- Dr. Larocca provides probono work for the humane societies in MN.
- He also provides probono work for the Como Zoo in St. Paul.
- Dr. Larocca held a certification clinic and raised $1,000 for the Hope 4 Youth program that services and sponsors the homeless youth in our county.
Dr. Larocca provides 1 or 2 local graduating seniors from Andover High School a scholarship for college to someone who plans on becoming a Veterinarian and who meets certain GPA criteria. He has been doing this since 2009 and strongly believes giving back to your community is so important.
- 2009 Winner: Amanda C.
- 2010 Winner: Kaylee B.
- 2011 Winner: Hannah Terhaar
- 2015 Winners: Ryan Larocca and Samantha Buie
- 2017 Winner: Maria K.
- 2017 (Thank you to Darren, Bev and “Emma” for donating towards 2017 HS Scholarship, for a student going into Veterinary Medicine)
- 2017 Thank you to Susan and “Juno” for your donation to an Andover senior who is going into Veterinary Medicine for the 2017 scholarship from Animal Eye Specialty Center. What a generous donation to a deserving senior, thank you.
- 2018 Winners: Olivia Johnson and Claire Burotac
- 2019 Winner: Kelsey
- 2021 Winner: Delanie S.
Pet Friendly Motels/Hotels near Animal Eye Specialty Center:
13440 Hwy 65
Ham Lake, MN 55304
*If rooms are full, price increases to $20/pet/nightBest Western Plus Blaine
10580 Baltimore ST NE
Blaine, MN 55449
*Allow up to 2 dogs and Max of 80#
Skye Palace INN & Suites
3410 Baltimore St NE
Blaine, MN 55449
*Up to 2 dogs and max of 25#/dog
3420 Northdale Blvd NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55448
*Up to 2 dogs max weight 30#/dogBaymont by Wyndham
8965 Springbrook Dr
Coon Rapids, MN 55443
Country Inn & Suites
2550 Freeway Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430