VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County celebrates 100% renewable energy

VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County celebrates 100% renewable energy

VCA, proudly part of Mars Veterinary Health, and the collaboration with Sonoma Clean Power highlights ongoing commitment to reducing CO2 emissions with every veterinary visit

ROHNERT PARK, California (March 28, 2024) – VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County (VCA ACC) of VCA Animal Hospitals, the leader of comprehensive veterinary services and proudly part of Mars, Incorporated, together with Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), celebrated the use of SCP’s 100% renewable locally sourced electricity service, EverGreen. The announcement came during a “green” ribbon-cutting event hosted by the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce.

As part of Mars Veterinary Health, VCA Animal Hospitals’ network of 1,000 community hospitals have proudly sourced 100% renewable electricity since 2022. This collaboration specifically supports local renewable electricity generation, offering VCA and the community an opportunity to benefit from 100% renewable, locally generated electricity 24/7. EverGreen utilizes solar energy during the day and natural geothermal sources when the sun sets, ensuring a continuous supply of renewable energy throughout the year, effectively eliminating nearly all greenhouse gas emissions associated with electricity production.

VCA ACC has been one of the region’s largest 24/7 emergency and specialty animal hospitals for 40 years, offering state-of-the-art solutions to address pet health needs. This announcement follows the release of the Mars Net Zero Roadmap, its innovative open-source action plan to accelerate action towards achieving Net Zero emissions by 2050.

“VCA ACC has been on an amazing sustainability journey and through partnerships, such as with SCP, we’re able to show what is possible when like-minded environmental trailblazers come together.” said Dr. Diccon Westworth, Veterinary Specialist at VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County. “Today with SCP, we are actively leading the way for a more sustainable future for the veterinary profession, helping create a greener tomorrow that I’d proudly pass on to our grandchildren and their pets.”

“We’re thrilled to see VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County make the switch to EverGreen. By choosing renewable electricity, VCA joins other like-minded businesses, demonstrates its dedication to environmental stewardship, and sets an example for other businesses in the community,” said Scott Lawrence, SCP’s commercial accounts manager. “Sustainability is a marathon, not a sprint, and VCA’s Sonoma County Hospital is taking a meaningful step toward making a lasting, sustainable impact.”

The partnership between SCP and VCA Sonoma County underscores the collective effort to create a cleaner, healthier future for Sonoma County.

For more information on Sonoma Clean Power’s EverGreen service, visit sonomacleanpower.org. To learn more about VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County, visit vcahosptials.com/sonomacounty. To learn more about the Mars commitment to helping create a safe, healthy and sustainable world for our partners and the communities in which we operate, please visit mars.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS
Kate Kelly, Director of Public Relations, Sonoma Clean Power
kkelly@sonomacleanpower.org | 707.486.2952

Lauren Herrmann, VCA Animal Hospitals
lauren.herrmann@vca.com | 757.620.8023

About Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma Clean Power is the public power provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, serving about half a million people. In downtown Santa Rosa, SCP operates the only Advanced Energy Center in the United States dedicated to helping customers transition to 100% renewable energy for their homes, businesses, and vehicles. To learn more, visit sonomacleanpower.org or call 1 (855) 202-2139.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

A leader in veterinary care, VCA Animal Hospitals is committed to caring for the future of veterinary medicine. We are a family of hometown animal hospitals determined to positively impact pets, people, and our communities. From general practice to emergency and specialty care, VCA delivers world-class medicine to more than four million pets each year. Our national network of hospitals invest in cutting-edge tools, training and technology that enables our Associates to lead the industry today and into tomorrow. Among our talented 35,000 Associates are nearly 7,000 veterinarians – including 430 who are board-certified specialists – nearly 4,000 credentialed veterinary technicians and more than 10,000 veterinary assistants – all dedicated to giving pets the very best in medical care.

As part of the Mars Veterinary Health family of businesses, VCA is committed to its Purpose: A Better World for Pets®. To learn more about VCA, visit www.vca.com.