We envision a world in which all living creatures exist in harmony with each other and with the earth. In this community, harmony acts as the creative energy through which we heal, communicate, and build peace.
One World, One Health
We believe that the health and wellbeing of animals, people, and our environment are intrinsically connected. Together, we are responsible for acting in the benefit of all living creatures, including our environment. Only when we wholeheartedly embrace our neighbor can we achieve the harmony which we seek.
Everyone benefits from a community that is vibrant and diverse. Our private fund with the Veterinary Care Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, routinely reaches out to low-income families in order to support their pets during times of hardship. Our community events - such as our Veterinary Summer Camp, community workshops, and local fundraising initiatives - are priced according to what each family can afford. Our team also volunteers their time to local causes like the Pawling Resource Center, Putnam Humane Society, and many local rescue organizations.
Environmental conservation is essential to every member of the human community. We limit paper consumption, choose recycled options when available, use Energy Star appliances, unplug devices when not in use, and harvest rainwater on-site in order to reduce our consumption of the earth's natural resources. Each employee receives thorough training about the importance of recycling and reducing waste. We also accept bottle donations in order to encourage our community to recycle; all deposits are collected and donated to the Farm Fund.
We believe that harmony can only be achieved through equality and social justice. We regularly screen our major suppliers to ensure that they adhere to strict human rights practices. Our Responsible Purchasing Policy requires that we prioritize businesses owned by minority populations and that we choose to buy local whenever possible. We are proud to embrace HR policies that are inclusive and which honor and respect our diverse workforce.
Our climate is changing.
The planet's average surface temperature has risen about 2.0 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century, a change driven largely by increased carbon dioxide and other human-made emissions into the atmosphere. From shrinking ice sheets to extreme weather events, the Earth's vital signs are pointing to a serious problem. Learn more...
We are stronger together.
We need to join hands with our neighbor in order to heal, communicate, and build peace. Pets, people, and the environment need to be cared for and nurtured all the same; it's time that we recognize our common humanity and work together to address the concerns that affect us all. We can all achieve more when we rise up together, independent of race, religion, ability, gender and orientation. No matter who you are, what you have, or who you love, you are welcome here. Learn more...
Animal health is important.
The overall health of our community relies on each individual person and pet having equal access to medicine. But the cost of veterinary care, like human healthcare, continues to rise. That's why we've committed to pledging 1% of every sale to help pets in need in our community. When we educate our community, increase access, and improve quality of life, everyone succeeds. Learn more...
One Health In Action
The One Health concept recognizes that the health of people is connected to the health of animals and the environment. The CDC uses a One Health approach by working with physicians, veterinarians, ecologists, and many others to monitor and control public health threats and to learn about how diseases spread among people, animals, and the environment.