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Community Service Involvement

2014 Christmas Care Program

We just had a super fun night helping Dr. Balsis and her family with the Christmas Care program! We wrapped presents, bagged apples, and packed grocery bags full of food. This program is very special for our community and it makes a big difference to the families who need a little help during this Christmas season.

Bark for life 2013

American Cancer society fundraiser June 2013 Fundraiser for American Cancer society at Kiwanis park, St Joseph, MI. Dog lovers gather together to raise money and awareness about cancer.

BCYF (Berrien County Youth Fair) 2013

Two by Two Animal Hospital veterinarians volunteer at the Berrien County youth fair to keep all animals happy and healthy. More pictures here.

Animal Aid (Mutt March 2013)

Mutt March is an annual, end of summer, fundraiser for Animal Aid. While they walk with their dogs on the bluff in downtown Saint Joseph, people can purchase pet goods, to support the Animal Aid organization. +2 pic Dr. Spink, Caitlin, Dr. Shaffer and Jenny at "Animal Aid's Mutt March" this morning on the bluff in St. Joe.

Oct 2012 HSSM Spa day

In October of 2012, Lia (our groomer) wanted to treat the dogs at the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan (in Benton Harbor) to a day at the Spa….to help them get squeaky clean for the holidays.

She was also hoping to get them some publicity and help find each of them a forever home. We have been posting pictures of them on our FB page to try and generate awareness and share what a fun day we had with all of them.

She bathed a total of 30 dogs that day and was soaking wet and exhausted when it was over.

Christmas Care 2013

Christmas Care was founded by Jim and Sheri Kesterke (Dr. Balsis’s parents) when Dr. Balsis was 1 year old. This program provides groceries and toys to families in need during the holiday season. Christmas care has grown every year and recently assisted over 250 families within the community. Please contact Dr. Balsis if you would like to get involved and volunteer.

Mission trip to Honduras

Dr. Spink is traveling to Honduras in June 2013 to participate in a veterinary mission trip. She and her team travel to remote villages and provide free vaccinations, de-worming, and sterilization for dogs, cats, horses, cattle and pigs. The group usually treats around 400 animals. If you would like more information or are interested in sponsorship please call and talk to her. There are more pictures on our photo gallery.

World Vision child sponsorship

Two by Two has been sponsoring two children through World Vision (link). Their names are Joyti (from India) and Unduku (from Sri Lanka). We enjoy sharing little packages with them and it’s fun to watch them grow up through pictures and letters. Please check out our album next time you are in the office. We would encourage you to look into the World Vision mission and help transform communities through child sponsorship.

Community Service Involvement

PHCA (Professional Health Career Academy) student host site
MSU veterinary student internship host site
Career days at local elementary schools
Best friends 4-H club

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