Medical Program

The VBAS Medical Program started under the direction of volunteer veterinarian, Dr. Martin Small, D.V.M. Since then, our medical program has evolved to provide vaccinations, examinations and disease testing for all animals that enter the shelter, ensuring pets are healthy before being adopted.

VBAS volunteers assist the medical staff with routine examinations pre- and post-surgery and help transport animals to and from appointments with specialists. The VBAS also funds special needs examinations and surgeries for our animal residents.

Here are some of our recent medical success stories:

Simon came to the shelter in quite a state.  He had been living rough on the streets and it showed.  He was thin, his coat was a mess, and he had a cherry eye in his right eye, which caused his third eyelid to protrude.  Simon needed surgery to repair his eye and a lot of TLC.  Read his story.

Ginger was having a really bad day when she arrived at the shelter.  She was hit by a car and needed surgery to repair her broken pelvis and knee.  Learn about her story and recovery.

There’s not much to smile about when you’ve got a mouth full of damaged or missing teeth. Jupiter, a super sweet senior cat, needed extensive dental work in order to get his smile back.  Read how Jupiter got his smile back.