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Frankie's Friends is honored to partner with the JLACF to help pets in need with life-threatening illnesses, including cancer.

JLACF was created to assist owners and families of pets who are in need of cancer treatment. Since inception, the JLACF has granted over $150,000 to families and animals in need.

The JLACF has two missions:

  • To raise money for the treatment of cancer in animals where pet owners are unable to afford the cost of therapy; and

  • To raise awareness about the advances that have been made in the field of Veterinary Oncology.

    • With your help, we can bridget the gap between what is financially feasible and what is medically possible.

Frankie's Friends will oversee the applications for assistance and maintain the 501c3 status for donations supporting the JLACF.

The Back Story

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Dr. Joshua Louis Lachowicz is a board-certified Veterinary Oncologist who practices at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in New York City. Joshua is also a singer/ songwriter who performs under the stage name Joshua Louis. By blending his knowledge of medicine and music, he co-founded the Joshua Louis Animal Cancer Foundation (“JLACF”), a philanthropic effort to help both people and pets.

A Virginia Tech alumnus (BA Biology 1999), Joshua graduated in 2002 from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. He completed an internship in small animal medicine/surgery in New York, which was followed by a residency in oncology in Connecticut. He became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2006, specializing in oncology. Joshua is a private practitioner who also plays an active role in teaching, researching and publishing.