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Community Veterinary Care

*Please note that is program is currently on hold and we will not be accepting patients at this time*

Hawaii Island Humane Society is pleased to offer free and low-cost veterinary care services for pet parents in need, thanks to the generosity of the John R. Peterson Foundation. In line with our mission of enhancing the bond between humans and animals, we are here to help provide you with basic veterinary care for your pet. Our goal is to help keep pets healthy and in loving homes like yours.

HIHS strives to make veterinary care accessible and affordable for pet parents on the island of Hawaii. Our medical team works to help decrease the cost of care for pets for those who are not able to afford the cost of seeing a private practice veterinarian. In order to reach those in need, we respectfully request that you do not utilize our services if you are able to afford veterinary care for your pet. 

What Community Veterinary Services are provided for pets?

Free Services:

  • Veterinary examination to determine the basic care needs for your pet
  • Vaccinations, deworming, and flea and tick treatment
  • Diagnostic testing: heartworm, FIV/FeLV
  • Counseling if you are having difficulty keeping your pet due to medical concerns
  • Food from our Community Pet Pantry
  • Basic lab work may be recommended and provided based on the findings during your pet's exam, at the discretion of our veterinarian

Low-Cost Services:

  • Microchipping
  • Heartworm Preventative
  • Flea/Tick Preventative
  • End of life counseling and euthanasia

What pets are not eligible for Community Veterinary Services?

  • This service is for owned pets only. We are unable to examine or treat unowned, stray, community, or feral animals.
  • This service is limited to cats and dogs only.
  • If your pet may be aggressive toward people or other animals, or if he or she is difficult to examine, we will not be able to provide services. All cats will be required to come in a SECURE CARRIER and all dogs must be on a leash.
  • We cannot treat acutely or urgently ill or injured pets, including those with vomiting, diarrhea, or broken bones.
  • This is not an emergency clinic.
  • Our Community Vet Clinic is not meant to replace your pet's regular veterinarian.
  • Our Community Vet Clinic veterinarians are not intended to become your pet's regular veterinarian.
  • Please do not bring your pet to our Community Veterinary Clinic if your pet is vomiting or has diarrhea.
  • Veterinary care provided is at the discretion of our veterinarian.

What pet do parents qualify for using the Community Veterinary Clinic services?

  • Those facing financial hardships
  • Kupuna
  • Those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic due to loss of income
  • Those who cannot otherwise afford basic, routine care for their pet

Please do not sign up to use our services if you can afford the cost of bringing your pet to the veterinarian.