Working with numerous local non-profits helps our mission to impact the community in a positive way.
At Brook-Falls Veterinary Hospital & Exotic Animal Care, the only thing we’re as passionate about as animal medicine is giving back to our community. We provide many tours to area girl scout and boy scout troops, and speak at many career fairs and schools to students of all age groups about veterinary medicine and animal care. Our veterinarians and care team team regularly donate time and get involved in community events with the goal of educating the public and promoting responsible pet ownership.
Brook-Falls provides reduced-cost services to many nonprofits in the area, including the following organizations and several local Humane Societies:
Annual Holiday Pet Pictures Event
Each year in December, we host a holiday pet picture event. Pet parents have festive photos taken with their pets or just their pets are photographed if owners are too shy. We have all kinds of species that turn up for this cause. Some years we were lucky enough to have a Santa and Cindy Lou Who that come and help us by posing with pets in the photos by the owners request. All proceeds from this event go directly to the Wanakia Wildlife Center.
Marty from Wanakia has an information table set up in our senior center. Here is where she discusses and showcases some of her non-releasable wild residents. These residents help her with wildlife education programs in many schools within the area. The number of owners who participate in this event warms our hearts. We couldn't do it without our wonderful community. It is also a lot of fun for our team to see pets outside of the exam room. The outcome of this event is always truly amazing!
Another non-profit we donate to is Pets Helping People. Pets Helping People’s mission is to improve the lives of others, many with special needs, through the practice of animal-assisted interventions.
Dr. Bloss was one of the founding partners in Pets Helping People and makes a part of the Brook-Falls initiative with our giveback program. For every patient that we help cross the Rainbow Bridge, we give a monetary donation to Pets Helping People in their honor.
Local School Veterinary Talks
We also do some traveling within the local community to discuss what it means and what it takes to become a veterinary team member. We have spoken to preschool-aged students all the way up to high school-aged students. How we deliver the material changes depending on the age group, but we love to talk about veterinary medicine and pass down our passion for the human-animal bond! Below are just a few past talks that we were lucky enough to participate in.
Sponsored Local Events
Throughout the year, we like to sponsor some local events. During these events, we meet with pet parents and talk about what we all love...their pets, how to keep them healthy, and how to strengthen their human-animal bond. We sponsor a tent and four dog watering stations for the Menomonee Falls Fest. Another event we sponsor is called Wagfest. Not only do we sponsor this event, but we also host the first aid tent for the entire event. We have a lot of fun meeting up with current patients to see them outside the office! We also take this opportunity to talk to new pet parents to inform them all that Brook-Falls has to offer.
We value the community in which we work and we love the people and pets that live there! If you’ve got an event focus on veterinary medicine and animal care or any other pet-related activity that you’d like us to get involved in, we’d love to hear about it!