We’re all connected by our deep love of animals, but our compassion doesn’t stop there. Taking care of the future of veterinary medicine starts with taking care of each other and extends to the entire planet.
Our care for pets reaches far beyond our hometown hospitals. Through our shelter partnerships and charity programs, VCA animal hospitals support needy pets all around the country. We’ve also developed innovative virtual tools so pets and owners can receive medical assistance 24/7.
Through our VCA Shelter program, we've taken action like spaying and neutering pets for military personnel, providing disaster relief and enabling medical care and transport for 2,500 shelter pets out of crowded shelters and into loving homes.
Caring about each other means putting our money where our mouth is. VCA has made significant investments to expand benefits and mental health resources to support our associates. Through tools like Lyra Mental Health, the Headspace app and ASK suicide prevention training, we care for the teams that dedicate their lives to caring for pets.
VCA is an industry leader in embracing practices that make the planet healthier for all. We’re developing and implementing impactful plans to reduce our environmental footprint and promote pharmacological stewardship.
We partnered with distribution to consolidate shipments, reducing containers shipped in 2020 by nearly 18% and greenhouse gas emissions by 179 metric tons. By 2050, we plan to reach net zero emissions.
We plan to power all our animal hospitals with 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
We will implement a pharmaceutical stewardship program in 100% of our clinics by 2025 to decrease drug resistance and preserve the power of antimicrobials.