January 18, 2019

The Community Medical Center – a Resource for ALL!


In 2012, the Fredericksburg SPCA opened the Locke Spay and Neuter Clinic. The clinic was an added wing of the original SPCA building, and the hope was to lower overpopulation in companion animals by offering low cost services to the community.

 

In 2015, we closed the clinic doors to the public after the SPCA’s Veterinarian moved to Florida. What we hoped would be a very brief closing turned into nearly three years. In that time, we completely re-worked what this facility would mean for the SPCA and the community. We revamped all of the policies, procedures, and pricing. When we reopened in October of 2018, we were no longer a Spay and Neuter Clinic- we were a Community Medical Center (CMC) offering a wide array of services from wellness to dentals and, of course, low cost spay and neuter surgeries.

 

The CMC aims to provide high quality medical care at an affordable price for animals in need. A recent study released by the University of Tennessee Veterinary Social Work Department showed that cost was a barrier for basic preventive care in as many as 80% of homes. Annual preventative care visits are one of the best ways to prevent an emergency situation with your pet which can carry a several thousand dollar price tag. A great example of this is heartworm. Preventing heartworm by annual testing and staying on a preventative can cost less than $200 per year but treatment can easily cost over $1,500.

 

We hope to be tapping into this large population of pet parents while maintaining solid relationships with community Veterinarians and referring out as needed.

 

We often see animals surrendered to shelters due to owner’s not being able to afford Vet care. Our hope is that offering our services will result in more animals staying in their current, loving homes.

 

As always, our focus will be on spay/neuter services. The most effective way to prevent animal overpopulation is by spaying and neutering. Two dogs or cats can become thousands in less than 7 years if left unaltered.

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To make an appointment: www.fredspca.org/cmc

Questions? 540-898-1500 x12

Walk in appointments are available right now every Thursday from 8:30-3:00. Please check back as we plan to add more walk-in hours!

 

Check out our affordable prices:

 

Spay/Neuter/Dental Services*

  • Canine Spay $140
  • Canine spay over 50 lbs: $160
  • Canine Neuter $90
  • Feline Spay $60
  • Community Cat Package (includes Rabies vaccine & ear tip): $30 *See below for requirements
  • Feline Neuter $40

*Pyometra, Early Pregnancy, Fractious behavior, and Cryptorchid $20

  • Dental : $200 (Cleaning and polish. All dentals need to be scheduled as an exam. Possible extractions etc will be discussed at that time. Procedure will be scheduled for a date after the exam

Vaccines/Tests/Preventatives

  • Rabies 1yr/3yr: $15
  • Bordetella: $15
  • DAPP 1yr/3yr: $15
  • FVRCP 1yr/3yr: $15
  • Deworm: $10
  • Flea/Tick 1 month: $10
  • HW 1 month: $10
  • FIV/FELV Test: $20
  • HW Test: $20

Treatments 

 

  • Wellness Exam: $30
  • Sick Exam: $30
  • Bloodwork/CBC: $60
  • Urinalysis: $40
  • Fecal: $15
  • Ear Cytology: $30
  • Skin scrape: $20
  • Microchip: $25

Our Hours are:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday – 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Wednesday – 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Thursday – 8:00AM- 4:00PM
**WALK IN ** Wellness/Sick Exams only offered Thursdays 8:00AM-3:00PM **
Friday – 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Saturday/Sunday: CLOSED
Surgical patient drop-off is at 8:00AM
Pick-up time is 3:00PM to 4:00PM

 

We will be hosting a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at the Community Medical Center on Tuesday, February 12th from 5:00pm-6:00pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

 

 

Von Young

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