Compassionate Care Clinic coming up at Cherry Avenue Boys and Girls Club

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA will be holding a Compassionate Care Clinic this weekend at the Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue.

The clinic will take place Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and offer accessible pet health care.

The Compassionate Care-A-Van, which is a registered mobile veterinary clinic, will be in the parking lot at the club and there will be markers placed on the ground showing where people can stand in line to maintain social distance.

"The SPCA is proud to offer affordable wellness exams and high-quality medical care to animals in the community," said Angie Gunter, CASPCA CEO. "We are grateful to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia for making the Cherry Avenue Club available as a location to offer a low-cost Compassionate Care Clinic. These clinics continue to help keep animals with their owners and out of the shelter."

CASPCA says this clinic is by appointment only, so anyone who wants to schedule an appointment needs to send an email to clinic@caspca.org to register.

Clients will need to fill out a form listing what service they want, limit their close contact between themselves and clinic staff, and will get a number to listen for so that they can be called up for their turn.

When a client's number is called, a clinic staff member will bring the pet into the van while the owner stays outside. The pet will be returned after receiving the requested care.

People will need to wear masks, while cats will need to remain in their carriers and dogs remain on leashes during the clinic.

Those who participate in this clinic will need to show proof of public assistance, such as an EBT card, proof of disability, Medicaid, SNAP, unemployment, or WIC.

There is a $15 fee for a basic wellness exam for a pet. Other services that will be offered include a rabies vaccine for $5, a microchip for $15, a nail trim for $10, or an ear mite treatment for $25.

Services specific for dogs include heartworm testing for $10, DAPP vaccine or $5, Kennel Cough vaccine for $5 or a flea/tick preventative application for $12.

For cats, the FVRCP vaccine is available for $5, FELV/FIV testing for $15, Advantage Multi application for $15 and Strongid Dewormer for $5.

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