Giving Back to the Auburn Community
At PetVet Animal Health Center, we believe that being a good neighbor is just as important as caring for the pets you love. One of our goals is to have a positive impact on the Auburn community, and to do that, we’ve partnered with a handful of events and organizations in the area.
This non-profit, faith based organization offers a number of programs tailored to children with disabilities. Their main program, Hope on Horseback gives children the opportunity to experience the joys and therapeutic potential of horseback riding in a controlled, safe environment. Other programs include working with companion animals and learning about gardens by doing projects in the farm’s teaching garden. You can volunteer, donate, and learn more on their website.
Local Veterinary Schools
The city of Auburn has two fantastic veterinary universities in its midst. Both the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine and Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine offer outstanding veterinary medicine education. Our very own Dr. Brawner has spoken to the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association at both universities. With his extensive knowledge in veterinary dental health, he has also assisted in Auburn University’s dentistry labs. Additionally, he interacts with students in AU’s Veterinary Business Management Association club and senior students in their veterinary practice management rotation.
We also want all of our local veterinary students to know that our door is always open to you and we would love to service you in any way we can during your time here in Auburn.
Auburn Band Parents Association
The ABPA is the organization that provides support for all the Auburn City Schools band programs, and PetVet Animal Health Center is proud to support this organization and all our school bands. We believe in arts education and music is an important part of that. And who doesn’t love a marching band at halftime or in the city Christmas Parade? Either of those without a band just wouldn’t be the same!
As with our commitment to Auburn Parks and Recreation, we believe it’s good for kids to step out of the increasingly digital world in which they live. Xtreme Athletics provides an opportunity through gymnastics and cheer for kids to get engaged in some fun physical activity. We’re happy to be a sponsor for this organization and we think you should check them out!
Commitment to Children's Education
PetVet Animal Health Center realizes that so many children foster a love of animals and that love may very well manifest as an interest in veterinary medicine. To nurture this budding curiosity, Dr. Brawner and Dr. Riggs have spoken to children at local pre-schools, elementary schools, and the Auburn library.
If you would like to have one of our veterinarians speak to a group of children or students you work with, please let us know. We are always ready to share our love of veterinary medicine!
Auburn Parks and Recreation
We participate every year in the annual Bark in the Park event held by the Auburn Parks and Recreation Department in Kiesel Park. Supporting our local community parks, where so many people spend time with their pets, is an important part of our mission. We also sponsor several youth sport teams to encourage kids to move and enjoy the outdoors (even if they do have to leave their pet at home!).