Vaccine Clinic

PALS now operates socially-distant shot clinics.

All attendees must wear a mask. Owners and pets will remain in their cars until time for the pet to go in to see the veterinarian.

 

E-mail palsatlanta@palsatlanta.org to request an appointment. A deposit must be paid to confirm your appointment. This is not a walk-in vaccination clinic.

 

As a part of our mission to help friends keep friends, we opened our doors in 2018 to anyone needing to get their four legged companion vaccinated and heartworm tested!! We firmly believe in the human animal bond and part of that is keeping your pet healthy. On the third Sunday of each month (except December) at the Pets Are Loving Support offices in the Candler Park area of Atlanta, we will be hosting vaccination clinics for the general public. These clinics are crewed by the PALS Atlanta Veterinary staff and each clinic is limited to those with deposits paid and appointments scheduled. This is not a walk-in vaccination clinic. As these clinics are not held at full service veterinary hospitals, our staff does not have access to additional medical equipment, such as otoscopes and microscopes, and they are unable to evaluate ongoing health issues, such as ear and skin conditions. The pricing list is below. Not only are you ensuring your animal remains healthy, you are also helping to support our mission at PALS Atlanta!!

All pets must be at least 12 months old to participate in our vaccine clinics. Puppies and kittens require vaccines on a set schedule, and these are best performed by your primary care veterinarian.

We require a deposit (plus a small administrative fee) be paid online to secure your appointment and the deposit is based on the amount of services you will be purchasing at the vaccine clinic. The deposit is nonrefundable but will be applied to your total bill on the day of the vaccine clinic. If you cancel your appointment or do not show up for your appointment, the deposit will not be refunded.

Should you have any questions or if you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please email us at palsatlanta@palsatlanta.org or call the offices at (404) 876-PALS (7257). Please scroll down for frequently asked questions and a listing of current vaccine clinic dates.

 

The canine combo vaccine is DHPP and includes the following:

  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza

 

The feline combo vaccine is FVRCP and includes the following:

  • Rhinotracheitis
  • Chlamydia
  • Panleukopenia

PLEASE NOTE: We DO NOT accept feral cats in our shot clinic.

Vaccine Clinic Pricing

$15.00 – Dog or Cat Rabies Shot

$15.00 – Dog or Cat Combo Shot

$15.00 – Bordatella Vaccination (dogs only)

$25.00 – Heartworm Testing (dogs only)

$100.00 – Full year supply of heartworm medication AND full year supply of flea/tick preventative (dogs only and requires current negative heartworm test)

A deposit (plus a small administrative fee) is required to reserve your appointment.

That means for only $170 you can have your dog fully vaccinated AND get a full year supply of heartworm medication AND a full year supply of flea/tick preventative!!

PLEASE NOTE

All dogs MUST be on a leash and all cats MUST be in a carrier. NO aggressive animals will be permitted to participate.  Please ensure your animal is friendly to strangers and is NOT animal aggressive. PALS Veterinary Staff, Board members, staff members, or volunteers reserve the right to refuse any animal that is deemed in their opinion to be aggressive.

At the time of making your reservation, PALS requires a non-refundable deposit to hold your space. The deposit will range between $15.00 and $25.00 depending on the services you require. The deposit will be applied to your bill at the time of the appointment. We accept cash, credit or debit cards, no checks please.

Vaccine Clinic Dates

Please make an appointment prior to your arrival by contacting our office at palsatlanta@palsatlanta.org or (404) 876-7257

July 17, 2022

August 14, 2022

September 18, 2022

October 16, 2022

November 20, 2022

All at PALS Office, 1:30pm – 4:00pm

Other dates will be added in the coming months.

There will not be a shot clinic offered in December.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What kind of heartworm preventative and flea/tick preventative do you use?

A: We use Roadrunner Pharmacy, so the prescriptions are their brand. The heartworm preventative is a gelcap called MyPOL which contains Milbemycin, Praziquantel, Oxantel, and Lufenuron. It is given once per month. The flea/tick preventative is a topical spray that you apply to the dog’s back once per month. It is called Fipronil.

 

Q: I want to use ____________ as my heartworm preventative or flea/tick preventative. Can you write a prescription for that and I can fill it elsewhere?

A: Yes, you can pay for a heartworm test with us and then we can write a prescription that you can fill on your own.

 

Q: Can I just get the heartworm preventative without the flea/tick preventative and pay less money?

A: No, they are sold as a pair.

 

Q: When will I receive the prescriptions? Do I pick them up at the clinic?

A: No, the prescriptions are filled by Roadrunner and then shipped to you via UPS. We process the prescription orders on the afternoon of the shot clinic so Roadrunner has them first thing on Monday morning. It takes them a few days to process the prescription and you usually receive the shipment within 10-14 business days after the shot clinic, but that depends on how things are logistically impacted by the pandemic.

 

Q: When I got my prescription, it was just for six months. Where is the rest of it?

A: In 2020, the Federal government changed regulations that caused only six months of a prescription to be sent at once. We automatically process your refill six months after your shot clinic appointment, so there is nothing else for you to do unless you move during that time. In that case, you will need to notify us of your address change.

 

Q: Do you offer three-year vaccines?

A: No, all of our vaccines are only for one year.

 

Q: I need to get my puppy/kitten vaccinated. Can I bring them in?

A: No, we are not able to see any animals under 12 months old. All of our vaccines are pre-purchased and are adult-strength, so they would harm a puppy/kitten if they were given to them.

 

Q: My pet is too young for your clinic. Can you refer me to any other clinics?

A: We recommend you Google “low cost pet vaccines” or “low cost pet shot clinics” for listings near your area. Many PetSmart locations offer low-cost shot clinics. Please look us up when your pet is at least 24 months old because we would love to see them in our clinic.

 

Q: I missed your clinic and can’t wait until the next one. Can you refer me to any other clinics?

A: We recommend you Google “low cost pet vaccines” or “low cost pet shot clinics” for listings near your area. Many PetSmart locations offer low-cost shot clinics. Please look us up when your pet is due for vaccines next year because we would love to see them in our clinic.

 

Q: Do you clip nails? Do you express anal glands? Do you spay/neuter pets? Do you offer veterinary exams?

A: No, we are not a veterinary practice. We are a small nonprofit organization and just bring in a vet and some vet techs to run our shot clinics for our clients. We do not offer any of other services aside from the vaccines listed on our website and heartworm testing.

 

Q: I just need a heartworm preventative prescription. Can I just e-mail you a test result and you can write a prescription for me?

A: No, we would need to see your dog in person to write a prescription.

 

Q: Can I just bring in a heartworm test I had done a few months ago and get a heartworm preventative prescription from you?

A: No, the test must be current to make sure the results are accurate.

 

Q: There are feral cats in my neighborhood. May I make appointments for them?

A: No, we are not equipped to accept feral cats in our shot clinic.