Low-Cost Monthly Vaccine & Microchip Clinic
***The monthly clinic has been canceled for December 2023. Please check back for updates on the clinic for January.***
In Service to Our Community
Since 2005, BARCS has been hosting monthly low-cost vaccine and microchipping clinics to support underserved pet owners in Baltimore with compassionate support and vital resources. Each year, these clinics serve more than 3,000 owned pets whose families have limited income and are not able to afford a regular relationship with a veterinarian.
Baltimore City Pet Owner Information
The clinic is for Baltimore City resident pet owners only** and is held on the first Saturday of every month (unless otherwise noted above). Vaccine prices range from $6-$10 (cash preferred) in order to allow pet owners to provide their animals with proper care. Pet owners can also have their pets microchipped at the clinics as well as purchase and renew their Baltimore City Pet License(s). Credit card, cash, paypal and venmo are accepted at payment.
**Due to the high volume of pets we serve at these clinics, you can expect to wait in line for several hours. We encourage you to look into other low-cost vaccine clinics in the area as well. Click here for info on Pet Wellness Clinic in Brooklyn Park, MD, which is open every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Bringing Your Pet to the Clinic
Dates and Time
The clinic is held the first Saturday of each month (unless it falls on a national holiday or is otherwise noted). The clinic begins at 9 a.m. and continues until noon or when all animals in line (before noon) have been seen by veterinarians. Due to the high volume of pets we serve at these clinics, you can expect to wait in line for several hours. *Please note, the clinic for December 2023 has been canceled. Check back for updates on the January clinic.*
Our clinic dates for 2023 are...
- Saturday, January 7
- Saturday, February 4
- Saturday, March 4
- Saturday, April 1
- Saturday, May 6
- Saturday, June 3
- Saturday, July 1
- Saturday, August 5
- CANCELED FOR SEPTEMBER
- CANCELED FOR OCTOBER
- CANCELED FOR NOVEMBER
- CANCELED FOR DECEMBER
- *TBD January 2024
Pet owners must have dogs on leashes with collars and cats in carriers. Pet owners may not hold their pets in lieu of proper restraints. Should a pet owner not have these resources, they should see a BARCS representative as soon as they arrive.
**Pet owners must be residents of Baltimore City. Due to increased demand for this clinic, you may be asked to provide proof of your residence upon arrival. Pet owners can bring previous veterinary paperwork if they have it, but it is not required.
Payment and Pricing
Our clinic is able to accept payments of credit card, cash, paypal and venmo. If you are unable to pay the low-cost prices and need further assistance, please email us ahead of the clinic date at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss options.
- Rabies: $6 (Minimum age is 12 weeks and must be 3lbs)
- Distemper Vaccine: $10 (Minimum age is eight weeks and must be 1lb)
- Microchip: $10
- Pet License Annual: $10
- Pet License Annual for Senior Pet Owners 65+: $5
- Pet License Annual (for unaltered animals): $30
- Pet License Annual for Senior Pet Owners 65+ (for unaltered animals): $15
- Pet License Lifetime (animals must be altered): $100
Support this Program
BARCS is able to provide this clinic as a service to our community thanks to generous, private donations to our general operating fund. If you would like to support this lifesaving program and help loving pet owners in our community, please click here to give.