The Animal Clinic of the Humane Society of Sarasota County provides the community with accessible, high-quality medical care for dogs and cats at affordable prices. As a non-profit provider, our goal is to prevent and alleviate suffering in pets whose caregivers would otherwise not be able to afford veterinary care. HSSC does not require proof of income for wellness services, but we do ask that if you can otherwise afford to provide for your pet, please obtain that care from one of the amazing private clinics in our community.
The Animal Clinic focuses on providing wellness care, vaccinations, heartworm prevention and treatment, laser therapy, dentistry, and select diagnostic services.
Appointments are required as we do not accept walk-in appointments.
How to qualify for surgical or diagnostic procedures:
At the time of service, HSSC will verify income eligibility for clients receiving surgical and/or diagnostic procedures. Families or individuals earning 100% of area median income may qualify for those services. If you have questions regarding the cost of services/procedures, please call the Animal Clinic at 941.364.3605. Income eligibility may be verified at the time of service by presenting any proof of the following:
HUD income maximum – 100% AMI
# in Household Maximum Income
Maximum income guidelines updated 5/2021 (Reference: Department of Housing and Urban Development)
The Animal Clinic follows the recommended care guidelines set by the American Veterinary Medical Association. At minimum, we recommend an annual examination, broad-spectrum parasite control and immunizations, and wellness bloodwork. Comprehensive bloodwork is strongly recommended for senior pets (7 years and older). Because every animal is unique, the Animal Clinic staff will tailor your pet’s care to its specific lifestyle, life stage, and medical history.
Click here for the recommended canine care schedule.
Click here for the recommended feline care schedule.
The Animal Clinic bundles services into affordable packages. We offer packages for puppies and adult dogs.
Puppy Care Package
Canine Silver Package
Canine Gold Package
Canine Platinum Package
Common misconceptions about pet oral health: “Animals are supposed to have bad breath,” and “Brushing your cat or dog’s teeth is unnecessary.” In fact, bad breath is the most common indicator of dental disease. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, most pets have some degree of dental disease by age three, and it will get worse without proper treatment. Dental disease can cause pain, tooth loss, difficulty eating, and even problems in the kidneys, liver, and heart. Dental care is just as important for pets as it is for humans. While home brushing is very effective, pets still need to have their teeth checked once a year, and they may need professional cleanings.
The Animal Clinic’s dental services include:
All dental procedures require a separate pre-dental exam. After dental services, your cat or dog will have fresher breath, healthier gums, and improved quality of life.
The Animal Clinic always uses anesthesia for dental procedures. Your pet does not understand the importance of dental care and may react by moving, trying to escape, or even biting. Anesthesia makes it possible to perform dentistry procedures with less stress and pain for your pet. Plus, anesthesia allows for a more thorough cleaning. Although anesthesia will always have risks, it is safer now than ever before. The risks are very low and are far outweighed by the benefits of dentistry. Most pets are on their feet within minutes of waking up and can usually go home the same day.
*Price may very if additional services are required.
**Dental Package Services require a pre-dental consult with the doctor ($45 exam fee) and Pre-Anesthetic Bloodwork done prior to the day of the procedure.
Saying goodbye to your beloved pet can be one of the most difficult times in your life. HSSC’s compassionate staff understands and is here to support you when euthanasia is the most humane choice for a pet’s quality of life. HSSC offers private and communal cremation services for your pet, providing you and your pet with the utmost respect, professionalism, care, and compassion.
End of Life Services is available by appointment only. Please call 941.364.3605 for more information or to set up an appointment.
Those interested in this service must provide proof of ownership. The fees for humane euthanasia and private cremation are as follows:
*Other memorial products and specialty urns available upon request. (E.g., clay paw prints, headstones, jewelry, etc.)The Humane Society of Sarasota County reserves the right to refuse to euthanize an animal at its sole discretion and/or decide that the animal is not a suitable candidate for euthanasia.
The Animal Clinic bundles services into affordable packages. We offer packages for kittens and adult cats.
Kitten Care Package
Feline Silver Package
Feline Gold Package
Feline Platinum Package
The Animal Clinic is fortunate to offer drug-free, surgery-free advanced pain relief in the form of cold laser therapy. Our Class IV K-Laser delivers specific red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light to induce a therapeutic effect within the body. Benefits include increased circulation, decreased swelling, reduced pain, and enhance tissue repair. Laser therapy is safe and effective. Laser therapy can help with conditions ranging from osteoarthritis, post-traumatic injury, post-surgical pain, post-orthopedic surgical recovery, and joint pain. There is no patient sedation or restraint required. In fact, the experience is usually pleasant and comforting to the pet. The doctor will discuss a treatment plan specific to your pet’s condition.
Spay/neuter is the best way to control the pet population and keep pets out of shelters. Spaying your female pet prior to her first heat cycle (occurs around 4-6 months old) and neutering your male pet prior to maturity offers the best protection against serious health issues and the establishment of negative behaviors. The procedure is routine and safe.
Spaying your female dog or cat helps prevent serious medical conditions, such as uterine infections, uterine/ovarian cancer, and breast cancer. Spaying is far less expensive than the cost of treating an infection, having an emergency c-section, treating cancer, or raising a litter of puppies or kittens.
Neutering your male dog or cat helps prevent serious medical conditions, such as testicular cancer, and often has a positive effect on your pet’s behavior. Neutering also makes a male pet less likely to mark his territory or spray urine throughout the house. Neutering also tends to make a pet less aggressive and less likely to roam.
The Animal Clinic’s spay/neuter services include:
Gold Spay/Neuter Services
*Bloodwork panels required before day of procedure, not included. **Not included in feline neuter services.
Silver Spay/Neuter Services
***Patients must meet eligability requirements. Select days only.
Annual Wellness Exams
We truly believe that prevention is the best medicine. An annual wellness exam is an essential part of keeping your pet healthy. We strive to find the most appropriate treatments that are safe, successful, and the least invasive for your companion, all while providing you with enough knowledge to put you in control of their healthcare decisions.
Vaccinations, De-worming, Heartworm Prevention, & Microchipping
Our philosophy of care is focused on disease prevention and well-being. This includes the use of vaccinations to prevent serious diseases. We understand that vaccinations can be confusing, so we are always happy to discuss your pet’s individual needs and tailor a vaccination schedule based on their lifestyle. We also offer basic grooming, including anal gland expression, ear cleaning, and nail trims.