We are a locally owned business focused on providing great veterinary service and actively supporting our community:

► The hospital holds a pet food drive each year starting in November. We ask for small bags (less than 20 pounds please -- the food bank tells us that many people walk home carrying these bags) of adult dog and cat food for the pets of people experiencing hard economic times. We distribute the food through the area food banks who in turn provide it to local dispensaries. The 16th annual campaign will run from the middle of November through the end of December 2018.

► We are a teaching hospital; this begins with our staff. We believe in investing in our staff members through training. We train our staff using job descriptions and training plans for each staff member as well as one-on-one "showing the ropes." We have standard operating procedures that evolve to meet the needs of the hospital and keep the staff in-synch with the most effective procedures. We help our staff learn a variety of information to provide outstanding service to our clients and to serve as a knowledgeable resource for people they meet in the community.

► We worked with the Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association and Sinclair Community College to develop Sinclair's degree granting, accredited veterinary technology program for the Dayton area. The first class graduated in 2014. Our hospital is an accredited teaching hospital and a field training site. We encourage job shadowing for those interested in a career in veterinary medicine, both as veterinary technicians and veterinarians. (See our Hospital Forms page and Job Shadow Guidelines for more information.)

► We have typically employed pre-vet and pre-vet tech college students. They contribute to the operation of the hospital and gain valuable work experience prior to application and admission to veterinary college programs. Experience is required for students seeking entry into vet and vet tech school -- veterinary medicine is an enjoyable profession, yet hard work -- quality experience is vital to career-long success. We are very proud of our student staff members as well as our staff members who contribute not only to our success but also to the success of our future veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

► Members of our staff are often guest lecturers at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and serve as mentors to veterinary students.

► Our veterinarians work with the local schools for career days and beyond:

  -- In elementary schools we introduce the idea of fun careers working with animals

  -- In middle schools we help students see science careers, like vet med, can be enjoyable and rewarding

  -- In high schools we emphasize the science & people skills required in jobs working with animals

  -- We provide job shadow opportunities to 8th graders and above subject to selection based on written application

► Staff members are active with scouting -- investing in the future of the young people around them.

► We are active in the local business community; served on the Board of Directors for the South Metro Regional Chamber of Commerce. Evergreen won the Chamber's "Small Business of the Year Award."

► We are active in the local veterinary community, participating in the Miami Valley Veterinary Medical Association and working with the Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

► We have hosted foreign exchange veterinary students for medical practice experience in the United States. We are a model practice.

► Evergreen has been a business sponsor for the Centerville Summer Concert Series at Stubbs Park. The staff enjoy the variety of music played and the company enjoys helping to expand the arts in our south Dayton community.

We are an outstanding company providing services to outstanding clients.

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