The new facility, which has been under construction for nearly 6 months, will be able to serve triple the people and pets as the current location on Norwood Avenue. With 12 exam rooms, a pet grooming facility, extensive surgery suites, intensive care and isolation rooms, and a brand new laboratory, this state-of-the-art facility allows FCNMHP to help more families in need of affordable veterinary care. Affordable spay/neuter surgery will remain a cornerstone of the Norwood location, but will not be available at the new hospital. Despite this, FCNMHP plans to continue to improve upon the city’s two-year No-Kill status by expanding current programs.
“When we started to look around for a second location, it became obvious that there was one part of Jacksonville that was a desert for veterinary services,” said Rick DuCharme, FCNMHP’s Founder and Executive Director. “This will be one of the largest veterinary hospitals in the country, treating an area that is underserved and in need of low-cost, high quality veterinary services.”
• 26,250 spay/neuter surgeries were performed last fiscal year at the Norwood hospital.
• Other than spay/neuter, FCNMHP offers a full suite of veterinary services and served more than 60,000 dogs and cats last fiscal year.
• FCNMHP is one of the largest spay/neuter clinics in the country, with over 200,000 surgeries to date.
• FCNMHP veterinary services are approximately 40 percent less expensive than the average cost of a veterinarian.
• FCNMHP has helped find homes for more than 10,000 pets through adoption events planned and coordinated with local shelters and rescues.
• The Jacksonville Pet Food Bank is a FCNMHP program that donates pet food to income-qualified pet owners. Over 1,000,000 pounds of food has been donated since March, 2010.
• Free and discounted services are always available at FCNMHP, and can be found on our web site.
• Duval and Clay counties are No-Kill for two years and counting (defined as a 90 percent live-release rate).
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