Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach 

Our Mobile Community Medicine & Spay/Neuter Outreach program provides free and low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and veterinary care in our mobile clinic. We also host walk-in Pet Wellness Clinics with vaccines, flea treatment, microchips and other basic services at low-cost. Find more details below, including our clinic services, pricing and schedule. 

Pet Wellness Clinics 
 

Low-cost services during our 10am to 1pm walk-in clinics include: 

  • Rabies vaccine (by Merial), $10

  • Distemper parvo vaccine (DHPP) for dogs, $10 

  • Feline distemper vaccine (FVRCP), $10 

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

  • Topical flea treatment, $10

  • Dewormer, $10

  • Nail trims, $20 

  • Microchips, $10 - FREE in Lompoc and during some special events. 

  • Dog licensing with Santa Barbara County Animal Services on select dates, $25 for altered dogs

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Spay/Neuter Surgeries


Our mobile spay/neuter surgeries are free or for a donation for 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. 

Please note: Spays and neuters need to be scheduled prior to a clinic day. All dogs and female cats must wear an e-collar ("cone") for 7-10 days post surgery to prevent infection. We charge $10 per cone. We also charge a fee for three days of pain medication to go home. This fee starts at $10 and goes up depending on a dog's weight. 

We just expanded our spay/neuter and vaccine clinic services to San Luis Obispo County residents through Snip & Chip SLO. Please click on the second button to be directed to our Snip & Chip SLO page. 

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Community Medicine​


We provide low-cost and free veterinary care for low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet owners in Santa Barbara County to prevent suffering and keep pets with their families. See the below list for services we offer in our mobile clinic and please note that our mobile clinic is not a full-service or emergency veterinary hospital. Clients have to show proof of financial need. We can, as funding allows, provide assistance through our veterinary clinic partners. 

Services include:
 

  • Medical exams, $30**

  • Nail trims, $20

  • Wound care, $25-$45

  • Treatment of skin issues, $25-$45

  • Antibiotics, $25

  • Basic ear cleaning/treatment of ear infection, from $25-$45 (more if pet requires sedation)

  • Anal gland expression, $25

  • Basic blood chemistry panel, $75

  • Dental cleaning, $150-$200**

  • Mass removal, $150-$200**

  • Hernia repair, $125-$150

  • Euthanasia, $100-$150 (does not include disposal of body)

** Our medical exams are reserved for pets that have medical issues. We do not perform regular wellness or annual exams.

** Extra fees may be applied depending on factors such as the size of the dog, teeth extractions, if antibiotics are needed post-surgery, etc. 

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

Please note: Our mobile clinic is not a full-service or emergency veterinary clinic. 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 when we have an opening. If you're experiencing a medical emergency, we will contact you as soon as we possibly can.

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We are on a roll! 


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

In 2021, our mobile clinic team performed 2,013 spay/neuter surgeries and provided medical care to 1,700 dogs and cats—compared to 1,300 spays/neuters and 1,100 pets assisted with veterinary care in 2019. We hosted 215 Pet Wellness Clinics, up from 190 clinics in 2020 and 140 in 2019. The provision of 50 percent more clinic procedures in 2020 and 2021 reflects the enormous need in our community created by the pandemic. 

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