Vivian at NPV's 1st Anniversary Celebration
(December 2, 2007)
at NPV Clinic; 11:00AM
THANKS to Willy for these photos!!
|I would first like to wish NPV a happy 1st anniversary.
During this year, I'd like to thank the medical staff, thanks to management,
thanks to NPV for saving the cats and dogs, and thanks to the pet owners
who brought their pets to NPV for medical treatment. This beautiful event
was successful only after cooperation from all aspects. I can't describe
just how happy I am seeing the successful results of NPV and seeing how
the pet owners are very satisfied when they leave the clinic.
Being a donor, I ask myself about what I'm able to do for the animals, and it's very insignificant. By relying on my small popularity, my little influence, and a little amount of money, all of these little things added together actually made it possible for a group of people who love animals to achieve their goal. Seeing the successful creation of the Non-Profit making Veterinary Clinic and having the chance to contribute to society is my good fortune and is also one of the biggest events in my life. The things I do today with NPV is only just the beginning. I hope to use the little power I have to be able to evoke attention for society to pay close attention to the rights and benefits of animals, and to inspire more friends to cherish the friendship between humans and animals, and to treat mankind's best friend well.
Ever since 2000, I started participating in a lot of different charity work, especially with respect to the well-being of animals. Everyone knows I really like animals. In my heart, it's not only my pets at home whose lives are precious. The lives of all of the animals that are brought into this world, including stray dogs and cats, are also precious. That's why 2 years ago, when the founder of NPV, Mark, had suggested to me about creating a public animal hospital, my heart already felt very excited, and I already decided that I would be determined to provide assistance to him and do a good job with this. During this year, there were many nights when Mark and I would be on the telephone or on MSN talking about the big and small things that have been happening at the clinic, such as an animal coming to get a vaccination, or one that has skin disease, or another animal that has a heart problem, or one that has a tumor. These things aren't just a concern for the animals themselves. The concern is also shared between the animal and their owner, so that's why I would feel quite stressed and sad. It's our first anniversary. We've been able to bring veterinary service within everyone's means. Everytime I see a pet owner's eyes are filled with trust and thankfullness for NPV, I feel really proud of everyone at NPV. Today's success has depended on the great efforts of many people. Besides the doctors, nurses, and management, there's also an executive committee who aren't being paid, such as Dave, Veron, Phillis, Grace, Alex, Janet, and Mark. They don't consider any payback for giving to the animals. They're unselfish and they have willpower. I also need to thank each volunteer. A few times when I went to the clinic, I saw a group of youngsters who were at the clinic helping to clean and do other things, instead of going out to play during their day off. They really have heart, and I really appreciate them. I represent all of the pet owners and animals who have benefitted to give a heartfelt thanks to them.
It's a new year. I wish NPV can do even better, and all animals live a healthy and happy life, and that society is more beautiful and harmonious. Finally, I speak for NPV and promise to everyone that NPV will continue to strive. Thank you.
- Vivian Chow