LA JOLLA–The Foundation for Animal Care and Education (FACE) will honor La Jolla Veterinary Hospital for their dedication of keeping pets healthy for nearly 70 years at a gala on September 29.
Over time, the hospital’s name has become synonymous with excellence within veterinary medicine and care. Their team of veterinarians, technicians, and administrative staff is endlessly dedicated to animal welfare, and often volunteers their spare time to animal causes, like serving overpopulated populations in El Centro and supporting local shelters. The hospital’s dedication to serving animals is also displayed by their work with FACE Foundation. Among the many ways La Jolla Veterinary Hospital supports FACE is their annual Paws & Pints charitable fundraiser held every summer; this year alone, $15,000 raised at the event went back to help fund FACE’s life-saving work. The hospital also often sponsors FACE’s annual fundraising events, like its annual Bags & Baubles shopping event and Invitational Golf Tournament. Hospital Director Stephanie Coolidge serves on FACE’s Advisory Committee, lending her expertise and knowledge about the veterinary industry to provide strategic advice and guide organizational decisions.
“Animal welfare is our lifestyle. Not our job, our hobby, nor a fraction of what we do. It is who we are and FACE encompasses all that we believe in,” Coolidge says about the hospital.
In addition to honoring La Jolla Veterinary Hospital, the Animaltarian Awards will also be recognizing Loving Hands Veterinary Services and local TV personality and San Diego Home/Garden Lifestyles Magazine Pet columnist Sandie Lampe for their work in the animal community.
Registration for the event is available online at https://face4pets.org/event/animaltarian-awards/. General admission is $100 and VIP tickets are $300. VIPs will receive early admission, a private tour of one of the finest private collections of African and pre-Columbian art in California, and a tour of the estate’s exotic bird aviary.
Proceeds from the Animaltarian Awards benefit the FACE Foundation, a 501(c)(3) San Diego non-profit that provides financial assistance for pets in need of life-saving veterinary care. To date, FACE has assisted over 2,415 local pets in need. For tax-deductible donations, call (858) 450-3223 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.