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Animalytix and its partners were honored to recognize one not-for-profit organization in the KC region with the 2016 Spirit of Service award, Community Veterinary Outreach.

The Spirit of Service Award recognizes not-for-profit organizations that work to improve the health and lives of both animals and people.

Community Veterinary Outreach


Community Veterinary Outreach (CVO) is a registered charity that aims to improve the health of homeless individuals and their pets through a “one health” model of care. By offering human health services and health education alongside preventative veterinary care, CVO seeks to improve access to veterinary and human health resources for an at-risk population, and leverage the human-animal bond to increase human health resource uptake.


Community Veterinary Outreach’s mandate is to:

  • Improve the health and welfare of both animals and people
  • Create multilateral collaborative partnerships with community organizations
  • Contribute to the scientific knowledge base on social issues involving animals
  • And develop program models that are reproducible in other communities.


CVO is staffed with veterinary and community volunteers and operates out of partner agency locations. Clients and their pets are referred to programs through case workers operating out of our partnership agencies in the community. Programs include:

  • Full service clinics offer preventative care, including an examination, vaccinations, treatment for parasites, implantation with permanent identification (microchip), and owners receive education and advice on nutrition, dental care, and behaviour.
  • Pet Fairs that include pet health education, pet dental education and supplies, grooming and nail trims, and access to pet food and supplies.