Genevieve (Ginny) Forster, DVM, Ph.D. and Crystal Sinner met while working at a nonprofit veterinary clinic catering to pets from low-income backgrounds. Seeing the need for more sources of low-cost, high-quality care, Ginny and Crystal conceived of Pet Care Coalition, Inc.
We both saw countless people who weren’t financially able to give their pets the care they needed. When faced with the cost of a dental surgery, which has an average cost of $1,000 to $3,500, many owners were faced with heart-breaking decisions; where should their scarce money go: to housing or to veterinary care?
We believe no pet owner should have to decide between rent and veterinary care, which is why we formed Pet Care Coalition, Inc. in February 2020, and received our 501(c)(3) status in June 2020. As the pandemic wreaks havoc on the state’s economy, the need for low-cost care has become even more critical.
Pet Care Coalition, Inc. prioritizes providing care to disadvantaged communities, veterans, rescue animals, seniors, and others who historically have not had access to veterinary services.