Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach 

C.A.R.E.4Paws' mobile clinic, the only spay/neuter and veterinary clinic of its kind on the Central Coast, is used throughout Santa Barbara County three-four days a week to provide accessible, affordable spay and neuter surgeries, veterinary care, vaccines, and other basic services to pet owners in need. 

Walk-in Pet Wellness Clinics 
Our Pet Wellness Clinics run from 10am to 1pm every time we operate our mobile unit. View our schedule here. We offer the below services as well as the opportunity to sign up for spays/neuters and discuss the need for specific medical treatment. No appointments necessary. 

  • Rabies (by Merial), $10

  • Distemper Parvo (DHPP), $10

  • Feline Distemper (FVRCP), $10

  • Bordetella (aka "kennel cough" for dogs), $15

  • Oral flea treatment, $10

  • Dewormer, $10

  • Microchips, $10

  • Nail trims, $15

Spay/Neuter Surgeries

Our mobile spay/neuter services are free for low-income pet owners who cannot afford to alter their dogs and cats at a veterinary clinic or a low-cost clinic such as the humane society. We perform 95% of our surgeries in our mobile clinic and we also partner with more than a dozen veterinary hospitals countywide. We send pets that cannot be spayed/neutered in the mobile clinic due to a health or other issue to one of our many partner veterinary clinics. 

Spays and neuters need to be scheduled prior to a clinic day. 

Contact or 805-968-2273 for more information and to make an appointment. 

Community Medicine​

We provide low-cost and free veterinary care for low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County. Our goal: to ensure cats and dogs have access to medical treatment and can stay with their families for life. See the below list for services we offer in our mobile clinic. We can also, as funding allows, provide assistance through our veterinary clinic partners. Clients have to show proof of financial need. 

Services include:

  • Pet wellness exams, $15

  • Wound care, $25

  • Basic antibiotics, $15-$25

  • Anal gland expression, $25

  • Ear cleaning, $25

  • Ear cytology, $25

  • Skin scrape, $25

  • Parvo test, $25

  • Urinalysis, $25

  • Dentals, $125-$175 

  • Mass removal, $125-$150

  • Hernia repair, $125-$150

  • Euthanasia, $100

Who qualifies 
C.A.R.E.4Paws accepts clients that reside in Santa Barbara County and can show proof of financial need. This includes providing a copy of one of the following: 


  • Unemployment

  • Social Security

  • SSI Disability

  • Food Stamps

  • Medicaid

  • VA Disability

  • CalWORKS

  • WIC

  • CalFRESH

  • BIA General Assistance

  • Section 8

NOTE: If you are approved for assistance and your pet is not in need of urgent care, we will set you up for an appointment in our mobile clinic or, if needed, with a partner veterinary clinic. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, we will contact you as soon as we possibly can.

We are on a roll! 

Our mobile clinic is a critical component of our mission, allowing us to travel directly to low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in our county’s most underserved communities, offering services that keep pets happy, healthy and with their families for life. 

In 2019, we spayed/neutered 1,300 dogs and cats for free, assisted 1,070 pets with free and low-cost veterinary care—up from 100 in 2017!—and hosted 150 vaccine clinics and other community outreach events. All in all, we helped at least 7,000 pet owners countywide with our services last year. 

Contact Us

Tel: 805.968.CARE (2273)



Mailing address:
P.O. Box 60524
Santa Barbara, CA 93160

©2020 by C.A.R.E.4Paws 

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