helping pets in your community get life-saving care
VEG partners with non-profit Veterinary Care Foundation on VEG Cares to make life-saving care possible for pets in need in your community. Through donations from local families, fundraisers, and partners, VEG doctors and nurses are empowered to make the best decision possible about each patient's care and say yes to treatment that could save their lives.
It could be your neighbor's dog, who needs urgent heart surgery that his owner can't afford. Or a cat from a local rescue who's having trouble breathing and needs oxygen treatment to survive. Or a local family that has fallen on hard times and can't pay for their pet's care. Through VEG Cares, VEG can give them the medical care they need, when they need it most.
100% of the proceeds go directly toward helping pets in need.
Our annual 5K
This fall, join Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG) for the third annual VEG Cares 5K, a fun family and pet-friendly event and our biggest fundraiser! Support local pets in need as you walk, run, or scurry the 5K route in Westchester, NY, and then enjoy lunch and other goodies as well as kid- and pet-friendly activities!
All 5K registration proceeds will go directly to our charitable program, VEG Cares, which provides life-saving care to pets in need in local VEG communities. 100% of all donations go toward providing these animals with emergency care at our VEG hospitals nationwide.
Where does your donation go?
Families in financial distress
Pets in need of life-saving care
Victims of natural disasters
Local animal rescue organizations
Cases like this are the true definition of working for thank yous. The owners' appreciation of everything we did for Big Boy, VEG Cares allowing us to save him, and seeing that handsome man wag his tail throughout the entire hospital and out of the front door to go home, is a beautiful reminder of why we do what we do!
Dr. Lisa Soyka
Winston's owner is the sweetest. Low on funds but willing to give us his last dime and everything he had to save this baby after hearing he needed surgery. The team at VEG Tampa decided to use VEG Cares to cover the rest of Winston’s bill to help him in his time of need.
French bulldogs have a difficult time with natural birth, so after ultrasound revealed Maya’s puppies were in distress, a C-section was discussed with the owners. The owners were able to come up with half the cost of surgery and thankfully VEG Cares stepped in to help cover the rest. Without VEG Cares, both Maya and her puppies would not have survived.