Chateau Veterinary Hospital has joined the growing list of practices that have affiliated with the Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF), a 501 (c) (3) charitable foundation. By establishing our own charitable fund under VCF’s charitable umbrella, we can now accept tax – deductible gifts from our friends who want to support our charitable activities. Every year we provide free care to treat pets brought to us by Good Samaritans and to help our clients who may be adversely affected by the downturn in the economy. From time to time clients will drop off donations as a way of saying thank you for the loving care that we have provided to their pets. Unfortunately, until now those gifts have not been tax deductible. The Veterinary Care Foundation is unique in that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to veterinary practices – the Foundation’s operating costs are totally covered by practice membership dues.