A WORD FROM OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
We are currently in the process of improving the San Antonio mobile program and how we provide free service to best meet the needs of the community. As we focus on moving forward with these exciting updates, the mobile clinic will be running on a limited, private basis. We thank you for your patience at this time and cannot wait to continue providing our free spay-neuter services to you in new ways!
The Houston Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic now offers identification microchipping. Microchipping is a new technology that can help you get your animal back if he or she ever gets lost. Be sure to ask about having your animal(s) microchipped when you make an appointment for spay/neuter surgery.
Click here to update contact info for your microchip registration(s).
The mobile clinic does NOT accept appointments. Please do not call or email the clinic requesting an appointment.
See details below regarding how the program operates. Thank you.
Records for previously performed spay-neuter surgery and wellness services can be accessed 24/7 through PetPortal. See our Online Records Access page to get your records now.
The SNAP San Antonio mobile clinic delivers high-quality spay and neuter services for animals in low-income neighborhoods where cost, transportation and the lack of veterinary services are obstacles to obtaining animal healthcare.
SNAP believes that all animals should receive the highest quality veterinary care possible, regardless of whether the services rendered are for free or at reduced-cost. All SNAP facilities use state of the art instruments and equipment. All spay/neuter surgeries are performed by qualified doctors of veterinary medicine, and all animals entrusted to SNAP are attended to before and after surgery by trained veterinary technicians.
Free services are available only to qualified clients. To qualify for free services, clients must bring a photo ID and proof that they participate in one of the following programs:
Free spaying and neutering is available from the SNAP mobile spay-neuter clinic to dogs and cats of qualifying households.
PLEASE NOTE: Clients are selected from a RANDOM LOTTERY. Tickets for the lottery are distributed by the SNAP advance team between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The lottery itself is held at 7:30 a.m. YOU MUST BE ON SITE BY 7:00 A.M. WHEN THE DISTRIBUTION OF LOTTERY TICKETS BEGINS. THE RESULTS OF THE LOTTERY AT 7:30 A.M. WILL DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR ANIMAL WILL BE SEEN THAT DAY AND YOUR PLACE IN LINE. We accept one animal per household per day.
Unfortunately, due to space limitations, there are often more clients and animals at each site than we are able to serve. The clinic has cages of various sizes including a limited number for large dogs. While we strive to take animals in order, cage sizes sometimes preclude strict adherence to this policy.Our goal is to serve the maximum number of animals possible on a given day.
Dogs and cats must be at least 3 months of age to qualify for spay-neuter surgery on the SNAP mobile clinic.
Upon arrival, all dogs and cats should be restrained by a leash or in a carrier. Cats may be contained in pillow cases. The mobile clinic does accept feral (wild) cats. Feral cats must be brought to the site in a humane trap.
Current rabies vaccination is required for all dogs and cats. If your animal has been vaccinated against rabies, a valid vaccination certificate must be provided. Unvaccinated animals and animals without proof of current rabies vaccinations will be vaccinated against rabies free of charge for qualifying clients. Non-qualifying clients must pay for a rabies vaccination. Other vaccinations are not required by law but are strongly recommended.
Clients who do not meet these requirements must pay applicable sterilization fees.
Payment must be made at the time of service if you do not qualify for free services. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and cash. We do not accept personal checks.
Once surgical procedures are completed and after full recovery from anesthesia, animals are discharged from the clinic the same day as surgery. You will be assigned a time to pick up your animal when you drop it off at the mobile clinic. For the safety of your animal, no overnight stays are permitted.
Should any emergencies or post-surgical questions arise, our medical team is on call for your convenience. Our San Antonio medical team may be contacted by calling 210.632.0902. NOTE: This number is for post-surgery aftercare ONLY. Please call 210.673.7722 during regular business hours for any other information.
Please consider taking your animal to the SNAP Spay-Neuter and Animal Wellness Clinic at the Ingram Square shopping center if you do not qualify for our FREE spay-neuter program. It offers the same fees charged on the mobile unit.