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!
2020 Clinic Dates
Free Microchip Clinic: Friday, November 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Reston Bible Church Parking Lot, 45650 Oakbrook Ct, Sterling, VA 20166
Loudoun residents are invited to bring their cats and dogs over 8 weeks of age to this free microchip clinic. This clinic is free to attend. Cats must be in carriers and dogs on non-retractable leashes. This clinic will be drive through to allow for social distancing, please bring a face covering.
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.
Low Cost Rabies Vaccination Mini Clinics, Tuesday, November 24, 9 :00 -10: 00 a.m. and Tuesday, December 1, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. - Loudoun County Animal Services, 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford VA 20197
Sign up is required for these mini-clinics; no more than two animals per time slot. These clinics are open to all cats and dogs over 12 weeks of age. Please bring cats in carriers and dogs on non-extendable leashes. These mini-clinics will take place at the shelter. Cash or check only.
- Cats - $10 (1- or 3-year license)
- Dogs - $20 (1-year vaccine and 1-year license) or $40 (3-year vaccine and 3-year license)
Additional Information About the Rabies Vaccine
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.