Welcome to our new way to schedule your pet’s appointment with us online! Here you can schedule your pet for a spay or neuter appointment or for an upcoming vaccine clinic appointment.
Spay/Neuter appointments are starting in August for dogs and August for cats. If you cannot find appointments on these dates, please check further out. Our clinics fill quickly and unfortunately, we are limited in the number of surgeries we can do. Dog surgery days are Mondays and Thursdays, while cat surgery days are on Tuesdays. Vaccine clinics are generally held on the first Saturday of the month, however, if that Saturday falls on a holiday, we reserve the right to change the date. Vaccine clinics are posted one month in advance
If you need to reschedule or make changes to an appointment, you will need to call us at 717-983-8878.
When you schedule your pet for either type of appointment, you will be asked for a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. The non-refundable deposit must be made at the time you schedule. No exceptions will be made. The $20 will go toward the cost of the procedure (surgery or vaccinations).
Should you need to reschedule your pet’s surgery appointment, this deposit can be used towards the new appointment as long as the procedure is rescheduled a minimum of 48 hours before originally scheduled date. A new deposit will need to be collected if you wish to reschedule under the 48 hour period, or if you cancel or miss your appointment. In these instances, you may be asked to pay in full when rescheduling. We will do our best to reschedule your pet’s procedure with the earliest appointment possible, but the wait can be several weeks to a few months long. Rescheduling the appointment must be done within three months of the originally scheduled appointment or your deposit will be forfeited.
Sorry, we are not able to carry deposits to reschedule for vaccination clinics. A new deposit will need to be collected if you need to reschedule.
Please note that you can add on additional services such as micro-chipping or additional vaccinations at the time of your actual appointment. They will be an additional charge, but do not need to be noted or decided upon at the time of scheduling.
To schedule your appointment start by filling information out below. If you have already used our system please use your already established login.
Spay & Neuter Information
Our spay and neuter services are intended to help reduce the pet overpopulation problem in our community and reduce the risks of certain companion animal diseases. We are pleased to provide these services in furthering what is widely recognized as an important goal for all animal welfare organizations. As a pet owner you can help make a difference by having your dog or cat surgically sterilized to prevent the birth of unwanted puppies and kittens. This procedure can also enhance your pet’s health and increase the quality of their life. Spaying and neutering does not just prevent unwanted litters. This procedure can reduce common behavioral problems associated with natural mating instincts such as marking territory, humping and roaming. Pets that are less likely to roam in search of a mate can reduce the risk of your dog or cat being hit by a car, getting lost, fighting and biting people or other animals. This surgery can also reduce or eliminate the risk of testicular cancer, ovarian cancer, prostatic hyperplasia (enlarging prostate), uterine infection (pyometra), mammary cancer (breast cancer) and uterine cancer.
Dog Neuter Services
Dog Spay Services
**We currently aren’t able to take appointments for dogs over 80 lbs
Vaccinations Available at Time of Surgery
Canine DHPP $20.00
Feline FVRCP $20.00
Feline Leukemia / Feline Aids Test $25.00
Home Again Microchip/Registration $26.50
Flea Treatment – $10.00
***All Prices Subject to Change Without Notice****
Scheduling an Appointment:
Our spay/neuter clinic is very popular, please note that we are often scheduling surgeries for dogs and cats several months into the future.
To schedule an appointment, your pet:
- Should be in good health
- Should not be overweight
- Dogs should be at least 4 months old
- Cats should be at least 3 months old
We ask that you provide proof that your pet’s vaccines are up-to-date. If not they will be administered the day of their procedure at the cost of $15 per vaccine, we vaccinate for rabies and distemper.
If live fleas are found on your pet they will be treated which will result in an additional charge.
When you schedule your pet’s procedure, you will be asked for a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. The non-refundable deposit must be made at the time you schedule. No exceptions will be made. The $20 will go toward the cost of surgery. Should you need to reschedule your pet’s surgery, this deposit can be used towards the new appointment as long as the appointment is rescheduled a minimum of 48 hours before original surgery date. A new deposit will need to be collected if you wish to reschedule under the 48 hour period, or if you cancel or miss your appointment. In these instances you may be asked to pay in full. We will do our best to schedule your pet’s surgery with the earliest appointment possible, but the wait can be several weeks to a few months long.
Pre-operative blood work can be performed and is recommended, although not required (unless your dog is 6 years old or older, cat is 8 years or older). The cost for this is $80.00 and will be done prior to your pet’s surgery. Pre-operative blood work may uncover an underlying condition that could cause complications during surgery.
On the day of surgery, please bring your pet to the Pet Pantry entrance (located at the front of our building) Females between 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Males between 9:30- 10:00 a.m. (Please note that our adoption room and thrift shop are closed on Mondays but we are open for surgery).
Please remember that dogs must be on a leash, and cats must be in a carrier. Please allow yourself enough time to fill out the necessary paperwork. Remember to bring proof of vaccination if your pet is current on vaccines. Your pet will be able to be picked up to go home the same day. Discharge is between 5- 6 p.m. Please allow time to go over post-surgical instructions.
