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Offering quality veterinary care to low-income pet owners and new pet owners without a regular veterinary relationship.


The PAWS Cares Community Veterinary Clinic offers services throughout the week by appointment. Request an appointment --> (CLICK HERE)

The PAWS Cares Community Veterinary Clinic offers exams, core vaccines, flea and tick medication, heartworm testing and prevention, Lyme testing and prevention, spay and neuter services, basic laboratory testing and non-emergency illnesses to low-income pet owners.


 We can handle both routine wellness visits and non-emergency pet needs.


To receive PAWS Cares Community Veterinary Clinic reduced rates you must receive at least one of the following: (Please bring a copy to your appt.)


  • Food support (SNAP, EBT)

  • Medicaid

  • MaineCare

  • VA disability

  • WIC

  • Section 8 housing

  • Are a full-time student

  • Currently unemployed and receiving unemployment benefits

If you are not receiving any assistance, you can still receive care at PAWS.  

To be eligible you will need to fall into one of the following categories:

  • Be a client of one of our social service partner organizations and referred by the organization 

  • Be the owner of a PAWS adopted cat or dog

  • Have a new kitten or puppy with no established vet history

  • Have a sick pet with no established vet history


We accept credit card, debit card (Care Credit, Scratch Pay – coming soon) and cash payments. We are unable to accept EBT/MaineCare cards or personal checks.

** Please note that we do not offer emergency services, advanced procedures, or imaging services (this includes X-rays, ultrasounds or any other imaging of any kind)  but we will do what we can to help you find care for theses services. **

If you’re not sure if we can help your pet, please do call–we’re happy to answer questions and direct you appropriately to find the care you need.

Supplies available for clinic clients

  • Preventatives (flea/tick/heartworm)

  • Prescription Food, if prescribed by our veterinary team

  • Medications, if prescribed by our veterinary team

  • Martingale Collars, easy walk harnesses, wrappie leashes, e-collars

Our medical team are experienced at offering compassionate and comprehensive care to you and your pet.


Please note, we are not a replacement for a full-service veterinarian as our services are limited.    


  • If you have a regular veterinarian, we encourage you to keep that relationship with them.

  • We are here to help bridge the gap in veterinary care for community pets in need of our services.  

  • We are collaborating with our local veterinarians to help patients and owners who are in need of treatment and will provide referrals as needed. 


  • Wellness, preventative, and non-emergency veterinary care

  • Follow up exams for pets adopted from PAWS

  • Veterinary care for those without a regular veterinarian

  • Senior Wellness exams

  • Puppy and kitten visits

  • Nutritional guidance

  • Feline & canine spaying and neutering

  • Dental exams with possible treatment or referral to local veterinarian if warranted.

  • Pre-surgical exams for canine surgeries with appointment to follow for spaying and neutering if pet qualifies for surgery here.

  • Pocket pet exams including rabbits, guinea pigs and rats.

Other exams including but not limited to:

  • Ear infections/irritation

  • Eye redness/discomfort

  • Skin rash/infection

  • Minor wounds/abscesses

  • Urinary issues

  • Minor injuries

  • Mild gastrointestinal issues

**  We cannot do any imaging (x-rays) **

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Click HERE for a list of local veterinary providers, including emergency and specialty care

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If you believe your pet is experiencing a medical emergency, please contact a local emergency veterinary hospital.

We are unable to give any medical advice or opinions without seeing your pet.


Spay / Neuter 

Vouchers accepted from

Pope Humane, Waldo County Humane Society, Waldo County Pet Food Pantry, and

the Cleo Fund

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