Bay Area Veterinary Hospital Hosts Pet Disaster Preparedness Seminar
Renowned local veterinary hospital Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is teaming up
with the San Ramon Fire Department to host a free community seminar on how to plan to care for
your pet in case of a disaster.
San Ramon, CA, May 24, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is
partnering with the San Ramon Fire Department (SRFD) to educate pet owners on how to plan and
prepare for their pet's well-being in the aftermath of a disaster. The event is free of charge and will take
place Thursday, May 30th from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center. SRFD Emergency
Coordinator Danielle Bell will discuss evacuation planning, how to prepare, and community resources.
Dr. Kristel Weaver will go over pet first aid items and how to use them properly. “Events such as
Hurricane Katrina and the recent tragedy in Oklahoma taught us how important it is to be prepared and
especially with our pets,” states Danielle. “It's vital for pet owners to be informed and this event will give
them the education and tools they need to be aware. Bishop Ranch Vet has been an excellent team player
in the Tri-Valley and this event highlights how much they care and want people to be connected and
comfortable handling emergency situations.”
The hospital has been promoting disaster preparedness essentials such as microchips, emergency planning
manuals, and pet first aid kits all month long in honor of National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day on
May 8th. The goal is to encourage residents to include their pets in their own emergency family planning
to help prevent additional tragedy in the wake of an emergency. “California is blessed with amazing
weather but living in the Bay Area, we know that an earthquake can happen without warning," says
Margaret Urquhart, Hospital Administrator of Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center. “Helping our clients be
prepared to care for their pets is a way we can give back to our patients beyond the exam room. This is
also an opportunity for the community to ask questions and become involved in a dialogue regarding their
This free and educational seminar will take place outside on the lawn of the hospital. Refreshments will
be provided and dogs are invited to attend. A raffle will be held and two fully equipped pet disaster kits
will be given away - one for a dog and one for a cat. The kits were assembled by Bishop Ranch
Veterinary Center and come in bright orange back packs and are stocked with all the essential items for a
pet survival kit - including extra food, first aid items, leashes, water and more. People who wish to attend
should RSVP at email@example.com or call 925-866-83387 to reserve a spot today.
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is one of the few human-equivalent veterinary hospitals
in the Tri-Valley area. With 15 doctors on staff, the hospital provides primary care, emergency and urgent
care, specialty and surgical services, acupuncture and boarding for dogs, cats, and exotic pets. It is the
largest such medical and surgical facility for pets in San Ramon and the greater Bay Area.
Established in 2000, Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care is accredited by the American
Animal Hospital Association and also works to support local animal rescue groups by donating tens of
thousands of dollars in veterinary care every year. They are the winner of Diablo Magazine's Best in the
Bay Veterinary Hospital as well as the San Ramon and Danville Express Reader's Choice Award for Best
Veterinary Hospital multiple years in a row. The hospital is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am
until 10pm, and weekends from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm.
For more information about Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care call 925-866-8387 or go to
www.webvets.com. The hospital is located at 2000 Bishop Drive in San Ramon, California.
Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care
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