In 2017, I signed on to become the President of the Board of Directors for Doney Coe Pet Clinic. It’s a decision that I am grateful for every day. I was blessed with a wonderful career in the corporate world, and am excited at the prospect of helping Doney Coe Pet Clinic grow so that it can serve even more people and the animals they love.
What is Doney Coe Pet Clinic you may ask?
Since 1986, Doney Coe Pet Clinic has been serving the pets of low income and homeless families in Seattle. Through the hard work of its volunteers and the amazing support of generous donors, Doney Coe Pet Clinic has become a beacon of light across a sometimes troubling landscape.
I am proud, too, to introduce the radio show/podcast named Team Doney Coe – changing the lives of pets and their people. The show/podcast is perfect for listeners who love the animals around them and have deep compassion for the people who might be struggling in their community.
Team Doney Coe – changing the lives of pet and their people offers “tails” of the city, where local veterinarians, animal behaviorist’s, spokespeople from animal welfare organizations and clients who use the services are interviewed by radio personality Marilyn Milano. Please enjoy the heartwarming stories about how animals have helped humans and how humans have taken care of those same animals when they are unable to take care of themselves.
I hope you will be inspired to donate, volunteer, share our story. Please listen and learn how YOU can make a difference.
All my best,
President, Board of Directors, Doney Coe Pet Clinic
This episode features a heartfelt dialogue between Dr. Laura Kreyenhagen, DVM, and Janna O’Connor, LVT. Both are dedicated professionals who also dedicate volunteer hours to Doney Coe. They discuss from the “front lines” how things are going with the new setup (10 clinics per month instead of 2), how this is helping pets and their people at an even higher level, donations that have helped immensely, and items that are still needed. The changes over the last 2 months have resulted in many more pets, and people, being seen, and this is lifting spirits and saving lives. Thanks to the many donors who have been supporting this ongoing effort and new donors and volunteers are always welcome. For more information please visit doneycoe.org
This episode of “Team Doney Coe—Helping Pets and their People” features Sarah Vanston, MD, site medical director for Neighborcare Health's Pike Place Market clinic and Housing and Street Outreach programs. Dr. Sarah is instrumental in helping with the “people” part of “pets and their people” as now pet parents can receive behavioral and physical health support through Team Doney Coe.
So often people who are struggling will take care of their pets first, but at their own expense. This part of Team Doney Coe’s program is meant to insure that people are also getting the help and support they need. In helping people be better and be well it is helping pets too.
It has been wonderful to watch the growth of Doney Coe’s outreach and see it continue to benefit more and more people and pets in our community. And we are glad “The Doctor is IN”.
In today’s show we feature a conversation with President of the Board of Directors Marti Casey as she provides updates on how things are going at the new clinic—as well as some exciting developments. The new location is working beautifully, more animals are being helped, and yes, you read it right—we are helping pets AND their people. We hear more about how Doney Coe is providing health services not just for pets, but for their people too. This is amazing and so important—because if “their people” aren’t doing well, these pets can suffer too. Thanks to the MANY donors and volunteers at Doney Coe who have made this possible and we look forward to more progress and more good news in the months to come!