Free and low-cost vaccination clinics
Several organizations offer free or low-cost pet vaccines and other services for low-income residents of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. The calendar below highlights clinics held by three of these organizations. Please go to the appropriate website or Facebook page to get the latest information on these clinics.
PALS provides free basic vaccines and microchips to East Bay pet guardians on a monthly basis. No proof of income is required but, because demand is high, the group asks that you come only if you cannot afford basic vet care. Spay and neuter assistance is also available! Puppies and kittens/cats must be in crates or held and dogs must be on a leash. Sick animals should not come. Clinics are held at Oakland Animal Services.
Paw Fund offers free pet vaccine clinics every four weeks at its location in Berkeley. The group can arrange “pay what you can” options for spay and neuter surgery through partner veterinarians.
Furry Friends assists residents of Contra Costa County (proof of residency is required) with low-cost vaccines and spay and neuter referrals.
Other low-cost veterinary services
East Bay SPCA Drop-in Vaccine Clinic
The drop-in vaccine clinic is available only at the EBSPCA’s Oakland location. Please check its webpage for pricing and services.
Fix Our Ferals
If you’ve found a feral kitten on the street, Fix our Ferals can spay or neuter the kitten. Included in the cost are vaccines and microchip.
Pet Food Express retail stores host affordable and accessible veterinary care across the Bay Area. Take your cat or dog to any of the Pet Food Express stores to get comprehensive vaccines, standard heartworm and fecal test, pet microchip, de-worming services and more. No appointment is necessary, but these clinics occur on designated dates. Please check the schedule.
PetVet Clinic offers vaccines and low-cost exams/consultations (unless a medical condition is present, there is no exam fee for medications and vaccines). Please check the website for pricing, signup times, and hours.
Spay the Bay
Spay the Bay offers low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for dogs and cats in Berkeley and surrounding areas.