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“AlterCare Animal Clinic and New Beginnings K9 Rescue, both Nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations have partnered together to hold an Adoption/Vaccine/Wellness Clinic on Saturdays, January 13, 27 and February 10 and 24, 2018.  The event will be held from 9 am – 2pm at New Beginnings at 2559 St. Route 60 Loudonville.

The Mobile Grooming Unit will also be available if you are looking for a clip or trim for your pet!

All services are first come, first serve and no appointment is needed.  Vaccines for cats and dogs are just $15 each and no exam fee is charged.  Other wellness services are also available if needed.

For the safety of your pet, bring your cat in a carrier and your dog on a leash.”


New Beginnings K9 Rescue -  Our mission is to increase public awareness towards the growing population of neglected and abandoned dogs due to over breeding. We will be our K-9 companions voice!

Who we are: 
New Beginnings K-9 Rescue is a privately run non-profit canine rescue organization located in Loudonville, Ohio. We strive to make a difference in every animals life that makes it into our rescue. As a dog comes in, he/she is taken to our primary veterinarian for an evaluation. We treat for internal and external parasites and new animals are in quarintine for 10 days to monitor health and behavior. Prior to adoption, the animal will receive a negative heartworm test/+ preventative, any medical conditions or surgeries are provided and paid for, all animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, parasite free, microchip and basic obedience training. Our goal is to save and help every animal we are physically and financially able to through medical care, education, love, patience and fundraising. Our goal is to create a better life for every abused, neglected and discarded animal in our care and to educate about proper companion animal care. Our dream is that one day we won't have to.

AlterClinic is honored to offer services on a monthly basis

by Dr. A. Rae Gandolf DVM,

Dipl American College of Zoological Medicine



The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine (1998)

Residency in Zoo & Wildlife Conservation Medicine (2003)

Board Certification:

American College of Zoological Medicine (2008)

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Diplomate:

American College of Zoological Medicine(2008)

Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in Ohio and West Virginia


AOVET Principles in Small Animal Fracture Management (2016)

WVC Academy Core Surgical Procedures for the

GP and Emergency Vet (2021)

WVC Academy Principles of Fracture Repair:

Hands-On Long Bone Repair (2021)

Fear Free Certified (2021)

Member: American Veterinary Medical Association(since 1994)

Member: American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (since 1998)

Member: Association of Shelter Veterinarians (since 2013)

Member: North American Veterinary Anesthesia Society (since 2021)


Prophylactic gastropexy, ACL repair under 40 pounds, cherry eye, entropion repairs, bladder stone removal, amputations, Femoral Head Osteotomy (FHO), splenectomy, total ear canal ablation (TECA), hernia repair, perineal urethrostomy (PU), brachycephalic syndrome and much more!

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