Interview with Dr. Andrea Dennis regarding Veterinary Sales Tax Proposal

 

PLEASE VOICE YOUR OPPOSITION TO A STATE TAX ON VETERINARY MEDICINE

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

 

     We need your help in voicing your opposition to the proposed tax on veterinary medical services by Connecticut legislative leaders. Veterinary medicine is a medical profession which impacts both animal health and welfare as well as public health, including mental health. We treat and prevent illnesses in animals that can affect humans, rabies and leptospirosis being two such examples. We treat and prevent parasites such as roundworms, which can infect young children and adversely affect their brain function. We alleviate animal suffering. We provide services that impact the human food chain.  

     Animals are not only owned by the wealthy. They are owned by the disabled, elderly individuals with limited incomes, the poor, the middle class. They provide services to the blind, paraplegics, children with autism, individuals with epilepsy, among others.  

     Veterinary services are provided to cats, dogs, horses, dairy farms, goats, sheep, beef cattle, swine, etc.  

Taxes on veterinary services would be far reaching in their consequences resulting in reduced care for animals. This will adversely affect the health and quality of life of those animals and the individuals with which they interact.  

     Your assistance right now could not be more important. Please contact your state legislators, the legislative leaders and the governor's office to voice your concern regarding the harm to animal health and welfare and the citizens of this state should a sales tax on veterinary services be instituted. Contact information is just below. A personal email or note and a phone call are the best way to register your objections with state leaders. Time is of the essence so please act today!

 

Step 1: Use this link: http://www.cga.ct.gov/asp/menu/cgafindleg.asp to identify and contact your own state legislators. 

You will need to enter your town, then your street and finally your house number to get to the contact information.


Step 2: Additionally, please contact the Governor's office with the same message. You can thank him for his continued opposition to this tax.

Governor's office contact information:  860-566-4840 and http://www.governor.ct.gov/malloy/cwp/view.asp?a=3998&q=479088 

 

Step 3: Finally, please contact the legislative leadership offices with the same message. It is essential to express your views to them as well.

 

Legislative leadership contact information:

 

Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey, Hamden, 860-240-8500J.Brendan.Sharkey@cga.ct.gov

House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, Berlin and Southington, 860-240-8489Joe.Aresimowicz@cga.ct.gov

Rep. Jeffrey Berger, House Chair, Finance Committee, Waterbury, 860-240-8500Jeffrey.Berger@cga.ct.gov

Senate President Martin Looney, New Haven, Hamden and North Haven,860-240-8614Looney@senatedems.ct.gov

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, Norwalk and Darien, 860-240-0414Duff@senatedems.ct.gov

Senator John Fonfara, Senate Chair, Finance Committee, Hartford and Wethersfield, 860-240-0043Fonfara@senatedems.ct.gov


Please act right away. We urge you to both call and email your legislators, the governor's office and the leadership offices, and encourage your friends and families as well.

Thank you for your help!

 

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 Gov. Dannel Malloy appoints Dr. Andrea Dennis to the University of Connecticut Board of Trustees

Having already spent eight years as an elected member from 2003-2011, Dr. Dennis is serving on the board again, this time appointed by the Governor for a six-year term. Her current appointment began on July 1, 2013. We at Bloomfield Animal Hospital congratulate her and wish her success in this important role!   

 

Personalized Veterinary Medicine and Animal Care

At the Bloomfield Animal Hospital we know that your dog or cat is not just a pet, but an important and valued member of your family. Which is why our doctors and staff will take the time to get to know you and your pet, treating you both with the respect you deserve. Upon your arrival you will be seen promptly. You will have ample time with the doctors and staff who will answer all your questions and concerns.  You will not feel “rushed”. And before you leave, you will get precise, easy to follow home-care instructions so that, as a team, your pet’s health remains the number one priority.

This individualized care, combined with decades of experience, dedication, and knowledge of our doctors and staff, will give you the quality medical care that you want for your pet, and the assurance that your visit at the Bloomfield Animal Hospital will be a positive and productive one.
 

If you believe in this kind of medical care, as we do, then make an appointment today. We are conveniently located in Bloomfield, just minutes from Interstate 91 and the town center.