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HART ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF DR. JESSY VANDEVENDER, DVM

Mercedes Pellet

HART for Animals is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Jessy Vandevender, DVM, to the Bredel Veterinary Care Center at the HART Animal Center. Dr. “Jessy” joins the HART team on March 18, and will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of dogs, cats and pocket pets. In addition, Dr. Jessy will be managing the health of the adoptable animals in the HART Adoption Wing, including the spay/neuter surgeries prior to adoption.

A native of Tucker County, WV, Dr. Jessy holds a B.S. in Biology from Davis and Elkins College, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Mississippi State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced veterinary medicine and surgery, both as an associate and as an emergency vet, for the past four years in Elkins, West Virginia.

The Bredel Veterinary Clinic is a full-service veterinary center providing consultations, examinations, surgeries, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, dentals, radiographs, and lab tests for dogs, cats and pocket pets. The Bredel Clinic at the HART Animal Center will continue to offer the Lifesaver program no-cost spay/neuters for qualifying families through their Maryland Spay/Neuter grant. Low-cost spay/neuters are also available for residents in states outside of Maryland.

In announcing the new veterinarian, HART’s Executive Director, Paula Yudelevit, noted that 93% of HART’s total revenue goes directly into the care of the animals. She added, “In addition to our excellent service, our clinic and boarding clients have the satisfaction of knowing that their fees go to save the lives of homeless animals in our region.”

HART for Animals, Inc. is a charitable animal welfare organization founded in 2003 to improve the condition of homeless animals in the Western Maryland region. HART is a 501 (c) (3) corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. For additional information on HART, the HART Animal Center or any of its programs, or to donate, visit the HART web site at www.hartforanimals.org.