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The Animal Wellness Foundation sees each animal as a unique individual. We strive to ensure all animals receive the medical care they require and the caring homes they deserve.

Each year millions of companion animals are euthanized in the United States due to overpopulation and owner relinquishment. Our goal is to keep companions in their loving homes by assisting low-income families with medical expenses while also finding forever homes for lost, abandoned, and neglected animals.

Animal Wellness Foundation emerged from the trenches of the veterinary hospital Animal Wellness Centers in Marina del Rey, CA. The veterinary hospital staff often found themselves treating patients out-of-pocket when clients lacked the necessary funds to save their pets in emergency situations. After realizing the problem was larger than the animal hospital could handle, Animal Wellness Foundation was formed.

Animal Wellness Foundation helps animals in many unique ways…

  • Raising funds for companions of low-income families
  • Rescuing animals found in situations of abuse, neglect, or abandonment
  • Fostering animals from animal shelters in the LA area
  • Funding spay, neuter, and vaccination programs.

Please help us in the fight to save these amazing animals. Each individual deserves a chance for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!

Dr. Annie Harvilicz DVM CVA

anniekittencuteDr. Annie Harvilicz is the Chief Medical Officer of the veterinary hospital Animal Wellness Centers Venice. Previously she appeared on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Precinct television program during her tenure at the ASPCA’s Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital in New York City.

Her private veterinary practice has spanned across the country with high-profile clientele from New York to Los Angeles. She also has donated significant pro bono time to low-income communities, including, for example, service at a free spay and neuter clinic in rural Minnesota.

Dr. Annie’s rescue background was catapulted during her time in veterinary school. She rescued dozens of dogs during her four-years at Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. She is the recipient of various awards and distinctions including, among others, the Sherrie Clark Compassion and Caring Award and the Tobey Award for helping lost, abandoned, or homeless dogs.

Dr. Annie practices integrated medicine, taking the best aspects of both Eastern and Western medicine. Her passion is preventative medicine and treating the underlying cause of disease. She is excited to get back to her rescue roots with the Animal Wellness Foundation.