To keep animals in our community happy and healthy, the Beaver County Humane Society offers low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics every Friday’s between the hours of 9:00AM-11:30AM by appointment only.
Scheduling an Appointment
To make an appointment, please view the pricing and then select the Cat or Dog option below. An appointment should be submitted for each animal in need of an appointment. Once your application(s) are received, you will be contacted via email or by phone to select your appointment time and giving you your pre-designated parking space number. The total balance of services rendered must be collected prior to your animal receiving any clinic services.
In an effort to provide exceptional service and keep the staff, animals, and customers safe, please refer below for clinic procedures and expected etiquette:
- All clinic attendees are to park in their pre-designated parking spot at the time of their appointment. Please remain inside your vehicle and a technician will be out to your car shortly. Pet parents are to remain inside their vehicle for the duration of the appointment unless otherwise instructed by a staff member.
- All dogs must be wearing an appropriate collar and leash. All cats must be in a secure carrier.
Disclaimer: Flexi (retractable) leashes and “choke” chains/prong collars are not permitted. If you need a leash and collar, we carry a variety of styles and colors. Ask a staff member for options and prices. Cats that are loose, on a leash, or in a cardboard box/tote will not be seen. If you do not have a carrier, you may purchase a cardboard carrier for $10.00.
- Veterinarian visits and car rides can be very stressful for your animal and our goal is to lessen the stress/anxiety your animal is feeling at this time. Please bring positive enrichment items such as a favorite toy or treats to engage your animal while you wait. Attendees understand that yelling, hitting, and/or kicking your animal will not be tolerated and could result in refusal service and/or dismissal from our property.
- Verbal or physical abuse to staff/volunteers/other clients will not be tolerated and could result in refusal of service and/or dismissal from our property.
- It is preferable that prior to your appointment time, your animal’s vaccine history is either faxed to us at 724-709-8357 (attention: vaccine clinic) or emailed to email@example.com. Paper records can also be accepted at your appointment time. Previous records determine the duration that the vaccine will keep your animal protected. If you do not have previous records or do not have access to them, the minimum duration will be noted in your pets’ medical records.
- Rabies vaccination is the only vaccine required BY LAW. The duration of the rabies vaccine can be either 1 year or 3 years depending on your pets’ vaccine history.
- A signed Rabies Certificate from a veterinarian is the only acceptable form of proof for prior rabies vaccinations. Rabies tags and receipts from your veterinarian’s office are not considered valid proof of vaccination.
- The cat distemper vaccine (FVRCP) and the dog distemper vaccine (DHPP) need a booster every 3-4 weeks until the animal is over 16 weeks (4 months) of age. If your animal is over 16 weeks of age, these vaccinations require an initial booster and 1 booster 3-4 weeks later to have a protection duration of 1 year. If your pet has previously had a 1 year or 3 year distemper vaccine, a booster is not required.
- Vaccination and/or medical records are not a requirement to schedule an appointment. If your pet does not have a vaccination history, no problem! We encourage all owners to ensure their pets are protected and up-to-date on vaccinations, regardless of their medical history!
- Appointment times are staggered in half hour increments; wait times may vary and we appreciate your patience and understanding.
- All animals’ receiving services must be healthy, not pregnant, and able to be safely handled. It is at the discretion of staff if they deem your animal unfit for vaccinations and you may be asked to reschedule and/or referred to a full-service clinic.
- The animal’s guardian/legal owner must be present to give vaccination consent. We are not able to serve clients bringing in animals on behalf of someone else.
- If you arrive late to your scheduled time, you may be asked to wait until the technicians are done assisting other clients or you may be asked to reschedule.
Why do pets need vaccinations?
Just like humans, animals are susceptible to diseases that can cause illness, injury, or in some cases, fatality. Vaccines encourage the production of certain anti-bodies to fight off common diseases. When you vaccinate your pet, you are not only protecting them, but you are also protecting other animals and even the people around you! The goal of vaccinations is to create herd immunity, prevent disease mutation and unwanted illness, and eventually the eradication of the disease. When multiple species carry and are susceptible to a certain disease, it is considered to be “zoonotic”, meaning the disease can be transmitted from one species to another. A big concern in the animal welfare industry is the possibility of rabies transmission. Rabies is considered to be one of the most dangerous zoonotic diseases because of its transmission and fatality rate. In most states, including PA, a valid rabies vaccination for your pet is required by law. Vaccinating your pet not only protects them, but you as well!
What is a microchip and how do they help reunite lost pets with their families?
A microchip is a permanent form of pet identification and is about the size of a grain of rice. A microchip is implanted between the animals’ shoulder blades in the subcutaneous tissue. A microchip is not a tracking device, it could be more accurately described as an information storage area. The microchip has a number (ranging between 9-15 digits) that is linked to its barcode inside the chip. The number can be registered by the owner with all their contact information on the appropriate microchip brand website. In the shelter, we have seen so many pets brought in as strays, but return home to their loving families because they are microchipped and the owners’ information is up-to-date. If you are unsure what brand of microchip you have or what website to register with, click here to search your pets’ microchip number.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our medical team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 724-775-5801 ext. 192. Email is the preferred method of contact.
Our Vaccination Clinics are overseen by a licensed veterinarian and conducted by veterinary technicians. We are not a full-service veterinary clinic, any animal receiving clinic services will not be examined by a veterinarian. Issues and concerns regarding your pets’ health and well-being should be discussed with your personal veterinarian.
Pricing - Cats
Pricing - Dogs
*Dog licenses are also available for purchase. All dogs 12 weeks (3 months) of age are required to have a current license. Validity of a dog license for the current year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st.
*We DO NOT carry Canine Lyme or Canine Lepto Vaccinations