Mobile Clinic Services

Mobile Community Medicine &

Spay/Neuter Outreach

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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, community medicine, and spay/neuter services.

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Pet Wellness Clinic services

Our walk-in vaccine clinics run from 10am to 1pm and we provide:

  • Rabies (by Merial), $10
  • Distemper parvo vaccine (DHPP) for dogs, $10
  • Feline distemper vaccine (FVRCP), $10
  • Bordetella (aka “kennel cough” for dogs), $15
  • Topical flea treatment, $10
  • Dewormer, $10
  • Microchips, $10 – FREE in Lompoc and at some special events
  • Nail trims, $20
  • Dog licensing with Santa Barbara County Animal Services on select dates; $25 for altered dogs

Spay & Neuter Services

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Our mobile spay/neuter surgeries are free or low-cost for Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County residents and is based on your income level. If you cannot afford to alter your dogs and cats at a veterinary clinic or a low-cost clinic such as the humane society, please submit an inquiry form.

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Lady holding her small white dog in front of the C.A.R.E.4Paws Mobile Veterinary Clinic

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.

Upon submission, please allow 24–48 hours for an email response.

Community Medicine

We provide low-cost mobile veterinary care for low-income, senior, disabled and homeless pet families in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. Please note that our mobile clinic is not a full-service or emergency veterinary hospital. Clients have to show proof of financial need.

Is your household not low income?

As our clinic schedule allows, we can assist pet families who do not require financial assistance at a higher cost per service. For example, if your regular veterinarian cannot see your pet(s), or you cannot schedule a timely appointment at any local veterinary clinic.

Emergency pet care

If you need urgent care with medical services beyond what we offer in our mobile clinic, we can (as resources allow) refer you to a partner veterinary clinic or, if you live in San Luis Obispo County, to a partner organization that may be able to assist you.

Who qualifies?

C.A.R.E.4Paws accepts clients that reside in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo 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

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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, $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.

*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.

Upon submission, please allow 24–48 hours for an email response.

VIP Services

C.A.R.E.4Paws offers lower cost mobile spays/neuters and medical services to our own volunteers as well as volunteers and staff working for animal shelters in Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. We truly appreciate all that you do to help animals in need and improve the future for our four-legged friends. This is a way for us to give back!

As resources allow, we also support our animal rescue partners with lower cost fees.

These services only apply to our mobile veterinary clinics.

To inquire about pricing or make an appointment, please email or call 805.968.2273.

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We go the extra mile!

Our mobile clinics are a critical component of our mission, allowing us to travel directly to pet owners in need in underserved communities, offering services that keep pets healthy and with their families for life.78

We now perform more than 2,300 spay/neuter surgeries annually and assist 1,800-plus dogs and cats with critical medical care. We also help 10,000 pets every year with vaccines, flea treatment, microchips and other essential services during our walk-in Pet Wellness Clinics.

Happy pet owners in front of the C.A.R.E.4Paws Mobile Clinic