Community Veterinary Clinic

Low-Cost Veterinary Care

At the Humane Society of Sonoma County, we believe the best place for pets is with the families who love them. The goal of our Community Veterinary Clinic (CVC) is to provide compassionate veterinary care in a welcoming, nonjudgmental environment for low-income pet owners. We serve as a safety net in Sonoma County by providing access to quality veterinary care for animals and their families.

The CVC is open and concentrating on urgent care, surgical and dental appointments. Please call (707) 284-1198 if you need help assessing the urgency of your pet’s condition.

Please Note:

  • The CVC provides URGENT MEDICAL CARE ONLY. This includes treatment of serious medical conditions, diagnostics, surgery, dentistry, as well as quality of life consultations. We do not provide wellness services such as routine exams, vaccinations, deworming, or treatment of minor medical conditions. At this time, the CVC is unable to provide overnight care.
  • The CVC does not provide wellness services. This includes routine exams, vaccinations, deworming, or treatment of minor medical conditions. Our focus is on URGENT CARE and severe, life-threatening medical conditions.
  • To receive veterinary care for your pet at the CVC, you must agree to have your pet spayed or neutered. If you do not agree to have this done, please seek care with another veterinary clinic.

Hours, Contact Info, Scheduling

Open by appointment only for urgent care, surgical and dental appointments. We do not accept walk-in appointments. Please call (707) 284-1198 and leave a message to request an appointment

Questions: call (707) 284-1198 or email

Address: 5345 Highway 12 West, Santa Rosa, CA 95407. We are on Highway 12 heading west towards Sebastopol.

When You Arrive

Please arrive on time for your pet’s appointment. Please leave dogs in the car while you check in. Cats should be in carriers, and dogs on leash at all times while in the building. There will be a greeter at the front door of the clinic to assist you with check-in.

Only one client/family will be allowed in the lobby at a time. After you have been checked in you will be shown to the waiting area or you may wait in your car with your animal(s).

For established patients that need prescription refills, please call (707) 284-1198.

Eligibility Criteria

Low-cost veterinary services are offered to pet owners living in Sonoma County who meet the following income qualifications. Qualification prior to being seen is preferred, however at time of service will be accepted.

There are two ways to qualify:

  1. You or another person in your household is participating in one of these assistance programs: CalFresh / Food Stamps, SonomaWorks / CalWorks / TANF, WIC, Free or Reduced Lunch, AT&T Lifeline. Proof of participation will be required with your application.
  2. The combined income of all household members does not exceed the “very low income” limitation by household size below. Proof of income will be required with your application.

Combined Income Amounts

  • 1 Person: $44,050
  • 2 Persons: $50,350
  • 3 Persons: $56,650
  • 4 Persons: $62,900
  • 5 Persons: $67,950
  • 6 Persons: $73,000
  • 7 Persons: $78,000
  • 8 Persons: $83,050

External Resources

For community members experiencing hardships, please explore the following resources:

Sonoma County Resource Hub – County of Sonoma Human Services Department
Mon-Fri, 8am – 5pm
Phone: (707) 565-INFO or (707) 565-4636
English/Spanish help available

211 Information Services –
2‑1‑1 is a free telephone number providing access to local community services. 2‑1‑1 is available in multiple languages, allowing those in need to access information and obtain referrals to physical and mental health resources; housing, utility, food, and employment assistance; and suicide and crisis interventions. 2‑1‑1 also provides disaster preparedness, response, and recovery during declared emergencies.

Adult Protective Services – County of Sonoma Human Services Department, Adult and Aging Division
Adult Protective Services (APS) accepts and investigates reports of suspected abuse or neglect involving older adults age 60+ and adults with disabilities ages 18- 59.
Phone (24 hours): (707) 565-5940 | (800) 667-0404

Senior Resources – Sonoma County Aging + Disability Resource Hub
Resources for counseling, transportation, employment, care management and much more.

Reach a Crisis Counselor – Crisis Text Line
Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support. Text “HOME” to 741741

How to Support the CVC

We will grow our program as funding allows, based on evolving community need. To make a donation or sponsor the CVC, please visit our CVC Donation page, or contact Priscilla Locke, HSSC Director of Development & Marketing at, or (707) 577-1911. With your help, we will keep pets with the people who love them.

Dogwood Animal Rescue

We are deeply grateful to Dogwood Animal Rescue, their Board and Volunteers, for their generous support of our Community Veterinary Clinic and their partnership in improving access to quality veterinary care for all.