Riley the cat reaps the benefit of philanthropy

Riley the cat and his fellow fur-friends in need are reaping the benefits of owner Gail Thomas' generosity.

Gail, a long-time supporter of U-Vet Hospital, and the small animal internal medicine service, in particular began her philanthropic endeavours with us in 2011 when she helped us obtain our glucose monitoring equipment after her cat, Millie, was diagnosed with diabetes.

Image: Gail Thomas' cats, Millie (left) and Riley (right)

Gail continues to support this area and has since helped many animals over the years, having contributed to purchases of new and improved equipment for animals with diabetes to have their blood sugar continuously monitored at home rather than in hospital.

In 2017, Gail had generously donated to help establish our new ward for housing of cats and dogs treated with radioactive iodine.

Image: Riley the cat

Coincidentally her cat Riley was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism early this year and with her generosity in contributing to the new ward, he was able to be treated and cared for in that same ward, spending eight days there following his treatment. We are very happy to report that Riley loved the new accommodation and responded very well to the treatment!

Gail's support and that of others like hers over the years has been invaluable to U-Vet Hospital, helping us to care for more animals. We would like to take this opportunity to thank her, and all our clients, for supporting our work. All of our clients support the work we do – in some cases through donations but also through trusting us to care for their beloved pets.

If you would also like to help us in providing improved care for animal patients, you can become a Friend of U-Vet or donate.

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