2302 Fulton Rd NW, Canton OH 44709  l  altercareac@gmail.com  l   PH: 234-804-3064  FAX: 234-804-3053

A non-profit 501(c)(3) serving Northeast Ohio


“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.

COVID-19 Response



AlterClinic will be closed from now until at least May 1st due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All surgeries are canceled, community cats will not be accepted, and no volunteer hours are available. This is understandably a difficult position for you, AlterClinic’s individual clients, and even more difficult a position for our rescues and shelters. It is with great difficulty and dismay that this decision is announced, but it is with the best interest of all the clients in mind in order for AlterClinic to be able to provide the best service possible once this pandemic has passed.


If you have a pet in need of emergency medical care, please contact your full-service veterinarian or your nearest emergency animal clinic. In the days leading up to or on May 1st, an update will be provided to let you know if and when the clinic will reopen, or if the closure will be extended. The main goal is to reopen as soon as possible, but this will only take place when it is safe enough to do so. In the meantime, it is recommended that you observe strict social distancing guidelines and (if necessary) quarantine procedures as recommended by local, state, and federal health departments and agencies in order to ultimately slow and defeat this pandemic. It is important that, in times such as these, we all do our part to overcome this situation. The sooner this pandemic can be overcome, the sooner AlterClinic will be able to reopen.




AlterClinic will be operating with a reduced schedule until further notice or until restrictions are removed to conserve PPE's. 


TRAPPERS- Please do not trap feral cats. We can not take them and to our knowledge, other clinics are also closed. 

We will be calling every client who has an appointment to either confirm or cancel your appointment the day before your scheduled surgery.  If you are a rescue or shelter in need, call the number below for further instructions.

We will re-open as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Laura Groves by calling 234-804-3064.


3-23-2020 4:00 PM

AlterClinic has had to cancel surgery for Tuesday and Wednesday.



We are making the decisions day by day and sometimes hour by hour. 

TRAPPERS- Please do not trap feral cats this week. We can not take them and to our knowledge, other clinics are also closed. (If someone has different knowledge, please call me and I will share that information.)

We will be calling every client who has an appointment to either confirm or reschedule your appointment the day before your scheduled surgery.  If you are a rescue or shelter in need, call the number below for further instructions.

We will re-open as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Laura Groves by calling 234-804-3064.



3-22-2020, See below the order as written from the office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

The alignment is a bit off in the copy and paste process.  You can read the actual order on the Ohio State Board of Health Website.

The section that relates to our clinic is highlighted. 

Having said that, I am currently in discussion with staff members to see if they are all comfortable coming in to work.  What ever the decision, we will call those who have appointments to either confirm or reschedule. We will post on Facebook and our website if and how many feral cats we can take if we remain open. 


3-18-2020  After having spoken with our City Councilman, John Mariol II, our State Representative in Columbus, Thomas West,  Tim Ross, representative from the office of Congressman Bob Gibbs in Washington DC,  and the Director of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board, Teresa Stir, it has been determined that the order issued too cease all elective surgeries was not intended for veterinary clinics.  We have been given the green light to proceed with business as usual at this time.  We fully intend to honor our promise to donate items as requested to our local Emergency Management Agency as soon as they are prepared to receive our donation. We also strive to be conservative in our usage of consumable goods, as always.  We have also offered to our state officials to be available for service if there were to be a bed shortage for ill human patients as the virus progresses.  Thank you for your patience while we work through this. 

          3-17-2020  We are in unprecedented times. With the ongoing spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the incredible speed at which things are changing around us, we are continually adapting our daily business. With recent reductions in medical supplies needed to accomplish our tasks, I personally want to ensure that every person at AlterClinic is informed on an ongoing basis, including you.

          In response to this disaster and at the recommendation of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board we will be reducing the number of surgeries we perform each week; thus, we will not be accepting feral cats beginning March 24, 2020.

          In further response, we will be reducing our daily surgical schedule of owned animals.  We are now completing intake and discharge outside of the entrance door.  We ask all clients dropping off patients maintain a 6 ft distance from all other people. We are allowing only 4 people at a time to enter our lobby. Proper sanitation protocols are being adhered to as they were prior to this outbreak.

          Additionally, we will be donating medical supplies to our local Emergency Management Agency.  Our donation will consist of gloves, masks, head covers and all of our gowns.

          Please understand that as the situation changes, we may be forced to change with it and we will do everything in our power to make sure you know of these changes, should it occur.

          Follow us on Facebook, log onto our website at www.alterclinicac.com or call 234-804-3064 if you have other questions.

Meanwhile stay safe.

Laura Groves, Director

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