Vaccine Clinic Information
A Notice from Our Vets
Thank you for making sure your pet is protected from the most serious diseases by getting him/her vaccinated. Please understand that this visit is for vaccines only and does not take the place of a regular yearly wellness exam for your beloved pet. We strongly recommended that you have your pet checked at your regular veterinarian once a year. While many people view this as an unnecessary expense, it can be something that could save your pets life! Veterinarians have the ability to find small issues on your pet during a full physical exam that can be corrected or cured early. Your Veterinarian is the best source of information and advice on how to deal with issues surrounding the health and well-being of your pet. Please make sure that, even though the basic vaccines have been given to your pet at this clinic, you make a yearly appointment with your veterinarian to have a general physical exam done. The expense of a basic yearly exam is worth it in ways many do not even think of.
The Veterinarians at The Pet Pantry of Lancaster County
Information, Services, and Price List
We will be holding a regular vaccine clinic at our main facility, 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, to offer core vaccinations at an affordable rate so that pets can be better protected against illnesses. This is NOT a replacement for a Wellness Exam with your regular veterinarian.
To participate please go to our appointment page on our website. You will be able to create an appointment and pick a time slot. Anyone without an appointment WILL NOT be seen.
When you schedule your pet for an appointment, you will be asked for a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold your appointment. The non-refundable deposit must be made at the time you schedule. No exceptions will be made. The $20 will go toward the cost of the procedure that day.
Sorry, we are not able to carry deposits to reschedule for vaccination clinics. A new deposit will need to be collected if your need to reschedule.
Please note that you can add on additional services such as microchipping or additional vaccinations at the time of your actual appointment. They will be an additional charge, but do not need to be noted or decided upon at the time of scheduling.
Please pay attention to your appointment times and be sure to be punctual. If you are bringing multiple pets, each pet MUST have their own appointment slot.
All dogs MUST be on leashes and all cats MUST be in carriers.
Vaccine Prices are as follows:
Dog Vaccinations & Services
Distemper (DHPP) – $20.00
Rabies – $20.00
Bordatella – $20.00
Lyme Vaccine – $30.00
Lepto Vaccine – $25.00
Home Again Microchip – $26.50
Bravecto – $47.00
Credelio – $18.00
Cat Vaccinations & Services
Distemper (FVRCP) – $20.00
Home Again Microchip – $26.50
Bravecto – $47.00
Catego – $12.00
Information About The Vaccines We Offer
- Pennsylvania law requires that dogs and cats must be vaccinated for rabies by 3 months of age and vaccination must be kept up to date.
- The World Health Organization indicates that elimination of the spread of rabies through canines would, at minimum, require 70% coverage along with other practices. Studies indicate that only 54% of dogs are currently vaccinated in the United States.
- In 2011 reports showed that Pennsylvania had the highest number of domestic animals contracting rabies in the United States.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control, rabies is associated with the highest case fatality rate of any infectious disease is humans. Once clinical signs of the disease develop, there is no proven effective medical treatment. Preventing this disease from spreading to humans requires the vaccination of pets that might come into contact with wildlife infected with the disease and spreading it to other pets or humans.
Feline/Cat-FVRCP (Feline Distemper, Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia)
- Feline Rhinotracheitis Virus (FRV)
- Is also known as a Herpes Virus
- Cats infected with FRV are life-long carriers and can shed the virus intermittently, especially when stressed.
- Causes severe upper respiratory disease and can cause eye disease that can lead to eye rupture and blindness
- Feline Calici Virus (FCV)
- Causes severe respiratory disease, often with painful ulcers in the mouth.
- Is resistant to many cleaners and disinfectants and can survive in the contaminated environment for several months
- Cats infected with FCV can shed the virus for months to years and can develop chronic oral and dental disease
- Feline Panleukopenia Virus (FPV)
- Also called Feline Distemper Virus, is caused by a virus similar to one that causes Parvovirus in dogs.
- Causes severe diarrhea which can lead to shock and death. Other symptoms include upper respiratory infections, seizures, and sudden death.
- Is spread through contact with infected cats and their environment
- Cats that do survive can shed the virus for several weeks. Environments contaminated with the Panleukopenia Virus remain so for up to one year.
- FPV is resistant to many cleaners and disinfectants
Canine Distemper (DA2PP) (Adenovirus Type 2, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus)
- Adenovirus Type 2
- is related to the hepatitis virus and is known as one of the causes of kennel cough.
- The virus can be easily spread through contact with infected animals in boarding kennels, dog parks, doggie daycare, rescues, and anywhere dogs interact.
- is a highly contagious respiratory illness and another known cause of kennel cough.
- Like Adenovirus Type 2, the virus can be spread anywhere dogs interact. Parainfluenza can spread rapidly through the air without direct contact.
- Causes severe vomiting and diarrhea and can quickly lead to shock and death
- Dogs that survive can shed the virus for weeks after recovery
- Parvovirus is spread by contact with contaminated feces or licking the coat of an infected dog. Sharing the environment with an infected dog can result in contamination as well.
- Parvovirus is resistent to many cleaners and disinfectants.
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