Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Licking County Humane Society offers Low-Cost Spay/Neuter to help prevent pet overpopulation in our community.

Our Spay/Neuter Clinics are held twice a week (on Tuesdays and Thursdays) at LCHS, 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056.

Those interested in scheduling a pet for a spay/neuter appointment MUST complete the online interest form found here :

Spay/Neuter Interest Form (click HERE)

We will contact you as soon as there is availability to schedule your pet.

Availability is based on type (dog/cat), sex, size, and the pets we currently have at the shelter, with females and larger breeds typically taking longer to find space in the schedule. Once a clinic is full, registration begins for the following clinic. We appreciate your patience.

Please note there is a $25 LCHS veterinarian exam fee per animal for all appointments in addition to the Clinic prices.

Senior pets (8+ years) will require a wellness bloodwork panel to be completed prior to scheduling surgery.

No Refunds
  • Any appointment, once made and paid for, CANNOT be changed or refunded.
    • If the owner cancels, is a “no show” or cannot catch the animal, etc, your fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.
Pre-Surgery
  • All dogs/cats MUST be up to date on rabies vaccinations. If your dog/cat is current, you must leave proof of current rabies vaccination with your pet. Tags will not be accepted. Otherwise, your dog/cat will receive the vaccine at a cost of $12.00.
  • Cats must be in sturdy carriers (no cardboard). If there are multiple cats, each must be in a separate carrier. Feral cats must be in live traps.
  • Dogs must be on leashes. No aggressive dogs will be seen.

Services will be completed at The Licking County Humane Society – 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056 (Animal Wellness door)

Dr. Tiffany Lane, DVM, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University and brings 25 years of veterinary experience to LCHS.

Dr. Lane is passionate about advancing the mission of Licking County Humane Society by helping to reduce animal homelessness and neglect in our community.

Spay/Neuter Prices

  • Veterinary Exam Fee (Required for ALL pets) $25
  • Fractious Animal Fee (extra time to handle) $24
  • Umbilical Hernia Repair $18

 

  • Cat Spay $55
  • *Heat/Obese +$15
  • *Pregnant +$15
  • *Pyo/hydro-metra +$15
  • *Found spayed post sedation +$20
  • *Found spayed post exploratory +$55

 

  • Cat Neuter $40
  • *Found neutered post exploratory $55
  • *Cryptorchid without abdominal approach +$15
  • *Cryptorchid with abdominal approach +$45

 

Cat Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12
  • FVRCP $12

Other

  • Microchip $15
  • Toe Nail Trim $complimentary

Dog Spay

  • Up to 20 lbs $65
  • 20.1 to 40 lbs $70
  • 40.1 to 60 lbs $75
  • 60.1 to 80 lbs $85
  • 80.1 to 90 lbs $95
  • 90.1 to 100 lbs $105
  • Over 100 lbs $110 +$1/lb
  • *Heat/Obese +$25
  • *Pregnant +$50
  • *Pyometra +$75
  • *Found spayed post sedation $20
  • *Found spayed post exploratory $ of spay based on weight +$25

Dog Neuter

  • Up to 20 lbs $55
  • 20.1 to 40 lbs $60
  • 40.1 to 60 lbs $65
  • 60.1 to 80 lbs $75
  • 80.1 to 90 lbs $85
  • 90.1 to 100 lbs $95
  • Over 100 lbs $100 +$1/lb
  • *Found neutered post exploratory $ of neuter based on weight +$25
  • *Cryptorchid without abdominal approach $ of neuter based on weight +$25
  • *Cryptorchid with abdominal approach $ of neuter based on weight +$50

Dog Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12
  • DA2PP $12
  • DA2PP+L $15
  • Bordatella $12

** Some fees may vary depending on difficulty of restraint, age, and weight

Low Cost Wellness Clinic

Thank you for visiting the Licking County Humane Society Low-Cost Wellness Clinic page. LCHS offers these clinics to help protect the animals in Licking County and minimize the spread of contagious diseases.

Our Low-Cost Wellness Clinics are held two to three days every month (on Saturdays) at LCHS, 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056.

To be seen by our veterinarian, you need to make an appointment by using the website below (click on image):

Sign Up!

We will require a $25 vet visit prepay upon sign up.

