Low-Cost Veterinary Clinic at Harmony High School Opening Soon
Osceola County, FL - August 9, 2021 - A new, low-cost veterinary clinic called SNiP-it and Wellness Too will open soon at Harmony High School in Osceola County. The clinic was created to serve under-resourced communities in Osceola County, particularly on the east side.
The clinic was made possible through a PetSmart Charities grant of $150,000 awarded to Osceola County to help purchase much-needed equipment and to offset operational costs. Osceola County Animal Services receives thousands of animals into its shelter each year and many of these pets were surrendered by owners who could not afford the cost of basic pet care.
Access to this new veterinary clinic will be limited to pet owners who are living at or near the poverty level based on the most current data.
The new clinic will operate part-time, three days per week. The clinic will not be in competition with other local veterinary practitioners, as there will be income requirements in order for residents to access the low-cost services. The clinic will provide an opportunity for Harmony students to earn hours toward certification as a veterinary assistant.
Protectors of Companion Animals, Inc. a 501(c) 3 non-profit, with the support of Osceola County Animal Services, opened SNiP-it of Central Florida, a high volume and quality, low cost spay/neuter animal clinic in August 2016. To date, they have performed over 24,000 surgeries.