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News IconPet Medical Center Wins 2005 ImproMed Community Contributor of the Year Award

Oshkosh, WI (February 7, 2005) – ImproMed, Inc. is pleased to announce that Pet Medical Center of Santa Monica, California has been awarded the 2005 Annual ImproMed Community Contributor of the Year Award. Once a year, ImproMed selects a client who provides outstanding contributions to their local community to receive this award.

As a practice, Pet Medical Center donates money, time and effort to ensure the well-being of animals and their owners in their community. They regularly participate in the Senior Citizen Spay and Neuter Program, a program that reduces the cost of these pet procedures so that elderly clients can afford animal companions.

Free or at cost spaying and neutering is given to the Santa Monica Animal Shelter so the shelter can afford to rescue as many homeless cats and dogs as possible. Pet Medical Center has also supported the Santa Monica Police Dog Association and the Santa Monica Firemen's Association for the past ten years and looks to the future by providing tours, pet health and career information to the local Boy and Girl Scouts.

ImproMed also recognizes the individual achievements of Pet Medical Center's employees and associates like Dr. Anthony George. Dr. George donates his personal and professional time to a large rescue organization in Los Angeles, Friends of Animals, where he assesses the health of each animal and treat as many injuries and illnesses as he can.

"In spite of all we do as a hospital and individuals, no one does it for recognition. It is a way of life for everyone who works here," said Kirstin Pirkl, Practice Manager of Pet Medical Center. This way of life thrives in the workplace and continues when Pet Medical Center's employees return home. Many employees donate time and money to local fund raising events and actively participate in school procedures like holding board positions in the Parent Teacher Association.

Recently, Pet Medical Center's community involvement has extended beyond their local region to support the national community. Dr. Annie Hernandez, a Pet Medical Center associate, exhausted her available vacation time to assist in the animal relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. While she was in Louisiana, Pet Medical Center organized a drive to purchase and send supplies to Dr. Hernandez so that she could treat the pets in need. In addition, Pet Medical Center employees and clients were able to raise over $5000 to give to the Hurricane Katrina Animal Relief Effort.

ImproMed is proud to acknowledge Pet Medical Center for all of their outstanding achievements with the First Annual ImproMed Community Contributor of the Year award, and commends Pet Medical Center for a job well done.

ImproMed is an award-winning developer and provider of business and medical management software for the veterinary industry. Since its inception in 1979, ImproMed's continuing mission has been to provide veterinarians with better software and better technical support by carefully monitoring changes in the veterinary medicine field and implementing program suggestions from their clients.

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