Frequently Asked Questions about the Veterinary Clinic
Can I bring my pet to the clinic if there is an emergency?
Our veterinary clinic is not an emergency clinic and we do not have the equipment and medications needed to provide proper care in some emergencies.
Will you declaw my cat?
Our veterinary clinic provides spay/neuter services only which may include vaccinations and micro-chipping. Our charity veterinary clinic provides essential services for pets whose owners qualify based on income. We do not provide elective surgeries. If you need help training your cat to use a scratching post, or contact our free Behavior Hotline at email@example.com.
Why don’t your animals receive 24 hour care?
Having staff here all night is not cost effective. Animals need their rest and sleep too. However, our staff, including our veterinarians, are on-call 24/7/365 should the need arise.
What are the criteria to qualify for the low-income clinic?
We use the federal guidelines for poverty level.
Why are your spay/neuter fees so low?
We believe that sterilization is the answer to preventing unwanted animals. Because of the importance of these surgeries, we use our valuable resources to finance the costs to make it affordable for everyone – thanks to an endowment from Ruth and Henry Dawson.
Do you have veterinarians on staff?
Yes, we have 6 veterinarians on staff to care for the animals in the shelter, provide spay/neuter services, and staff our charity veterinary clinic. Our veterinarians perform approximately 12,000 sterilizations each year, they are truly expert.