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Subsidized Vaccine Clinic

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic holds subsidized (low-cost) vaccine clinics approximately once a week either:

Vaccine clinics held most Saturdays are walk-in (no appointment needed) and vaccine clinics held one Thursday a month are by appointment (call 970-484-1861 to schedule).

Always check our Calendar of Events for dates and locations.

Important Information for vaccine clinics

  • We accept credit/debit cards and cash. We are unable to accept checks.
  • If your pet has had previous vaccinations, please bring any and all records you have with you.
  • We are unable to provide 3-year rabies and/or distemper vaccines without a record of a previous vaccine.
  • We are unable to provide 3-year rabies and/or distemper vaccines if the previous vaccine is more than a month expired, or we are attempting to give a vaccine more than a month earlier than the due date.
  • All cats need to be in secured carriers. Cats cannot be loose at any point while on our property.
  • If you would like your cat to wait in our quiet medical ward rather than in the waiting room or outside just let our staff know!
  • All dogs need to be on a leash and under control at all times.
  • All pets in the waiting room must be well-behaved and quiet. Owners with barking, aggressive, or frightened dogs will be asked to wait outside.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the vaccine clinic open?

The medical team will begin seeing pets at 9AM. Early check-in begins at 8:30AM and customers are welcome to arrive as early as 8AM for queue number assignment. The clinic closes promptly at 1PM - no exceptions.

How long is the expected wait time?

The average wait time at our walk-in vaccine clinic is 1 hour.

Am I able to leave and come back after signing in?

No. We ask that clients remain on site after signing in so that medical staff can easily locate them when they are ready for their pets. Clients with well behaved pets are welcome to wait inside the clinic if they expect to be called by medical staff soon. We ask everyone else to please wait outside the clinic.

What are my options if I'm not able to wait?

We provide vaccines by appointment one Thursday per month. There is a $10 fee to attend and each pet will be assigned a ten minute time slot. These days tend to fill up relatively quickly. We also have a large list of partner vets in the area that would be happy to provide vaccines on an appointment basis at their regular cost.

Is it better to come to the event early or late?

If you arrive early you will have a better idea of how long the wait will be and you will be able to take care of your pets' vaccines first thing in the morning.

If you arrive later on busy days you risk being at the back of a very long line. If you arrive later on slow days you have the possibility of skipping the early rush and having a much shorter wait. Arriving late is less reliable and only recommended for customers with the flexibility of getting the vaccines elsewhere if the wait is too long.

What should I expect at the vaccine clinic?

When you arrive you will be assigned a number based on the order customers arrived. You will be given a clipboard with a vaccine sheets for each pet and those sheets will be marked with your corresponding customer number.

Customer numbers will be called up in order for check-in. Paperwork and previous vaccine records will be reviewed during check-in and all questions will be answered.

When check-in is complete, customer numbers will be called a second time for payment. License and rabies tags will be assigned and any medication will be labeled. Any final questions will be answered and payment (cards or cash) will be taken.

The medical team will call customer numbers for a final time and pets will be vaccinated in a quiet, separate area. Customers are welcome to let the medical staff know of any questions or concerns at this time. Customers are not allowed to accompany pets in the medical ward due to space and safety concerns.

When the medical team has completed services for your pets, you will be provided a copy of their paperwork and any relevant tags.

What should I do if I have an aggressive dog or cat?

We strongly suggest making a ten minute appointment for our monthly Thursday vaccine clinic. Walk-in vaccine clinics are typically crowded and somewhat hectic and are not ideal for aggressive, frightened, or difficult to control pets.

If you are not able to make an appointment, please let staff know immediately if you have an aggressive, frightened, or difficult to control pet or pets. Our medical staff will assist in any way that we can.

What if I still have questions?

Please call the clinic at 970-484-1861, Monday through Friday 8AM to 3PM, and we will answer any additional questions!
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