Animal Recruit Initiative (ARI)

Dr. Lawrence Rebbecchi created this program in 2011 to help returning disabled Gulf War Vets reacclimate into life at home. Steve Walls, shown in this video, was the first recipient of the program. Steve was given Ava as a puppy in 2011. All veterinary care, medications, training, boarding and grooming are provided to Ava by Philadelphia Animal Hospital, for life at no cost to Steve. This program has great interest and is a way of saying Thank You to our returning vets for their service to our country.