Healthcare for both of ends of the leash: Pop-up gym, clinic at Bloomfield Gilead Park

by | Sep 30, 2022 | Community News, News

From People & Pets Project– Macon-based People & Pets Project, is working in partnership with Macon Mental Health Matters, Mercer University Medical Students, Street Dog Coalition and the veterinary team from Critter Fixers is hosting the first of monthly “Healthcare for Both Ends of the Leash” pop up clinics for people and their pets together on October 8, 2022 at 10am located at Bloomfield Gilead Park.  

Each monthly clinic will host a team of healthcare providers who will deliver healthcare to people and their pets at the same time.  Services provided will include basic health exams and health screenings for humans and wellness exams and vaccinations for their pets at no cost for participants. Free pet food is available to participants. The goal of these clinics is to help participants optimize their own health and the health of their pets and in turn, the entire community benefits.  

Janet Hendrickson, President of People & Pets Project and a Nurse Practitioner said, “I have had many patients who will do things for their pets before helping themselves. Their pet is their family and the strength of their bond is evident.  By offering veterinary care side by side with their own care, it allows me, as a healthcare provider, the opportunity to connect with my patients in a much more meaningful way.”  

 “Healthcare for Both Ends of the Leash” pop up clinics allow people an opportunity to learn about their own health, the health of their pets and how caring for themselves is as important as caring for their four-legged family member. 

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