Our Companions holds Pop-Up Wellness Clinic for those in Financial Need

Over the last several years, Our Companions has identified the growing need for people to have access to affordable veterinary care. Each year veterinary costs increase and many responsible pet owners who love their pet and want to do the right thing for their animal simply cannot afford the cost of basic health care.

Given this growing need, Our Companions is expanding its current services to provide Pop -Up Veterinary Wellness clinics at our Valerie Friedman Program Center in Manchester. These clinics provide full physical exams, vaccines, SNAP testing and blood work, if needed, parasite treatments and treatment for routine injuries and illnesses. Follow-up assistance for any surgical procedures are provided through our current voucher program in cooperation with our veterinary partners throughout the state. These clinics also integrate clients with our other services we offer including behavioral support, training, and food and pet care supply assistance.

Our goal today and in the future is to provide responsible pet owners with regular preventive care so we can keep families together and healthy. We believe that pet ownership should not be a privilege for the wealthy.

Thanks to the hard work of the volunteers, staff and of course the veterinary team who made this all possible. Below are some photos.

Contact us to learn more.


  1. Sue King on July 2, 2019 at 12:15 am

    TREMENDOUS NEWS! Pet stores unfortunately give confidence to the pet owners that they’ve fulfilled their pet’s yearly requirements-when all’s the clients are getting is shots. Thank you for keeping your promise to provide for the needs of so many animals in so many ways!

  2. Mel vaz on July 5, 2019 at 8:22 pm

    I was the first one at the clinic and it was amazing how the staff care about my Betty Boop….it was great…thank to Caroline and all the staff…..

  3. Cheryl Henderson on July 19, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    Hoping they’ll be more community wellness clinics I would gladly bring my three girls! I watch for updates! What a great opportunity

  4. Beth D’Onofrio on July 19, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Another dream come true! Thanks to all so much for making this happen! Veterinary care is more than just immunizations and is very expensive. So glad there is now another option!

  5. Shirley Murtha on July 19, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    What a fabulous service you are providing. Even more kudos go out to what is already a superb rescue organization.

  6. Joanne Lavieri on July 19, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Very glad to read about this. I think more people would have pets but refrain from doing so due to the cost of care. I believe that this is especially true for Senior Citizens. You are correct in saying that owning a pet should not just be a privilege for the wealthy. Pets add so much to our lives.

  7. Carol Noyes on July 19, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    Congratulations on making this a reality! Like medical costs for us, veterinary care has become very costly. Care Credit is helpful, but it doesn’t lower the bottom line. I think this will make a difference for folks who’d love to have a pet but find veterinary care prohibitive.