Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital, Animal Emergency & Critical Care Leverage CareCorrals in Enhancing Pet & Horse-Centric Family Healing

AUSTIN, Texas, May 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital (Canobie), Animal Emergency & Critical Care (AECC) and PrizedPals announced today ongoing successes associated with PrizedPals’ signature platform, “The CareCorral, a Barnyard of Love and Empathy”.

As in the brief video on Canobie or AECC’s website, a CareCorral is an online “caring community.” It is created and operated by a family and invited loved ones and contains an interactive storytelling solution, collaboration calendar, community blog, photo/video-sharing capabilities and more. It is compelling throughout any pet-healing or aging journey, chronic or cognitive illness, or even celebrating their memory. It strengthens how loved ones:

- Rally-round, engage and support
- Are empowered more with empathy, than sympathy
- Perceive veterinary organizations as fostering community and quality of life

Adds PrizedPals founder, Jay Drayer, “Now into its 7th year, CareCorrals were borne from a lengthy caregiving journey surrounding a family pet. In time with a difficult diagnosis, caregiving came out of left field, when least expected. It required constant attention and work to organize support. When loved ones weren’t receiving updates, they kept inquiring. Friends repeatedly asked, ‘How can we help?’ yet engagement remained consistently thin. Emotional barriers and concerns about intrusiveness remained part of the social landscape with loved ones. Caregivers need respite but grow weary expecting it. All the uncertainty between veterinary appointments devastates your resilience. CareCorrals were created to enhance the quality and durability of how loved ones engage and support.”

Adds Dr. Melissa Magnuson, founder/owner, Canobie Lake, Greenland and All Pets Veterinary Hospitals, “Forward-thinking veterinary practices view their role in broader, more holistic ways than has traditionally been the case. CareCorrals advance our mission, core values and mindset for caring for the ‘whole family’ which is compelling to how people bond with our organizations. We tend to be ‘high-touch’ and we value how CareCorrals exemplify the ways that we support families and our commitment to innovation.”

Adds Deanna Bayless, Hospital Manager, AECC, “Quality care comes first in our organization and each CareCorral elevates that commitment even higher. We have been offering CareCorrals for almost 5 years, and continue being pleasantly surprised by the tens-of-thousands of people using them. Most impressively, many families use them in ‘upstream’ circumstances, surrounding every imaginable manner of healing among both pets and loved ones. Seeing the growth of families and communities using CareCorrals, we know people find them helpful and even needed.”

About PrizedPals
PrizedPals offers CareCorrals, a veterinary derivative of a longstanding healthcare solution (Careopolis, A Metropolis of Love and Empathy) which, now into its 19th year benefits Texas Oncology, Community Medical Centers, Austin Regional Clinic, Rogue Prosthetics, Home Instead Senior Living and hundreds of other organizations. Now into CareCorrals’ 7th year, they have a strong reputation for empowering organizations who appreciate the importance of aligning their brands with empathy, nostalgia and quality-of-life.

About Canobie Lake, Greenland and All Pets Veterinary Hospitals
Growing-up on a farm in Minnesota gave founder/owner Dr. Melissa Magnuson a strong sense of family and awareness that it takes a village to achieve common goals. With a lifelong passion for caring for animals she dreamed of being a veterinarian and, after college, created vaccines to save animals. From there, completing veterinary school, later launching three veterinary practices which all offer CareCorrals.

About Animal Emergency & Critical Care (AECC)
AECC is a full-service emergent care facility that is an extension of local veterinary hospitals. They provide care for critical patients with access to emergency care 24 hours a day.

Jay Drayer, Founder/CEO

Canobie Lake Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Melissa Magnuson, founder/owner

Animal Emergency & Critical Care
Deanna Bayless, Hospital Manager

SOURCE PrizedPals dba CareFlash LLC

PrizedPals Leverages Empathy to Enhance How Pets Age, Heal, Live, Die and Grieve

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – CareFlash, LLC, a new-media healthcare and pet-care company announces the release of PrizedPals ( for families with pets and the pet-care industry.

PrizedPals offers branded, secure, invitation-only web and mobile micro-communities called CareCorrals.  CareCorrals are compelling to families with pets which are healing, aging, living with chronic, cognitive or behavioral illness, facing end of life or grieving.

“Pets and people age, heal, die and grieve in their own unique ways – physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually,” says Melissa Magnuson, Veterinarian/Owner of Canobie Lake, Greenland and All Pets Veterinary Hospitals.  “CareCorrals inject a commonly absent ingredient into individualized healing dynamics.  This 5th dimension, Social Healing, arises through the ways CareCorrals remove emotional barriers, converting sympathy to empathy and enhancing how loved ones engage.”

CareCorrals are created and run by families and include a voice-activated interactive storytelling tool, community blog, photo upload library, interactive calendar, 3D pet health animations and other features.

PrizedPals Strengthens Direct-to-Consumer Marketing for the Pet-Care Industry

“PrizedPals leverages 10 years of strategic insight in enhancing the community outreach, branding and word-of-mouth virality of pet-care providers,” says Jay Drayer, CareFlash and PrizedPals Founder-CEO.  “I founded PrizedPals’ parent entity (CareFlash, LLC, in 2006 out of an extended experience as caretaker to a loved one.  CareFlash offers the Careopolis (a people-centric version of a CareCorral) through its hundreds of partnerships from throughout: acute, post-acute and chronic healthcare providers; cognitive, behavioral care and addiction-recovery providers; hospice-palliative care providers; churches, synagogues and employers wishing to strengthen employee engagement.”

A small sample of its partners includes:  LHC Group, NxStage Dialysis/Kidney, Boon Group (Benefits TPA) and Seasons Hospice-Palliative Care (Nationwide).  Likewise, hundreds of nonprofits such as Houston Hospice, Hand to Hold (NICU), Sims Foundation, Houston’s Second Baptist Church and Seasons Foundation (Nationwide).

PrizedPals Leverages the Numerous Advantages of Human-Animal Connections for the Benefit of Pet-Care Organizations

PrizedPals is a thought-leader in benefiting mankind, through leveraging one of the most fundamental relationships human beings experience.  European cave paintings illustrate humans have interacted with the animal kingdom for hundreds of centuries.  PrizedPals leverages these bonds, broadening the therapeutic value that people-animal connections nurture in the physical and mental health and overall well-being of each.  Aspects reach beyond the 85 million U.S. households with dogs, cats, birds and horses – to working, herding and barnyard animals.  There are therapy pets that empower quality of life in disaster victims, in people incapacitated by sensory or limb-loss, and with behavioral and cognitive illness.  In fact, pet-human interactions go beyond emotional benefits in enhancing infant immunity to infections, brain chemistry in mental disorders, lowering blood pressure – even predicting seizures and detecting cancer.  To state the obvious, pets are good for people.

About CareFlash and PrizedPals

CareFlash provides ‘social solutions’, ranging from its people-centric Careopolis – to the PrizedPals’ pet-family-centric CareCorrals.  Each creates immediately productive value for hundreds of organizations across the continuum of care.  These solutions are invaluable to families with loved ones, and with pets which are healing, aging, living with chronic, cognitive or behavioral illness, in regard to end of life, or grief.  Beyond strengthening quality outcomes, these solutions leverage calls-to-action and branding in enhancing community outreach, provider relations and virality within marketing, branding and direct-to-consumer.

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Media Contact:
Jay Drayer
CareFlash Founder-CEO

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