Compassionate Care Clinics

In order to serve our community and increase pet retention, the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA offers Compassionate Care Clinics on select weekdays every month. These clinics provide wellness exams, education, vaccinations and routine wellness care at a reduced cost for pet parents currently receiving public assistance. Clients must show proof of public assistance to qualify for care.*

Priority is given to residents of Charlottesville or Albemarle County.

Services Offered:

Basic Wellness Exam (required) $15
Rabies Vaccination $15
Heartworm Testing $15
4DX Testing $30
DAPP Vaccine $15
Kennel Cough Vaccine $15
Flea & Tick Preventative Application $12
FVRCP Vaccine $15
FELV/FIV Test $20
Advantage Multi $15
Strongid Dewormer $5
Microchip $25
Ear Mite Treatment $25

Procedure for Clients:

Drive to the right of the shelter and follow signs for clinic parking.

Please remain in your vehicle. A clinic assistant will come to your car to check you in.

After checking in, you will wait in your vehicle and your pet(s) will be brought into the clinic by a clinic assistant.

Physical examinations, diagnostics, and treatment will take place in the clinic while you wait outside.

A staff member will then talk with you carside to discuss findings, answer questions, and receive the estimate.

Cash, check and credit card are accepted payment methods. We are unable to accept Care Credit at this time.

After you have paid, you will be given medical records and medications in a bag prepared by the evaluation and treatment team.

***All cats, kittens and puppies must be brought in an enclosed pet carrier***


Compassionate Care Clinics are held by appointment only. To make an appointment, please contact our clinic services coordinator.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (434) 973-5959 ext 206/207

*Examples of public assistance include, but are not limited to the following:

  • EBT Card
  • Proof of disability
  • Medicaid
  • SNAP
  • Unemployment
  • WIC

If you have questions about whether or not you qualify, please reach out!