Advances in medical technology have allowed transplanted tissues to restore many animals to good health. Your choice to donate helps make this possible.
Great strides have been made in organ and tissue transplant for animals. Grafts help treat a variety of disorders. Fractured or diseased bones can be mended and limbs spared from amputation. Deformed or degenerative joints can be repaired and blindness for some pets can be prevented. Loose teeth can be saved rather than pulled.
Find comfort in knowing that many pets can benefit through your decision to participate in our donor program. Talk with your veterinarian and family.
Donors are young to middle-age pets who have passed away but were vaccinated and in generally good health. Your veterinarian will evaluate your pet’s health history and discuss donor criteria in more detail with you.
We work with various clinics and rescue groups throughout Washington state and Northern Oregon. To authorize tissue donation you must sign a consent form. Please know that when your pet is placed in the care of Veterinary Transplant Services it is treated at all times with care and respect. Tissues are recovered only after the time of death so there is no discomfort or pain. If you wish to have a private cremation for your pet, VTS can arrange for this service and ensure the ashes are returned to you.
Please call toll-free, 1-800-558-5223, to speak to a VTS representative about your donation.