Charity for Animals and People Alike From the IVG Network

As a part of our ongoing mission to serve as a leader in the veterinary field and in the local community, we provide charity not only for animals and animal-related efforts, but also for people in need. Through our many philanthropic causes, including fundraisers, food drives, blood drives, participating in community events, and more, the IVG network of hospitals strives to improve the quality of life for the pets and people in our communities, nationally and even internationally.

Providing charity for pets and people allows members of our veterinary group to work together as a team outside of the office and within the local community. We continuously work to form strong bonds with not only our patients, but also fellow veterinary professionals, local breeders and pet owners. By focusing on common causes, IVG team members are able to build strong networks outside of their everyday work lives, and provide much-needed services and aid to animals and families less fortunate than our own.

Together, we can make a difference and provide charity for animals in need - to learn more about our current philanthropic causes or to schedule an appointment at one of our hospitals for your pet, please call the location nearest you today.

Learn About Our Philanthropic Causes

A guiding principle at IVG is our respect for the human-animal bond. It informs many of the decisions we take every day. It seeps into everything, including our hiring decisions. As a result, the team at IVG is deeply committed to aiding animal charities and providing support to philanthropic causes associated with improving the lives of the animals and the people who love them.

IVG annually provides financial support for team members who are interested in donating their time and expertise to charity for animals and philanthropic causes.

We support a myriad of diverse philanthropic causes, such as:

  • Providing local fire stations with oxygen masks for animals during rescues
  • Providing veterinary CPR training to local fire departments
  • Donating stockings packed with pet treats and toys for the holidays
  • Supporting no-kill animal shelters
  • Partnering with other charitable partners to donate 10,000 pounds of pet food to low-income families
  • Raising funds toward adult and pediatric cancer care and research
  • Annual blood drives for the Boston Children's Hospital
  • Project Samana, an annual program providing spay/neuter relief work in Samana, Dominican Republic
  • International Spay Neuter Network, a spay/neuter relief effort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Galgos Rescue International Network, a non-profit international organization providing help for the Spanish hunting dog, ultimately helping to place these dogs in U.S. homes
  • Villa Lobos Pit Bull Rescue, a group that fosters unwanted pit bulls in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • World Vets, a program providing international aid for animals, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide. This program currently serves 39 countries on six continents and is actively expanding to additional countries every year.
  • Operation Delta Dog, a local non-profit organization with a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to work as service dogs for veterans who are suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and related challenges

Browse the material below to learn more about our past and ongoing charity efforts. Or, if you know of an organization, event or cause that you think we should support, speak with an IVG representative today at 781.897.6980 or submit a short contact form online.

Help Us Support the Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer

March 29, 2013

Donate To A Great Cause, Help Us Reach Our Goal For the second year IVG will be participating in the Jimmy Fund Rally Against Cancer….

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Give the Gift of Blood this Valentine’s Day

January 15, 2013

Support The Children’s Hospital Boston Please join us at Mass Vet on Wednesday February 13 between 10am and 4pm to donate blood to the Children’s…

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Help us Raise money to Donate Oxygen Masks to Local Firestations

May 25, 2011

Bulger Veterinary Hospital, is raising money to provide local fire stations with oxygen masks for pets. The fund raiser began in March 2011 and had…

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Pictures with Santa & the Northeast Animal Shelter

January 31, 2011

Mass Vet was proud to support the efforts of the Northeast Animal Shelter by donating 110 stockings full of dog and cat treats & goodies…

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Dogtoberfest 2010

January 31, 2011

Special thanks to everyone who volunteered or joined us for Dogtoberfest 2010 on September 19 at Muddy Creek Animal Care Center. Though the generous donations…

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December Food Drives

January 31, 2011

Thank you to all who donated so generously to the Bulger & Muddy Creek Food Drives in December 2010!  With your help we were able…

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