KUSA – The Colorado Convention Center will become a pop-up veterinary clinic Sunday for pets belonging to people experiencing homelessness in Denver.
Volunteer veterinarians attending the American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Convention over the weekend will be on-site to provide medical care for homeless pets, as well to hand out hygiene kits to their owners, according to a news release.
The clinic is slated for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The veterinarians will offer basic exams and preventative care for pets, including vaccinations, the AVMA said. Minor medical problems like skin and ear allergies and arthritis are also addressed.
According to the AVMA, the clinics are the brainchild of Dr. Jon Geller, a Fort Collins-based veterinarian who has launched similar popups across the country.
It's worth mentioning that people experiencing homeless will also get help this weekend.
The Colorado Coalition of the Homeless said there will be a free shower and breakfast on Saturday at the St. Joseph Hospital campus.
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And for more information about the AVMA popup clinic at the Colorado Convention Center, go to: https://bit.ly/2l3xKuO