One Health Organization's May 16th Benefit For VETS ON WHEELS To Help Seniors Care For Their Pets

One Health Organization's May 16 benefit supports VETS ON WHEELS, providing affordable veterinary care for seniors’ pets at senior residences. Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Hts, 6:30 pm. $75 ticket covers wine & heavy hors d’oeuvres. Activities: silent auction, Fund-A-Need opps, and a $100@tkt raffle for 1 of 3 travel packages. CUTOFF DATES: event tkts, 5/14; trip raffle tkts drawing, 5/16. Buy tkts on website ( or by phone 216.920.3051
By: H/L Communications for One Health Organization
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"Vets On Wheels"  gets veterinarians to seniors' residences to treat their pets
"Vets On Wheels" gets veterinarians to seniors' residences to treat their pets
CLEVELAND - May 1, 2013 - PRLog -- On Thursday, May 16, One Health Organization’s annual benefit to support its signature program, “Vets On Wheels,” will be held at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 6:30-9:30 pm.  The $75 per ticket benefit will feature wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres, a raffle for one of three once-in-a lifetime travel packages, a silent auction, and “Fund-A-Need,” a way for guests to direct their contributions to a specific need.

One Health Organization, founded in 2008 by Gates Mills veterinarian Anna M. van Heeckeren, is based on the premise that the health of people, animals, and environments are inextricably linked.  Without the health of one, the health of the other two fail.  Unfortunately, too many seniors on fixed or reduced incomes face the dilemma of choosing between caring for themselves or for their beloved animal companions.

To help seniors and their pets, One Health has focused on “Vets On Wheels,” a program that offers veterinary care to seniors at their places of residence, and may underwrite a portion of the cost based on the seniors’ incomes.  Vets On Wheels veterinary services include wellness checks, vaccinations, disease/parasite testing, parasite treatments when needed, treating many common illnesses, and pet owner education.  Depending on availability of funds, fees are subsidized for those who provide proof of financial need.

“Vets On Wheels’ delivery of trained and qualified veterinary teams to treat dogs or cats owned by seniors who cannot afford high veterinarian fees without help, or who cannot access a veterinarian, makes a real difference,” says Dr. Anna (as she is called by appreciative seniors), noting that a 3-minute video about Vets On Wheels is posted on its website at and on YouTube.

“We will celebrate One Health’s 5th year anniversary with an enjoyable evening of noshing, mingling, music, and making new friends,” promises Dr. Anna.  Those who cannot attend can support the organization via a donation or a raffle that rewards the winner – who need not be present to win – with the choice of one of three spectacular trips valued from about $6,000 to $13,000.  

Major benefit sponsors are the American Veterinary Medical Foundation, Dollar Bank, Embrace Pet Insurance, and H/L Communications. Other partners include the Cleveland Academy of Veterinary Medicine, Human Capital Advisors, JumpStart Inc., Stautzenberger College, and UBS.

More information about the benefit and raffle can be found at One Health’s website,, or on its Facebook page.  Event tickets are available through Tuesday, May 14.  Raffle tickets (which are limited in number and cost $100) are available until the drawing on May 16.  Both can be purchased online at or by calling 216.920-3051.


One Health Organization, headquartered in Gates Mills, Ohio, is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit whose mission is “Healthy Animals. Healthy People. Healthy Environments.” The founder, President and CEO is Dr. Anna M. van Heeckeren, a licensed veterinarian, researcher, and educator. For more information about the organization, please visit or contact Dr. Anna at 216.920.3051 or email

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