What is Connect for Care?

Connect for Care is a unique CVMA Chapter 6 Denver Area member benefit program designed to unify veterinarians, shelters, and pet owners all around the same common goal: Ensuring adopted shelter pets receive the lifelong health care they deserve.

Connect for Care works by asking adopters to choose a participating veterinarian at the time of adoption for a complimentary post-adoption wellness exam. If needed, the veterinarian will also provide for up to $250 worth of care for designated post-adoption medical illnesses for up to 14 calendar days post-adoption. For veterinary practices, Connect for Care is a powerful client acquisition tool. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the Program FAQs to learn more!


2024 enrollment now open!

Who can participate in Connect for Care?

Access to the Connect for Care program is an exclusive benefit for CVMA members; at least one veterinarian at each participating practice must be a CVMA member. Any practice with a CVMA member small animal veterinarian in the following counties may participate: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson.

Participating shelters must be PACFA-licensed and a member of the Metro Denver Animal Welfare Alliance (MDAWA).

Current participating shelters are:

See what participants are saying

Karen B. Todd, DVM
Altitude Animal Hospital

Beth Spencer, DVM 
Goodheart Animal Health Center

Lindsay Mamula-Crippen, DVM, MBA, CVPM, CVFT 
Veterinary Center of Parker, Inc.

Mary Sare, DVM 
Littleton Veterinary Clinic

“We have been using Connect for Care since opening our practice and it has been such a great program for us.  We love that we are able to provide care for shelter pets as they start their life in their new homes.  It is a great opportunity to make sure these friends have a healthy start. We love that this program allows new pet families to meet us to determine if we will be a good fit for their pet care journey.”

Our whole team loves the Connect for Care program. It allows us all to feel like we are giving back to the community and it is incredibly easy to implement and use. Clients love it and it allows them to have a less pressured first visit and interview with our hospital. It is a great tool to build and retain new clients and a great way to help the local shelter community.

The Connect for Care Program has been wonderful. We have met some amazing clients who truly care about their newly adopted fur babies and we have been able to help those babies take the first steps to a healthy life. Those clients have returned to us for follow up and routine care.  We love helping out the community and being able to offer this service.

The Connect for Care program has been a welcome addition to our hospital. Not only does it regularly bring in new clients, it also allows our team the opportunity to provide a service to the community that satisfies one of the tenets of our mission statement. The clients are greatly appreciative of the time that we’ve taken to examine their new family member, and we have received online reviews from new adopters saying as much. We definitely plan to continue in years to come.

How can I enroll my practice?

Enrollment is quick and easy!

Small annual fee of $125 applies.


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