Let’s be real: the last few years have been h*ckin’ ruff. But one of the bright sides has been the trend of getting pandemic puppies, thus growing our elite ranks of dog lovers. Having a fur baby can be expensive though. What with the food, grooming, and vet bills, and spoiling them with treatos and toys, and going on adventures. Everypuppy needs a lending paw once in a while, so we sniffed out 5 low-cost vets in Denver.
Deets are subject to change, so call ahead or check websites. Also, keep in mind vet clinics have been inundated and short-staffed, so be prepared to wait. And FFS (for fluff’s sake) be kind and patient with vet staff.
1. MaxFund Wellness Center
The good hoomans at MaxFund offer low-cost, non-emergency veterinary care by appointment. The facility’s appointments are first come, first served, so urgent needs will be referred to another facility. It’s a win-win, because the cost of your clinic visit helps offset the cost of MaxFund’s no-kill animal shelter. Major bonus points—they’re also open on Saturdays and accept CareCredit.
2. Broadview Animal Clinic
Located in Southeast Denver, Broadview Animal Clinic has been providing Denver’s furry frens quality, low-cost care for 60+ years. Currently, both appointments and walk-ins are available. Because of high demand, wait times can vary from 1 to 6 hours, so call ‘em in advance to get the scoop. Make sure you pack snaccs and toys for doggo because waiting can drive us all puppin’ mutts, right? Pssst, they partner with Scratchpay and CareCredit to offer affordable payment plans for pet pawrents in need.
3. Downtown Animal Care Center
Downtown Animal Care Center offers low-cost, full-service medical, surgical, and dental care. They also provide affordable vaccinations, spays, and neuters by appointment. Every Sunday, they offer walk-in clinics from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. where doggos can receive vaccinations, heartworm testing and prevention, nail trims, and microchipping.
4. Planned Pethood International
Located in Wheat Ridge, Planned Pethood International offers some of the most affordable rates in the metro area for comprehensive, quality care and surgical services. We also think it’s pretty fetch that they offer low-cost spay and neuter clinics throughout the world, aiming to reduce pet overpopulation. Planned Pethood also offers a low-cost vaccination clinic every Saturday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m., so pup can get her shots without the cost of a full exam. Scratchpay and CareCredit are both available as payment options.
5. Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital
Committed to providing a safety net for beloved pets and their peeps, Dumb Friends League Veterinary Hospital provides income-based services for sick and injured pets on a first-come, first-served basis. Your pooch might not be a morning person, but we puppamend getting there early to be safe. Admissions for drop-off appointments start at 7 a.m. They also offer mobile vaccination clinics on Saturdays from 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Do you know of any low-cost vets in Denver we missed? Please woof at us in the comments and spread the good word to help somepawdy in need!
Featured photo: Mikhail Nilov
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