VCA Animal Hospitals Offers Free Boarding For Pets Affected By Wildfires In Tennessee And North Georgia

VCA Animal Hospitals announced that select VCA hospitals in Tennessee and North Georgia are offering free boarding assistance for small animals, including dogs, cats, birds and pocket pets, for families who are being displaced by the wildfires that continue to burn in the region.

"Our thoughts are with the many families who are being impacted by these devastating wildfires," said Art Antin, Chief Operating Officer of VCA Animal Hospitals. "We are extending free boarding for pets that have been displaced by these fires so families can be assured their animals are safe and be able to focus on their priorities during this critical time."

Boarding assistance at participating Tennessee and North Georgia VCA hospitals is based on space availability. Pets should be current on vaccinations, but in case they are not, VCA veterinarians will update vaccinations free of charge. VCA will also offer a free health assessment exam for pets that have been evacuated or displaced because of the fires.

In the proximity of the Tennessee and North Georgia fires, local VCA hospitals include:

VCA Appalachian Animal Hospital125 Mulberry StreetEast Ellijay, GA 30540706-635-7357

VCA Catoosa Animal Hospital3150 Boynton DriveDahlonega, GA 30736706-937-4171

VCA Dahlonega Animal Hospital1284 Dawsonville HighwayDahlonega, GA 30533706-864-7191

VCA Chestatee Animal Hospital16 Westbrook RoadDahlonega, GA 30533706-864-1005

VCA Animal Care Center of Mt. Juliet2701 N. Mount Juliet RoadMt. Juliet, TN 37122615-754-7387

VCA Murphy Road Animal Hospital4408 Murphy RoadNashville, TN 37209615-383-4241

VCA Ragland & Riley Animal Hospital3207 Cookeville HwyLivingston, TN 38570931-498-3153

About VCA

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 650 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 3,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 400 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, please visit or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth.

View source version on

Copyright Business Wire 2010