City of Rochester
City Celebrates Grand Opening of the Rochester Community Animal Clinic
(Friday, July 26, 2013) — City Department of Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada and City Council President Lovely A. Warren joined Dr. Paul Black, President, Monroe Veterinary Associates (MVA) and Beth Zogby, Director of Development, Rochester Hope for Pets, to celebrate the grand opening of the Rochester Community Animal Clinic (RCAC) today at 985 Bay Street.
RCAC is the MVA’s new outpatient animal clinic that provides economical veterinary services for dogs and cats, including income-based spay and neuter procedures and after-hours outpatient urgent care services and wellness care. In celebration of the grand opening, RCAC will be offering free rabies vaccinations today from 4:30 to 7 p.m. in cooperation with the Monroe County Department of Public Health.
“Friends of Ferals” clinics will be scheduled once a month to address the feline overpopulation problem. During the clinics, 30-40 feral cats will be spayed or neutered, as well as receive rabies and distemper vaccines, be ear-tipped and receive flea/mite/worm treatment.
The clinic will provide fourteen new jobs, including four full-time and ten part-time positions. In cooperation with Rochester Hope for Pets, RCAC will rely on the generosity of reliable, dedicated, pet-loving volunteers to assist with tasks such as scheduling appointments, checking in and discharging patients and educating clients.
Rochester Community Animal Clinic’s hours of operation are:
Mon. Wed. Fri. 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Spay/neuter surgeries (by appointment only)
Mon. Wed. Fri. 3 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Walk-in wellness and non-critical urgent care
Saturday: 12 to 7:30 p.m. Walk-in wellness and non-critical urgent care
Sunday: 12 to 5:30 p.m. Walk-in wellness and non-critical urgent care
News Media: For more information, contact City Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada at 428-8801.