What’s behind the new partnership between the Carmel Fire Department and a local animal hospital?

Our community-minded Carmel Fire Department is always seeking ways to provide better service, especially during an emergency situation. Most often, this involves saving the lives of humans and tending to their needs. But the new partnership is all about our pets.

CFD has partnered with MedVet Medical & Cancer Centers for Pets, located near 96th Street and Michigan Road, to ensure that dogs, cats and other domesticated animals who are rescued from a fire, auto accident or other emergency situation can get emergency treatment no matter what day or what time an event occurs.

In the past, CFD has been limited in treating pets. They do have “pet oxygen masks” to help, but other options have always been limited because of the lack of vet medical expertise or to the hours of operation of animal treatment facilities nearby. With this agreement, that is no longer an issue.

If your pet is injured and rescued by CFD, MedVet will be ready to help at their facility that has the capability to provide life-saving care through their advanced technologies, distinguished doctors and caring and compassionate staff. MedVet will also provide this emergency care for free for the first 48 hours of treatment.

Here is a short video that explains the partnership in more detail.

Authored by Laura Campbell, Sue Finkam, Kevin Rider, Jeff Worrell, Sue Finkam, Bruce Kimball, Miles Nelson, Anthony Green and Adam Aasen.