Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination & Microchip Clinic
Low-Cost Rabies Vaccine and Microchip Clinics
Keep your pets healthy and safe by joining us at one of our low-cost rabies vaccine and microchip clinics. Dogs and cats as young as 12 weeks may participate in the clinic. Pet owners should bring their cats in carriers. Dogs must remain on a leash of six feet or less. No flexi-leads, please. We recommend bringing any prior vaccination records, but records are not required. Have questions? Email Us!
Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic, Friday, September 25, 2020
This low-cost, drive-through clinic will offer rabies vaccinations and one-year dog licenses for Loudoun County residents. All cats and dogs over the age of 12 weeks are welcome.
- Clinic will be held at Philip A. Bolen Memorial Park in the parking lots by Field 12
- Cats will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12 p.m. Dogs will be from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
- If you are bringing a cat and a dog, please arrive during the afternoon session (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)
- Cats: Free
- Dogs: $10 for the vaccine and a one-year dog license (cash or check only)
- Save time at the clinic - prefill your paperwork and bring it with you to the event. The application can be found here (pdf).
Pet owners should bring their cats in carriers. Dogs must remain on a leash of six feet or less. No flexi-leads, please. Please bring something with your current, Loudoun address (license, mail etc). We recommend bringing any prior vaccination records, but records are not required. Please wear a face covering and practice social distancing. Participants can purchase two- and three-year dog licenses online after the clinic.
Directions: Motorists should enter Bolen Park on Crosstrail Boulevard from Sycolin Road. If navigating to the park by GPS, use the following address to arrive at the park’s general location: 42405 Claudia Drive, Leesburg.
Additional Information About the Rabies Vaccine & Microchips
For the safety of pets and people, the Commonwealth of Virginia requires all cats and dogs over the age of four months to be regularly vaccinated against rabies. The majority of rabies cases occur in wildlife but when people are exposed to rabies, it is usually the result of an encounter with an infected domestic animal. Rabies is potentially contagious to pets and humans, and, when left untreated, the virus is almost always fatal. However, high rates of vaccination have led to a decline in the disease nationwide. Dogs and cats should be vaccinated against rabies, at a minimum, every three years.
Microchips are a safe, permanent way of identifying pets should they ever be found by Animal Services or a veterinary office. The microchip itself is about the size of a grain of rice. It is implanted under the skin in the area around the shoulders through a needle. The procedure is no more invasive than a vaccination shot, and requires no anesthesia or recovery time. Once implanted, the number on the chip is registered with the owner’s information. The microchip can be read by a scanner (similar to a bar code scanner) and provides a unique number for animal shelters, veterinarians, and rescues to trace the microchip back to the owner in order to reunite them with their pet. A microchip is not a GPS unit.