Are you looking for high-quality, affordable medical care for your pet?

We can help!

The Humane Society of Chittenden County's Community Pet Clinic (CPC) provides low-cost veterinary care services to owned cats and dogs. The CPC exists to support families and their pets when affording or obtaining medical care is a challenge, or who are looking for a more cost-effective way to provide their pet with basic preventative services. 

*For clients interested in Reduced Price Services: please enter your family size and estimated household income in the "Special Requests" box when booking an appointment!

The CPC provides the following services: 
  • Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics for cats and dogs (under 75 pounds) are held each Monday, Tuesday & every other Thursday at HSCC, by appointment only. Basic vaccinations (rabies and distemper) are included in the surgery cost, as well as flea treatment, nail trimming, and ear cleaning. Microchips can also be implanted for an additional cost. Please note that cats over 9 years old and dogs over 6 years old will require a Wellness Visit and bloodwork prior to booking a spay/neuter appointment to ensure that it is safe to proceed with the surgery. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept VSNIP vouchers. For a list of veterinarians who do accept them, please click here
  • Low Cost Wellness Clinics are held each Wednesday & every other Friday at our new satellite location (Old North End Veterinary Clinic), by appointment only. Vaccines, flea/tick treatment, de-wormer, microchips, and minor diagnostic tests/treatments are also available. Please note that for your pet's safety, a wellness exam is required before vaccines can be given.  
Please CLICK HERE for a full description of each wellness service
Pricing & Payments:
  • The CPC offers two tiers of pricing depending on your income. For the reduced pricing tier, you must meet our financial guidelines. We ask that you report your annual family income and your family size to determine if you qualify for the reduced pricing tier. Out of respect for our clients, and out of concern of creating barriers to service when documentation is challenging, we operate the clinic on an honor system.
  • Payments accepted include cash, credit cards, and debit cards. The CPC is unable to accept checks. At this time, the CPC is unable to accept CareCredit, but please check back later for updates. 
  • UPDATE: THE CPC NOW REQUIRES A DEPOSIT TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT! As of 8/10/2022, the CPC will require a deposit in order to book an appointment. Deposits can be refunded if an appointment is cancelled with at least 48 hrs notice. Deposit amounts are as follows: $20 for wellness/vaccination appointments; $40 for sick pet visits; $15 for nail trims; $20 for anal gland expressions; $50 for cat spay/neuters; $100 for dog spay/neuters. Forms of payment accepted include credit/debit cards and cash (cash must be dropped off at 142 Kindness Court within 2 days of booking the appointment). 

Care received at HSCC’s Community Pet Clinic is made possible by donations intended to create a safety net for those who need it. If you would like to support the Community Pet Clinic, please click here.

HSCC is happy to help with any medical issue that is within our ability to treat. Keep in mind that we are open limited hours, and therefore cannot provide care for emergency situations. We are able to treat a number of medical concerns, but if your animal’s condition is very involved or requires advanced diagnostics, we may need to refer you to a partner veterinarian. We reserve the right to refuse vaccination or surgery if an animal has severe health issues found on examination that make surgery or vaccination unsafe, if your animal’s behavior makes handling by staff dangerous, or if your dog’s weight exceeds 75 pounds. If you have multiple pets coming in, we may not be able to provide services for all of them on the same day.

Questions about the CPC? Please give us a call at 802-923-9028 or email

To view the CPC's online pharmacy, please click here

The CPC is one of our Surrender Prevention Programs, which help keep animals in their homes with the people who love them whenever possible. Click here to learn more about other programs & services and visit our Resources page for information on a variety of pet care topics.