We are a Humane Society that is offering a low-cost service to our community – we are not a veterinary practice.

We are unable (unequipped) to see sick or injured pets. If your animal is injured or ill, you will need to contact your regular veterinarian or an emergency veterinary hospital and have your pet seen by them.

If your pet only needs prevention (heartworm, flea/tick), and you and your pet have previously been seen through our clinic, you may come in as a ‘walk-in’ during the scheduled hours of any clinic.

In order for your pet to receive vaccinations at the clinic, they must be healthy and at least 8 weeks (2 months) of age. 

We also ask that no more than 1 animal be brought per person and that all owners please wear a mask. 

Please do not bring dogs with bark collars; other dog’s barking can trigger a response from your dog’s collar.

Although we are not a full-service veterinary practice, we do offer some basic care such as pet exams, screenings for heartworm and tick-borne diseases, feline leukemia testing, core vaccinations, and preventative products.

Please bring any previous vaccine records for your pet to the clinic. This will help us to provide your pet with what they need.

All dogs must be on slip-proof leashes and collars and all cats must be in carriers. Each animal will receive a physical exam ($25) prior to any administration of any vaccine to ensure they are healthy enough to be vaccinated.

In order for us to serve you in as timely a manner as possible, please fill out the Registration Form below and have it ready to present to our staff when you arrive. 

You will NOT be able to pay online, so please bring payment with you on the day of your clinic. We can accept cash, check, and credit.

If you have any questions, please call us at (740) 323-2100 or send an email to info@lchspets.org

Dr. Jenny Pfendner, DVM, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and has been passionate about animal rescue and shelter work her entire career.

Dr. Jenny looks forward to working with Licking County Humane Society to give all the animals in their care a safe haven until they find their forever homes.  She is also excited to work promoting pet wellness to the community at large!

At home, Dr. Jenny resides with her husband and all their rescues: 2 dogs, 5 cats, a snake, and fish.

2020-2021 Clinic Dates

DateDayTimeDateDayTime
11/17/2020Tuesday12:00-6:00 PM6/19/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
12/1/2020Tuesday12:00-6:00 PM6/26/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
12/15/2020Tuesday12:00-6:00 PM7/10/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
1/9/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM7/17/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
1/23/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM7/24/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
2/6/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM8/7/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
2/20/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM8/21/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
3/6/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM8/28/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
3/20/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM9/11/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
4/10/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM9/25/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
4/17/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM10/2/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
4/24/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM10/16/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
5/8/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM11/6/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
5/15/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM11/20/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
5/22/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM12/4/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM
6/12/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM12/18/2021Saturday9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Low Cost Dental Cleaning Clinic

Licking County Humane Society offers Low-Cost Dental Cleaning Clinics to help prevent painful mouths and to extend longevity to our community’s pets!

Our Dental Clinics are held once a week (on Fridays) at LCHS, 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056.

Those interested in scheduling a pet for a dental cleaning appointment MUST complete the online interest form found here :

Dental Cleaning Interest Form (click HERE)

We will contact you as soon as there is availability to schedule your pet. There is a lot of interest in these clinics, so it may be some time until you hear back from us to schedule. 

Availability is based on type (dog/cat), size, and the pets we currently have at the shelter, with larger breeds typically taking longer to find space in the schedule. Once a clinic is full, registration begins for the following clinic. We appreciate your patience.

Please note there is a $25 LCHS veterinarian exam fee per animal for all appointments in addition to the Clinic prices.

Senior pets (8+ years) will require a wellness bloodwork panel to be completed prior to surgery.

No Refunds

  • Any appointment, once made and paid for, CANNOT be changed or refunded.
    • If the owner cancels, is a “no show” or cannot catch the animal, etc, your fees WILL NOT BE REFUNDED.

Pre-Surgery

  • All dogs/cats MUST be up to date on rabies vaccinations. If your dog/cat is current, you must leave proof of current rabies vaccination with your pet. Tags will not be accepted. Otherwise, your dog/cat will receive the vaccine at a cost of $12.00.

  • Cats must be in sturdy carriers (no cardboard). If there are multiple cats, each must be in a separate carrier.

  • Dogs must be on leashes. No aggressive dogs will be seen.

