“When you’re on the right path, the world will conspire on your behalf.”
Once again, this came true for us in Las Vegas at the annual American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention.
Not being ones for conventional approaches, we opted to conduct a Giving program at the show.
People were notified that we were going to be providing meals and coats to the homeless in Sin City and if we'd love some help.
Well, Debbie Miles and the AAEP organization stepped up and helped us out along with several volunteers. They provided a great space and all the assistance we needed. That in itself was a true inspiration and served as motivation to all of those that participated!
With the help of many volunteers we were able to put together 250 sack lunches that would be delivered to the homeless, fed 100+ Mission residents a hot meal and delivered 60+ winter jackets for distribution at the Las Vegas Mission. (You can see more of the pictures here...)
Because of the wonderful support and response we had with this giving project, we have decided to make it an annual event. So when it comes time for the show in Florida next year, be ready to roll up your sleeves and pitch in.
It feels good to Do Good.
I also wanted to share some of the other philanthropy we’ve been up to right here in the U.S.! Please meet and read about our first domestic giving partner Harnessing Hope and their work with Therapeutic Riding.
As the end of the year is upon us, we wanted to take the opportunity to thank all of you, our incredible veterinary friends.
Our time spent in Las Vegas surrounded by extraordinary people was the highlight of the season!
Working with such an amazing group makes this labor of love, no labor at all. We appreciate each and every one of you for the sacrifices you make to help animals.
We wish you and yours peace and joy this holiday season.
Until next time please remember to, Be Good & Do Good.
Dr. Rob, Dr. Keith and Robo
PS - We've recently launched a product that we've been working on with the lead nutritionist at Texas A & M for two years. We were looking for a super supplement to support vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients that high end performance horses were missing.
What we discovered is shocking - they really aren't missing!!
Most performance diets have all of the nutrients a horse needs. And, nutrients are best for a horse if they are extracted from feed and not supplemented - it's the way nature intended.
However, most performance horses can't get the nutrients out of their feed because their digestive system is only operating at 20 - 30%!