Give Back Through PetAid Community Outreach

Each year, Denver-area veterinarians and veterinary technicians partner with PetAid Community Outreach to bring pet wellness and vaccination clinics to communities in need -- free of charge. This program takes veterinary care directly to the pets of those experiencing financial challenges and personal barriers to receiving care in a veterinary clinic setting.

This year, PetAid hopes to serve 500 pets -- but we can't do it without you!

Ready to volunteer? Contact Katie Koch at katiekoch@petaidcolorado.org or 303.539.7273.


How do wellness and vaccine clinics work?

Wellness and Vaccine Clinics involve teams of volunteers going to a pre-determined location to provide a general wellness exam and core vaccines to dogs and cats in need. The clinics are conducted with scheduled 15 minute appointments, though walk-ups are accepted when time allows. Clinics usually last between three and six hours and serve a minimum of 12 pets and a maximum of 100 pets, depending on the number of veterinarians and technicians volunteering.

Each pet that comes to a wellness and vaccine clinic receives the following services free of charge:

  • Wellness exam

  • Vaccines (Rabies, feline/canine distemper as needed)

  • Nail trim (if needed)

  • Anal sac expression (if needed)

Volunteer positions needed

Licensed veterinarian

  • Discuss pet’s health with client

  • Perform thorough wellness exam

  • Administer vaccines (DA2PP/FVRCP/Rabies)

  • Counsel client on any follow-up care their pet may need

Veterinary Technician

  • Discuss pet’s health with client

  • Assist during wellness exam

  • Restrain animals

  • Draw up vaccines

  • Trim nails

Interpreter (Spanish)

  • Assist clients with checking in / checking out

  • Translate basic health information during conversations between pet owners and veterinarians or veterinary technicians

  • Assist pet owners in understanding any follow-up care that is needed for their pet

Upcoming wellness and vaccine clinics


Clinic with William Tell Apartments
Wednesday, August 16 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Denver – Capitol Hill Neighborhood
Clinic Serves: Low-income senior and disabled residents

 

Clinic with Aurora Animal Shelter 
Wednesday, August 23 | 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Aurora
Clinic Serves: Low-income community members
Volunteers Needed: 1 DVM, 1CVT
We are especially in need of Spanish-speakers at this clinic!

 

Clinic with Denver Housing Authority
Tuesday, October 3 | 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Denver – Westwood neighborhood
Clinic Serves: Low-income, elderly and disabled pet owners
Volunteers Needed: 2 DVMs, 2 CVTs


Clinic with CSU, DFL, and Focus Points Family Resource Center
Saturday, October 14 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Denver – Elyria Swansea Neighborhood
Clinic Serves: Low-income pet owners
Volunteers Needed: 5 DVMs, 5 CVTs, 3 Translators (Spanish)
We are especially in need of Spanish-speakers at this clinic!