Community Outreach

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“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  -Anatole France.

VSRP was proud to be a major sponsor of the “Miles for MIRA” 5 K fundraiser on October 20th at Sandhills Community College. MIRA is recognized as a global leader in the breeding, selection, and training of guide and service dogs. The dogs that they breed and train are Labradors and Bernese Mountain dogs. The foundation provides free guide dogs to blind children ages 11-16. MIRA USA is located in Aberdeen, NC. We are pleased to support the important work of the MIRA foundation and look forward to participating in their future fundraising events. To learn more about MIRA

Rescue Groups

Veterinary Surgical Referral Practice continues to support the dog and cat community by assisting rescue groups with surgery, medical support, and treatment. Throughout each year VSRP has donated thousands of dollars in patient care for the following rescue groups:

American College of Veterinary Surgeons

VSRP doctors are board certified by the ACVS. The ACVS is constantly doing research and offering scholarships so new techniques can be discovered and current techniques can be perfected.

VSRP supports the ACVS foundation annually and has donated thousands of dollars for surgical care research.


North Carolina State University – College of Veterinary Medicine Students

This spring and every spring VSRP is honored to take part in the education of third year veterinary students. The NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine students visit VSRP to shadow our surgeons, watch surgical procedures and learn about our diagnostic techniques.


We are fortunate to take part in the education of the following students on their pathway to veterinary medicine:

  • Amy Doster
  • Elijah Davis
  • Jessica Stahl
  • Erin Galemore
  • Kimberly Carren-Pescosolido
  • Tara Fetzer
  • Betsy Williams
  • Melanie Jarrett
  • Heather Beveridge
  • Jimmy Harper

Cary Dog Days

VSRP sponsored our third annual booth at the Dog Days of June at Bond Park in Cary on June 4th in support of our local area rescue groups. We were greeted by several of our previous patients (pictured here) and made some new friends. T- shirts were sold with the saying “It is all fun and games until someone gets a cone”. The cute T-shirt pokes fun at the cone of shame our patients must wear after surgery and was custom designed by Lindsey from our reception team. All proceeds from the shirt sales are donated to a local area rescue group to assist with necessary surgery for their sponsored pet. We do have only a few (size Large) shirts left and they will be available for purchase at the clinic. Our practice team enjoys supporting this event on an annual bases and we plan to return in 2012.

To learn more about Dog Days of June visit:


Central Carolina Community College Veterinary Technician Externs

VSRP is proud to participate in the externship program for Central Carolina Community College Veterinary Technology Program. We offer a several month program of mentorship and hands on experience in our surgical specialty hospital. Our VSRP doctors and technicians enjoy this opportunity to provide a supportive environment for the CCCC veterinary technology students to learn and apply the VSRP gold standard of patient care.


Students enrolled in the program study nutrition, diseases, anatomy, radiology, parasitology, pharmacology, dental, surgical and clinical procedures, anesthesiology, lab techniques, and office practices. The program has a diverse animal population, a large dog and cat ward, on-campus labs and an off-campus large animal facility. The instructional program features guest speakers from the NC State University College of Veterinary Medicine, representatives from pharmaceutical and research facilities, and from specialty hospitals, as well as members of the NC Veterinary Board. Students are invited to attend meetings and continuing education seminars sponsored by state veterinary associations. Students in the VMT program are encouraged to join the student chapter of the North American Veterinary Technician Association and the North Carolina Association of Veterinary Technicians.

Bomb Sniffing Dogs

VSRP has performed orthopedic screening for more than 400 canine bomb sniffers, police dogs and military service dogs. We are very honored to be a part of this important project in support of our US military troops, police forces and global airport security.

To learn more about bomb sniffing dogs you can read an article in the Marine Corps Times