Upstate Veterinary Specialties Fall 2016 Community Outreach

UVS Runs in the Race For the Cure October 1, 2016October 2016 in the Capital Region began with several opportunities for the Doctors and Staff of Upstate Veterinary Specialties to reach out in the community.

UVS Runs in the Race for the Cure – October 1, 2016

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 5K for the second year in a row, veterinarians, staff and family members of UVS participated in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Albany.  Some UVS team members wore festive pink hats, wigs and leg-warmers (way to get into the spirit Dr. Todd Bishop!)



Girl Scouts Tour UVS and Learn About Veterinary RehabilitationGirl Scouts Tour UVS and learn about veterinary rehabilitation  October 5th

A group of Girl Scouts from the Boght Hills and Latham Ridge Elementary School Troop and their leader took a tour of the UVS hospital. Their visit with Dr. Laura Perez of the UVS Rehabilitation Department included a demonstration of rehabilitation therapies that pets sometimes undergo following surgery or in support of chronic conditions.    Dr. Perez’s dog, “Ripley” was a star of the demonstration, as she helped to demonstrate exercises that are often prescribed for patients.

The UVS visit and tour helped the scouts earn their Pet Care badges.


Girl Scouts Tour UVS and Learn About Veterinary Rehabilitation--Underwater TreadmillThe doctors and staff of Upstate Veterinary Specialties are very committed to their veterinary patients, but also volunteer their time to support various charitable causes and community organizations.