Community Rabies Vaccination & Microchip Clinic
Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic on October 1, 2017
Join us on Sunday, October 1, 2017, between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. for a walk-in Rabies Vaccination and Microchip Clinic. The clinic will be held at Loudoun County Animal Services, located at 39820 Charles Town Pike, Waterford.
Dogs and cats as young as 12 weeks may participate in the clinic. Pet owners should bring their cats in carriers and 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. LCAS can accept cash or check as forms of payment. Have questions? Email Us!
- Cats (One- and three-year vaccine) - $10
- Dogs (One-year vaccine) - $20, includes a 1 year county-required license
- Dogs (Three-year vaccine) - $40, includes a 3 year county-required license
Microchip Cost: $15 (cat and dog)
All costs are per pet. Dogs with an existing county-required license will have their license automatically renewed and unlicensed dogs will receive a new license at no extra cost. Please bring cash or check.
Loudoun County Animal Services
39820 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA 20197
Additional Information About the Rabies Vaccine and 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.
Microchipping is 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.