VFW, or consider Wounded Warriors, AMVETs or others.  If you want to stick with an animal related theme- check out www.pawsforveterans.com.

RED, WHITE AND BLUE FUNDRAISER

Sell Patriotic Dog Cookies or Cat Toys with 100% of proceeds going to a local veterans’ organization.  Be sure to make a sign and share on social media so your clients can come support your cause.vets-day-cookieswww.tailbangers.com

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4 LEGGED LOVE IS THE BEST

Partner with your clients and patients to send well wishes to injured veterans at a Veterans’ Hospital.  Vets sending Vets love!

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Purchase some thick patriotic or yellow ribbon, cut an appropriate size, staple quick and voila!  Makes an adorable “ribbon”.

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Pretty much any animal will tolerate a quick “ribbon pic”…..even birds!

GIANT POSTERBOARD CARDS

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Print pictures out, glue them to a giant posterboard “card” and have clients and team members write notes of appreciation.  Delivering this giant card to the nearest Veterans’ Hospital (extra points for with a friendly dog), will certainly make them smile.

Don’t forget to share all your adorable patriotic pictures in a Facebook album as well to further share the love!

To all veterans, as well as their families who sacrifice just as much, THANK YOU! For all you have done, for all that you have yet to give and for the lives you have changed forever- including my own- I offer my appreciation.

SPECIAL THANKS

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A special thank you to my hero, my brother Brett.

“This nation will remain the land of the free only for as long as it remains the home of the brave” – Elmer Davis

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