At the Animal Hospital of Nashua/Animal Medical Center, serving and helping the local community has been is an important value that we strive to uphold.
Humane Society for Greater Nashua (HSFN)
At the Animal Hospital of Nashua, we are not only veterinary professionals but also pet owners, pet lovers, and pet fanatics. We serve as an advocate for the Humane Society for Greater Nashua and continue to offer our support to help the shelter.
HSFN is a private non-profit organization dedicated to serving the animals and people of the Greater Nashua community since 1900. The society operates a full-service shelter in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Our most recent involvements for HSFN in 2012 have been the Have a Heart Campaign, pet photos with the Easter Bunny, and the Pawsitively Pets Expo. We also accept cash donations for HSFN at our reception desk by utilizing their pet donation “piggy banks.”
Animals come to HSFN under many circumstances; allergies, moving, incompatibility with another pet, stray, owner illness; every situation you can imagine. If you are looking to add a new pet member to your family, please consider adoption to give an innocent animal a second chance at a loving home.
Donations can be made by visiting the HSFN website.
The Zeus Pet Memorial Fund, Inc.
The Zeus Pet Memorial Fund Inc., is a non-profit charitable organization that was created in memory of Zeus, a beloved canine family member of Cathy and Jim Miller. Zeus was dog who was larger than life – he had only unconditional love for his family including his furry canine companion, Apollo. He was a protector; and always watched out for all creatures large and small. He encapsulated the strong bond that runs deep between humans and animals – a bond that brings, love, hope, and inspiration to so many human beings. In Zeus’s memory, a charitable fund has been established that will infinitely carry on Zeus’s legacy of protecting and helping animals in need.
The Zeus Pet Memorial Fund’s mission is to help domestic pets and their owners through financial assistance with emergency and specialty veterinary medical expenses. When there comes the time that a pet owner didn’t plan for an emergency, or worse yet, plan for the cost of treatment, they may find themselves in a very difficult situation. The purpose of the Zeus Pet Memorial Fund, Inc is to make that situation a little easier by providing financial support to responsible pet owners.
The Zeus Fund needs support from the community to make their mission and purpose possible. Zeus was a beloved patient at the Animal Hospital of Nashua, so we feel as though it is our duty to help the Millers promote the Fund in anyway we can.
Donations can be sent to P.O. Box 8093, Nashua, NH 03060 or vising the Zeus Pet Memorial website.
We support the Nashua Telegraph and the Hollis Times by contributing monthly articles on pet care topics and trends.
Our doctors write monthly for the “Your Pet” column of the Nashua Telegraph. “Your Pet” is published on the second Monday of each month. If you don’t receive the subscription to your home, you can always check out our monthly column online!
Our doctors also rotate writing monthly articles for the Hollis Times, “For Pets Sake.” PDF versions of past articles will be made available on our website, please check back soon for an update.
American Red Cross
The Animal Medical Center of New England, our emergency and referral practice, is the exclusive New Hampshire partner with the American Red Cross to provide training in pet first aid. The 3.5-hour course includes classroom and hands-on training in our state-of-the-art facility with easy access off Exit 5E of the F. Everett Turnpike in Nashua.
Experienced instructors from the American Red Cross will offer training for intercession in pet emergency situations. Pet owners and veterinary technicians are welcome to attend to receive Red Cross certification. Included in the course is an instructional manual and DVD.
Click here to check when the next scheduled course is being held.
Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund
We support the Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund by participating as a sponsor in the Annual Gilmour Fund Walk and Ride.
In April 2006, Franklin Park Zoo family lost a cherished family member when former zookeeper Jonathan Gilmour passed away suddenly at age 29. From the time he was a young boy, Jonathan displayed a love of animals. This passion never left as he entered adulthood and dedicated himself to a career centered on the animals he so loved. To honor Jonathan and his commitment to the welfare of animals, the Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2006. The fund was established by Zoo New England with the generous financial support and volunteer leadership from the Gilmour family. The funds raised will be awarded to Zoo New England employees of longer than one year who present animal-care related projects before a committee.
Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire (ARL)
We continue to partner with the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire (ARL) to sponsor frequent fund-raising events including the Annual Pet Step held in the fall. Our doctors and staff volunteer for the ARL providing care and some surgical services to animals rescued from difficult situations.
The ARL was founded in June 1902 in Manchester, NH by a group of concerned citizens. The ARL is located on Route 101 in Bedford. Donations can be made by visiting the ARL website.
Field-trips & Internships
We are happy to host school field trips and visits from organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club, Girl Scouts, and Boy Scouts. We will also visit schools upon invitation.
We often work with Mount Ida, Becker College, and Great Bay Community College for internship opportunities.
Nashua Police Department
We see patients that come in all sizes, shapes and colors. We also see patients that have many different types of jobs. One example is the dogs of the Nashua Police Department. These dogs hold a very special place in our hearts, and draw some well-deserved attention to themselves.
These fascinating animals have proven their worth time and time again. They play a pivotal role in keeping our community safe. These brave canines assist their handlers in such patrol operations as, tracking criminals from crime scenes, searching for lost individuals, building searches, apprehending fleeing suspects, narcotics, and searching for bodies.
Another important part of their job is public relations. These well-trained dogs enjoy showing off their skills at community programs such as demonstrations during citizen academies, annual law enforcement shows, schools, civic organizations, and local businesses.
The Nashua Police Department started organizing their Police Canine Unit in November of 1995 with the help of local businesses who donated money, supplies and labor. The Animal Hospital of Nashua takes pride in caring for the canine members of our Nashua Police Force.
During the Christmas season we try to give back to the community by spreading holiday cheer. During the month of December we select a local pet shelter or soup kitchen to support. The past few seasons we have also served as a drop off location for Toys-for-Tots, turnout has been very successful!