On Saturday, Sept. 7, The Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies (CFAWA), in partnership with the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, awarded the Veterinary Partnership Award to Paonia vet Dr. Norman Vincent. He was nominated by the Delta County Citizens for Animal Welfare and Shelter, or CAWS.
The CFAWA Veterinary Partnership Award recognizes a Colorado veterinarian who has made a difference for homeless and abused animals by volunteering with a local animal care and control agency, animal shelter, or rescue group. Partnerships between animal healthcare providers and animal care and control professionals greatly expand the support network for homeless and stray animals.
Dr. Norman Vincent, or Dr. V as he is affectionately called, serves as a vital resource to CAWS. In 2012, CAWS took over shelter operations from the City of Delta, after the city shelter had been closed for more than a year. Dr. Vincent, now the CAWS Adoption Center's main animal healthcare giver, works closely with CAWS providing affordable fees for overall services, free intake checkups and overnight boarding when needed. Together, Dr. Vincent and CAWS have developed a weekly arrangement for the animals to receive checkups, vaccinations, miscellaneous treatment, and any surgical services needed.
Such devotion to his patients comes as no surprise to those who know him. He has clients from many areas outside Delta County — and even a few from out of state. The animals he treats and his practice have been his passion for over 30 years, and CAWS is extremely grateful for his time and assistance.
Please join CAWS in thanking and congratulating Dr. Norman Vincent (and his wonderful staff) on winning the 2013 CFAWA Veterinary Partnership Award.blog comments powered by Disqus