PALS Pet Vaccination Clinic
PALS offers low-cost vaccination clinics for both the general public and those who have qualified for our programs. This is not a walk-in vaccination clinic and appointments are required. Qualified client appointments will take first priority, and then we open any available appointments to the general public. A small deposit is required to confirm your appointment.
Please Note: All dogs must be on a leash, and all cats must be in a carrier. You will not be allowed to accompany your pet inside of the clinic. They will be escorted in by a PALS volunteer. No aggressive animals will be permitted to participate. Please ensure your animal is friendly to strangers and is not animal aggressive. PALS veterinary staff, board members, staff members, and volunteers reserve the right to refuse any animal that is deemed in their opinion to be aggressive.
What It Is and Isn't
As these clinics are not held at full service veterinary care hospitals, our staff does not have access to additional medical equipment, such as otoscopes and microscopes, and they are unable to evaluate ongoing health issues or provide advanced medical care, such as ear, dental, and skin conditions. If your pet has any of these issues, go to a state-licensed veterinarian.
Our vaccination clinics take place on the third Sunday of each month (except for December when there is no clinic). All pets must be at least 12 months of age to participate. We do not accept feral cats.
In addition to providing the 1 year vaccinations below, we also provide shots for rabies and Bordetella, as well as heartworm tests and a 1 year supply of heartworm prevention and flea/tick medication.
The vaccinations provided are for 1 year and include DHPP for dogs and FVRCP for cats.
Vaccinations for Dogs and Cats
DHPP includes the following:
FVRCP includes the following:
What is the DHPP vaccine?
The DHPP vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects against four different diseases in dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus. These diseases are highly contagious and can be fatal, so vaccination is an important part of maintaining the health of dogs. The DHPP vaccine is typically given to puppies at an early age and then boosted at regular intervals throughout the dog's life.
What is the FVRCP Vaccine?
The FVRCP vaccine is a combination vaccine that protects against three different diseases in cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia. These diseases are highly contagious and can be fatal, especially in young kittens, so vaccination is an important part of maintaining the health of cats. The FVRCP vaccine is typically given to kittens at an early age and then boosted at regular intervals throughout the cat's life.
$15 – Dog or Cat Rabies vaccination
$15 – Dog or Cat Combo vaccination
$15 – Bordetella Shot (dogs only)
$25 – Heartworm Testing (dogs only)
$100 – Full year supply of heartworm medication AND full year supply of flea/tick preventative (dogs only and requires current negative heartworm test)
$170 - Full services - includes all vaccines, HW test, 1 year supply of heartworm and flea/tick preventative.
Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventative do you use?
We use Roadrunner Pharmacy, so the prescriptions are their brand. The heartworm preventative is a gelcap called MyPOL which contains Milbemycin, Praziquantel, Oxantel, and Lufenuron. It is given once per month. The flea/tick preventative is a topical spray that you apply to the dog’s back once per month. It is called Fipronil.
I want to use ____________ as my heartworm preventative or flea/tick preventative. Can you write a prescription for that and I can fill it elsewhere?
Yes, you can pay for a heartworm test with us and then we can write a prescription that you can fill on your own.
Can I just get the heartworm preventative without the flea/tick preventative and pay less money?
No, they are sold as a pair.
When will I receive the prescriptions? Do I pick them up at the clinic?
No, the prescriptions are filled by Roadrunner and then shipped to you via UPS. We process the prescription orders on the afternoon of the vaccination clinic so Roadrunner has them first thing on Monday morning. It takes them a few days to process the prescription and you usually receive the shipment within 10-14 business days after the vaccination clinic, but that depends on how things are logistically impacted.
When I got my prescription, it was just for six months. Where is the rest of it?
In 2020, the Federal government changed regulations that caused only six months of a prescription to be sent at once. We automatically process your refill six months after your vaccination clinic appointment, so there is nothing else for you to do unless you move during that time. In that case, you will need to notify us of your address change.
Do you offer three-year vaccines?
No, all of our vaccines are only for one year.
I need to get my puppy/kitten vaccinated. Can I bring them in?
No, we are not able to see any animals under 12 months old. All of our vaccines are pre-purchased and are adult-strength, so they would harm a puppy/kitten if they were given to them.
My pet is too young for your clinic. Can you refer me to any other clinics?
We recommend you Google “low cost pet vaccines” or “low cost pet vaccination clinics” for listings near your area. Many PetSmart locations offer low-cost vaccination clinics. Please look us up when your pet is at least 24 months old because we would love to see them in our clinic.
I missed your clinic and can’t wait until the next one. Can you refer me to any other clinics?
We recommend you Google “low cost pet vaccines” or “low cost pet vaccination clinics” for listings near your area. Many PetSmart locations offer low-cost vaccination clinics. Please look us up when your pet is due for vaccines next year because we would love to see them in our clinic.
Do you clip nails? Do you express anal glands? Do you spay/neuter pets? Do you offer veterinary exams?
No, we are not a veterinary practice. We are a small nonprofit organization and just bring in a vet and some vet techs to run our vaccination clinics for our clients. We do not offer any other services aside from the vaccines listed on our website and heartworm testing.
I just need a heartworm preventative prescription. Can I just email you a test result and you can write a prescription for me?
No, we would need to see your dog in person to write a prescription.
Can I just bring in a heartworm test I had done a few months ago and get a heartworm preventative prescription from you?
No, the test must be current to make sure the results are accurate.
There are feral cats in my neighborhood. May I make appointments for them?
No, we are not equipped to accept feral cats in our vaccination clinic.