Good Samaritan Fund
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COVID-19 has affected many aspects of our daily lives, including veterinarian services and the public's declining employment rate. This unfortunate combination is creating a growing population of pet owners who are unable to afford medical services for their pets. Now more than ever, The Good Samaritan Fund needs your support to assist people who are facing financial barriers and have a pet that requires medical care at Ryan Hospital.
Recent donations (37 donations)
Name DescendingX Amount
Howard and Paula Kaufold $100.00
Anonymous $5000.00
Nick Harbist
Dr. F. Desmond McCarthy
Lasher $100.00
Recent donations
Top donors (37 donations)
Annette Gittelman $5000.00
Anonymous $5000.00
Joel and Blaire Epstein
Jayneann and Matthew Wikler $2000.00
Dr. F. Desmond McCarthy
The Good Samaritan Fund alleviates financial limitations for our client's owners who would otherwise be unable to afford the life saving treatments Ryan Hospital provides their pets.

The Emergency & Critical Care Team at Ryan Hospital provides world-class veterinary medicine 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Thanks to the kindness of over 200 supportive donors, we were able to help 181 dogs and 51 cats from July 1, 2016- June 30, 2019 regain their health and return to their loving families.
Why give to the Good Samaritan Fund?
Surgery can be expensive, especially without pet insurance. Sometimes clients cannot afford complex treatments required to help their beloved pets. Fortunately, Ryan Hospital has a Good Samaritan Fund that can help offset some of those costs for pets with a good prognosis, whose owners qualify for assistance under the guidelines of the Fund.

"The financial impact can be devastating to these owners at at time when they are experiencing some of the hardest times of their lives. The Good Samaritan Fund can provide a ray of hope for them when they so desperately need it," said Dr. Ken Drobatz, Director of Emergency Services for Ryan Hospital. He continued, "The Fund is a win, win situation for all - the client, the pet, the veterinary medical staff, and the students who learn from the medicine that is taught during the treatment of these dogs and cats."

As clinicians who enter the field of veterinary medicine to care for pets, it can be devastating on a personal and professional level to have to needlessly euthanize beloved family pets . The impact of the Good Samaritan Fund on everyone involved is broad and meaningful.

Help an Animal in Need Today!
The Penn Vet Good Samaritan Fund was created by generous and compassionate animal lovers. Our pets do not choose when they fall ill and it is our responsibility to provide them with the care they deserve.

Below are just some of the types of medical and surgery cases Ryan Hospital has helped pets through the Good Samaritan Fund:
  • Asthma
  • Birthing Problems
  • Fracture Repair
  • Kidney Injury
  • Gastric Foreign Body Removal
  • Gun Shot Wounds
  • Herniated Spinal Discs
  • Multiple Traumas
  • Toxin Ingestion
  • Urinary Problems
Donation messages
We're hopeful that any person who brings their sick or injured pet to Ryan Hospital will be able to get the care their animal deserves. We're contributing to the Good Samaritan Fund to help pets and relieve the anxiety that pet owners feel if they don't have the funds to pay for good care. --Howard and Paula Kaufold
Penn Vet is outstanding in the care they provide to our four-footed family members. My deepest thanks to all the ER teams who save so many lives. --Ms. Catharine Ciric
In honor of loving father who taught me kindness and love, and to always help those in need of a hand. Most importantly he taught to always keep going and never give up. Happy 85th Birthday to my Panda Bear. Love, the future Dr. McCarthy, VMD. --Dr. F. Desmond McCarthy
Thank you to Dr. Mauldin and the other wonderful team members who have helped to treat Elvis. He may not show his appreciation but his owner, Lori Lasher, is truly grateful for all your help and support! --Lasher
In loving memory of Rigby Rodriguez-Friedrich and the kind care she received at Penn. --Sid's crew at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Thank you to Dr. Andreanne Cleroux for the excellent care she gave my Millie. --Nicole Agostino, DO
In appreciation of Dr. Jodie Anderson and the loving & compassionate care she provided to my beloved Lily. --Suzanne Weiss
Please send a donation letter to Mr. and Mrs. Colangelo in memory of their son Peter J. Colangelo Jr. to 2 Liberty Lane, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 --In memory of Peter J. Colangelo Jr.
Memory of Stevie --Annette Gittelman
In memory of Yuki Jordan-Detamore (dog) and for the other Jordan family pets who have been treated at Ryan --Ms. KAREN JORDAN

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