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Vets Pets Expands in North Carolina with Second Kindred Heart Animal Hospital

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., May 24, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Vets Pets, a North Carolina cooperative network of veterinary hospitals, continues to expand with the opening of Kindred Heart Animal Hospital at Governors Village. This milestone comes within a year of opening the first Kindred Heart location at the South Green Shopping Center in Carrboro.

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The original Kindred Heart Animal Hospital was established in July 2022 through a partnership between Vets Pets and Keri Reeves, DVM. Since then, the hospital has not only seen impressive growth, prompting the establishment of a second location, but has also expanded its services to include mobile veterinary care.

The mobile service began in September 2022 through the acquisition and merger of Chapel Hill Mobile Veterinary Housecalls, which was owned by Sunita Driehuys, DVM. Drs. Driehuys and Reeves have been long-time friends and colleagues and hoped for an opportunity

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NCDHHS releases plan to tackle food insecurity

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  • Nearly 17% of children in North Carolina qualify as food insecure. NCDHHS is rolling out a new plan to expand the impact of existing programs to tackle food insecurity and more.
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Over 1 million people in North Carolina don’t know where their next meal is coming from. When looking at food insecurity for children, 17% qualify as food insecure. In an effort to decrease food insecurity and ensure viable nutrition for families, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is rolling out a Nutrition Security Action Plan

There are three key strategy areas for the plan:

  1. Increase the reach of NCDHHS’s nutrition programs.
  2. Build connections between NCDHHS’ health care and nutrition supports.
  3. Increase breastfeeding support and rates.

There are several programs already in place to help support the department’s overall strategic goal. These programs include the Food and Nutrition Services Program (FNS

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