To many Rhode Islanders, the cost of quality veterinary care for their beloved pets is out of reach. Despite the efforts of state veterinarians and agencies, elderly, disabled, or low-income pet owners are often left with nowhere to turn when their pets are in need of care, and sometimes have to surrender them. The RI Veterinary Medical Association’s Companion Animal Foundation and the RI Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals have partnered together to help these underserved pet owners to create the Pets In Need Veterinary Clinic–now open in East Providence, RI.
The Pets In Need Clinic is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and full-service veterinary clinic that offers high quality medical and surgical services for pets of eligible elderly, disabled, and low-income pet owners at discounted prices.
The Pets In Need Clinic has a wonderful permanent staff including a dedicated veterinarian, vet technicians, and a receptionist who have years of experience in the animal welfare realm. The clinic is also be staffed by over 30 volunteer veterinarians and veterinary technicians throughout the state.
The Pets In Need Clinic offers the same services as most primary care veterinary clinics, such as wellness care including vaccines, heartworm testing, deworming, and flea/tick preventatives as well as radiography, dentistry, and surgery. This is not a free clinic; eligibility will be explained by the clinic staff when calling to make an appointment, although emergency and life-threatening cases will be treated regardless of eligibility. Payment is necessary at the time of services in order to be able to continue to help others in need.
To make an appointment, please call 401.270.3832 or visit our contact page.