Services will be completed at The Licking County Humane Society – 825 Thornwood Dr. Heath, OH 43056 (Animal Wellness door)

Dr. Jenny Pfendner, DVM, received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 and has been passionate about animal rescue and shelter work her entire career.

Dr. Jenny looks forward to working with Licking County Humane Society to give all the animals in their care a safe haven until they find their forever homes.  She is also excited to work promoting pet wellness to the community at large!

At home, Dr. Jenny resides with her husband and all their rescues: 2 dogs, 5 cats, a snake, and fish.

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Cleaning:

How do I know if my dog needs a dental cleaning?

  • Ideally, dogs should receive yearly dental cleanings (just as we receive dental cleaning every 6 months!). This helps prevent any dental pain or extractions being needed. However, dogs with malodorous/foul breath and dogs with heavy dental tartar are most in need of dental cleanings.  See chart below to help evaluate the degree of dental disease your dog has:

  • Dogs with dental disease of grade 3 and above are likely to require extractions

Can dog and cat dentals be done without anesthesia?

  • Absolutely not. A full dental cleaning involves scaling the teeth, checking gingival pocket depth, extracting any teeth too diseased to be saved and then polishing the remaining teeth. Unlike humans, we cannot explain to our dogs and cats to sit still while scary and potentially painful procedures are done in their mouths. The only safe and humane way to do a dental cleaning on animals is with general anesthesia.

What if I don’t want any of my pet’s teeth extracted?

  • During a cleaning, a veterinarian will determine if any teeth need removed. These teeth are diseased and painful and leaving these teeth in would be a disservice to your pet. As such, any teeth found absolutely necessary to be extracted, if able to safely do so, will be extracted.

What are dental x-rays?

  • Dental x-rays in animal medicine are the same as in human dentistry. Dental x-rays are needed to determine if there is any disease at the root of the tooth that is not apparent on the surface and also to verify that no part of a tooth is remaining after extractions. Especially in toy breed dogs with severe dental disease, pre-op dental x-rays can show if the jaw is already broken from advanced dental disease.

What are the limitations to doing a dental at LCHS?

  • Here we provide the same anesthetic medications, monitoring, and dental tools as at a full-service veterinarian. However, we do not have dental x-rays.  Therefore, there is a possibility deeper disease could be missed or that if retained tooth roots exist, we will not be aware and unable to extract them. If extractions are performed at time of dental, we will recommend following up with your primary veterinarian for further care and to verify no additional underlying disease is present.

What if there are any extractions that cannot be done on the day of the dental cleaning?

  • Sometimes, especially in cases of severe dental disease with bone loss in the jaw, extracting certain teeth can potentially cause the jaw to fracture during the procedure. If we have any concern about this during the cleaning, we will leave these teeth in place, clean the disease present, and refer you to a full-service veterinarian for extraction with pre and post op dental x-rays.

Dental Cleaning Prices

Veterinary Exam Fee (Required for ALL pets) $25

Fractious Animal Fee (extra time to handle) $24

Dental Pricing:

  • Dogs and cats 5-15 lbs $150**
  • Dogs 16-30lbs $175**
  • Dogs 31-60lbs $200**
  • Dogs 61lbs and up availability/pricing will be discussed during call to schedule

** Price includes everything for a simple dental cleaning. Price does not include additional items like bloodwork, medications to go home (if needed), and time taken for extractions (if needed).

Additional fees and services:

  • Bloodwork $75  (required for all animals 8+ years of age)
  • Pain medication $10 (only necessary in animals that require dental extractions)
  • Antibiotic injection at time of surgery $10 (only necessary for animals with severe dental disease and will be determined by the veterinarian)
  • Extractions $15 per every additional 15 minutes (only diseased and unsalvageable teeth will be extracted and will be determined by the veterinarian)
    • Not all extractions necessary may be able to be performed at the time of dental cleaning.  If more advanced dental care is necessary (beyond what we can provide), we will refer your pet to your full-service veterinarian.

Cat Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12

  • FVRCP $12

Other

  • Microchip $15

  • Toe Nail Trim $complimentary

Dog Vaccines

  • Rabies (required) $12

  • DA2PP $12

  • DA2PP+L $15

  • Bordatella $12

** Some fees may vary depending on difficulty of restraint, age, and weight

Licking County Humane Society is a non-profit organization devoted to the humane treatment of animals.