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Southside Healthy Pet Clinic headed to Rochester

The Southside Healthy Pet Clinic will offer subsidized veterinary care for dogs and cats on April 19, 2015 beginning at 11 AM at the David Gantt Recreation Center, located at 700 North Street in Rochester, NY. The last patients will be seen at 4:30 PM. PLEASE MAKE AN APPOINTMENT AHEAD OF TIME by calling 347-620-4739 (347-620-4PET) or send an email message to The cost is $30 per pet; limit two pets per client. Microchipping is available at an additional cost of $20. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the David Gantt Recreation Center.

An appointment consists of a physical exam, vaccinations, and a one-year supply of heartworm, flea, tick, and internal parasite prevention. Cornell veterinary students perform the exams under the supervision of veterinarians, gaining valuable hands-on training in administering services and working with pets and their owners.

The clinic is modeled after a veterinary program that’s been running at Ithaca’s Southside Community Center since 1996, that serves patients whose owners could not otherwise afford well visit care for their pets. To ensure we realize this mission, pet owners who wish to participate in the Southside Healthy Pet Clinic in Rochester must have incomes of less than twice the poverty line. Please bring one of the following documents on the day of the clinic:

  • Medicare card
  • Social security income card
  • EBT card
  • Pay stub from the last 6 months
  • W-2 from 2014
  • Other proof of public assistance

In addition, owners are required to bring proof of rabies vaccination for pets over four months of age and to bring all pets on leashes or in carriers.

Published April 14, 2015