Through our ongoing commitment to you, our clients, our neighbors, and the Clairemont community, CoastView Veterinary Hospital is a supporter or sponsor of the organizations noted below. We will continue to keep this page updated with new information about our support, involvement, volunteer opportunities, and upcoming events.
Thank you to all of our clients who’ve donated additional funds to several of these organizations and to our own special Benjamin’s Fund (facilitated through the Veterinary Care Charitable Fund of the AVMF) in honor of Dr. Laura Schultz’s beloved pet, Benjamin.
Benjamin’s Fund is CoastView Veterinary Hospital’s special segment of The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund® which is a program created by the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) to provide veterinarians with a simple and effective way to offer charitable veterinary services to clients facing personal hardships as well as a means to support animals who are injured or rescued from abuse and neglect. Enrolled veterinary hospitals, including CoastView Veterinary Hospital, now have a way to offer services to existing clients who qualify for assistance through The Veterinary Care Charitable Fund.
Please use this special link should you wish to make a charitable donation.
Please note: This fund is meant to help our existing clients in times of hardship and is applicable only to the services we are able to complete at CoastView Veterinary Hospital.
At this time, we are unable to provide support for services required elsewhere (such as emergency services, overnight care, or specialty services). In addition, there is an application process to confirm financial need and to provide a review of the recommended treatment plan ensuring the necessary services are within the means currently available at CoastView Veterinary Hospital. When CoastView is unable to provide the necessary services or when the client’s situation does not qualify for financial aid from the fund, CoastView will provide additional information for other financial aid or credit options.
On a more personal note, Dr. Laura Schultz shares a little bit of her story about her beloved hound dog, Benjamin.
Benjamin entered our lives in November 1999. He was only 10 weeks old when we adopted him from a family farm out in Floyd County, VA. Actually, he chose us because he declined food in order to continue getting love from me and Adam, my husband.
Our lives changed, dramatically, that snowy night and we should have known he would test us in many ways considering his first day with us was spent at the ER Vet getting a health certificate to travel back to FL with Adam. We really had no idea what we were doing then – our little budding family of three.
Ben was the best and quite possibly the worst dog all in one, but ultimately he really was my best friend through my adult life, so far. I learned more about canine behavior from him than I ever would have imagined and I am so glad he was “our first” because now I feel like I can handle most any situation.
Ben pretty much lived our military lifestyle with us. He traveled the world with us and was a trooper through the multiple quarantines and moves. He was my buddy and my protector when Adam was deployed. He watched our family grow from the three of us to four, five, six and then even seven. And he continued to be our protector through everything.
It is impossible to convey how devastated we were to lose Ben, but at the same time, I know how blessed we were to have had him in our lives for so long. Who really gets almost 17 years with their beloved furry companion?
Rest in peace my sweet boy – you are home and I will see you again one day. Continue your charge of protector because now you have Samantha and Emma to watch over and love. You are forever mine and in my heart.