Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital carries on a legacy of giving back to their community. Dr. Will planted the seed by participating in a variety of community service events each year on behalf of Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital, including highway garbage cleanup and ringing the bell for The Salvation Army during the holidays. The whole team has since followed his example and for the past 10 years, they have been dedicated to the community, specifically working with local animal shelters. 

Glove Cities just had their 11th annual shelter supply drive and has gotten their sister practice, Dove Creek Animal Hospital, involved as well. They both run shelter supply drives each year, choosing different shelters to support. During the drives, they record videos of the pets up for adoption and share them on social media to help spread the word. They also put out donation boxes twice a year to raise money for other local shelters in our area. In 2023, they raised around $300 for the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter. This coming spring, they plan to plant a tree on behalf of Glove Cities Veterinary Hospital and Dove Creek Animal Hospital. 

They don’t stop at donating supplies to local shelters, either. Here are some other community events and fundraisers they are a part of:

  • Trunk or Treat at Lexington which provides services in Fulton, Albany, and Schoharie Counties to approximately 1,300 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
  • Christmas “adopt a family” event where they provide toys and clothing to help a family in need. Last year the family came and picked up the gifts themselves. It was very rewarding.
  • Woofstock local shelter fundraising event.
  • The Fulton County Regional SPCA’s Chili Cook-Off. This past year, Dr. Reindel’s Chili won a prize!
  • Sponsoring a local Little League team. The Gloversville Little League Baseball Field is across the street from the hospital. The staff loves to sponsor a team and to have their name represented by kids having fun and being active!


Glove Cities makes giving back to the community a priority. They can see the impact they have and how it affects team morale and helps build strong connections among the team.