“Vets FUR Vets” Program


We are grateful for the sacrifice our veterans make to protect the freedoms that we enjoy. As beneficiaries of the liberties they defend, we feel it is our duty to do what we can to help mitigate the toll their service takes on them.

Currently the Veteran’s Administration provides up to 100 certified PTSD service dogs to veterans each year, at no cost to the veteran. However, estimates indicate that as many as 22 veterans commit suicide each day! Veterans who would benefit from a PTSD-trained service dog and are unable to get one through the VA must purchase one at their own expense. It can cost upwards of $20,000 to certify a PTSD service dog.

Healing4Heroes™ is a non-profit organization, located in Peachtree City, GA, dedicated to connecting service members who suffer from PTSD, with certified service dogs. Suitable dogs are rescued from local animal shelters, (saving the lives of unwanted shelter dogs) and are trained to be service companions for our veterans. Service dogs are free of charge to the veteran. (H4H relies on donations to cover their expenses.)

To aid H4H in their efforts, Fairview Animal Hospital has committed to free boarding for up to two months, for up to two dogs who have been determined to be suitable for training, until the dog can be matched to a veteran and training begins.

To aid the veteran, Fairview Animal Hospital has pledged to provide free preventive care for up to 5 veteran-owned, certified PTSD-trained service dogs for the life of the pet. If you qualify and want to be considered for the program, please read below.

Veteran/Service Dog Program

Fairview Animal Hospital will provide free preventive care for up to five, veteran-owned, PTSD service dogs, for the life of the pet, as long as it is owned by the veteran.* (We will include the same services as in our Preventive Care Plans.) If you are a veteran with a PTSD service dog and want to be considered for the program, please contact Chanda Brooks, our Practice Manager, at 770-389-9757.

If you are entered into the program you will need to complete a Client Information form and a Patient Information form. You must bring your pet in for services no later than 30 days after their due date. (We will remind you via text, email, postcard and/or telephone, as you prefer.)  Failure to bring your dog in for services within 30 days after the due date will result in removal from the program.  If you are removed from the program, you may reapply and will be considered if an opening is available.  If there are no openings, you will be placed on a waiting list.

*We reserve the right to cancel this program at any time.

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