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14 Free & Low Cost Veterinary Care in Montana

14 Free & Low Cost Veterinary Care in Montana

There are many free and low cost pet clinics in Montana! If you need help with spay and neuter services, veterinary care, vaccinations or even pet food, we’ve found help for you.

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We understand that a routine visit to the vet can be stressful and costly for owners. The resources included provide pet owners access to services like veterinary care grants, low cost pet clinics, free spay/neuter services, and possible discounts. There are also options for free pet food, vaccine clinics and more!

Free Veterinary Care Grants

Unexpected veterinary expenses can quickly add up, causing financial strain for many pet owners. Fortunately, several organizations offer grants specifically designed to help cover the cost of veterinary care for animals in need.

Some of these organizations cover emergency vet expenses, while others cover more routine veterinary services. You can find the full list of pet care grants we’ve found in our nationwide pet care resource roundup

Free & Low Cost Vet Care Clinics

Accessing quality veterinary care for your pet doesn’t have to mean emptying your wallet. Throughout Montana, a network of dedicated clinics offers free or low-cost services, making essential pet care accessible to all. These clinics provide a range of preventative care, vaccinations, spay/neuter surgeries, and even some diagnostic and treatment options for those with limited financial means.

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Beartooth Humane Alliance (Red Lodge)

The Beartooth Humane Alliance works to help the communities of Carbon County and Stillwater County by helping companion pets in need and promoting responsible pet ownership through education. The center focuses on finding solutions to the animal overpopulation as an animal welfare resource center for the community. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Low income pet owners who live in Carbon or Stillwater Counties may be able to get a free spay and neuter voucher from this organization if they meet income limits.

HOW TO GET HELP: Applications are available on thier website.

Bitter Root Humane Association (Hamilton)

The Bitter Root Humane Association (BRHA) is made up of a group of local animal lovers, advocates, owners, and volunteers. The association encourages spay and neuter services in an attempt to reduce the overpopulation of unwanted pets as well as promoting longer and healthy lives for all pets.

The community has access to Spay and Neuter Services through grants and special programs, the association may be able to assist with procedure costs with participating veterinarians. Contact BRHA directly to receive current information.

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Anyone.

HOW TO GET HELP: You can contact BRHA directly at (406) 363-5311 or email them at [email protected]

Rimrock Humane Society (Roundup)

The Rimrock Humane Society (RHS) is a local, private, non profit organization supported by community donations as a full service veterinary care center. RHS offers a Community Spay and Neuter Program, known as CSNIP, based on the support of donors and grants from various funds. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Those currently facing financial hardship. 

HOW TO GET HELP: They can be contacted at (406) 323-3687 or visit their website for more information.

Animal Clinic of Billings (Billings)

The Animal Clinic of Billings is a small veterinary hospital open 7 days a week in order to provide active care to pets.  The hospital offers discounted spay and neuter services for both dogs and cats. Those interested should contact the hospital directly to receive more information and to set up an appointment.

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Pet owners seeking rehabilitation treatment for their canine should also contact the hospital directly to set up an appointment and will receive a 20% discount on services.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Everyone. 

HOW TO GET HELP: Schedule an appointment with the clinic.

A Home Vet (Billings)

A Home Vet is provides experienced veterinary care with both large and small breed animals with a wealth of knowledge and care. The clinic offers the community Affordable Pet Vaccine Clinics on the second Saturday of every month. The event takes place at the downtown Shiptons location from 10 a.m. to 12 1 p.m. and on following Wednesdays from 5-7pm.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: Anyone. 

HOW TO GET HELP: You can head to A Home Vet website for more information on their services.

Montana Veterinary Hospital and Boarding (Bozeman, MT)

The Montana Veterinary Hospital and Boarding proudly serves the pet owners of Bozeman for everything pet related. The veterinary team is dedicated to keeping your pet healthy and wants to help low income pet owners afford proper care with necessary resources.

The hospital offers a payment plan that allows pets to receive service as long as the pet owner is able to make a required payment equal to ⅓ of the total bill cost. The remaining balance is then spread out as deemed possible.

Humane Society of Western Montana (Missoula, MT)

The Humane Society of Western Montana is dedicated to saving every animal every time by being a community resource for companion animals and pet owners alike. This location offers walk in microchipping options at a low rate of $20 per pet.

Flathead Animal Clinic (Kalispell, MT)

The Flathead Animal Clinic is a small animal veterinary center that has served the community for many years by providing the best possible care for pets of all ages. The clinic offers a FREE initial exam opportunity for new pet owners. Those interested will need to present an adoption certificate within the designated time frame required by the clinic. More information can be found by contacting the center directly here.

Other Pet Care Resources in Montana

These are some locations and resources that are available to pet owners seeking assistance with affording pet food and supply costs. These programs are helpful to those experiencing financial strain.

Beartooth Humane Alliance (Red Lodge)

The Beartooth Humane Alliance provides a Hay Bank. This program provides free hay to eligible horse owners for up to 30 days. They also donate pet food to local food banks.

Bitter Root Humane Association (Hamilton)

The BRHA offers a Community Pet Food Bank that was established to assist community members with the cost of care for pets. The pet food bank is made available to owners during normal business hours in the lobby of the association. 

Rimrock Humane Society (Roundup)

The Rimrock Humane Society’s outreach program offers a Pet Food Pantry and a Hay Bank to owners who may need assistance due to disaster or other critical matters. Those interested should contact RHS directly for more information.

AniMeals (Missoula)

The AniMeals is a no kill adoption center and food bank dedicated to rescuing, feeding, and healing animals within the community. 

The center provides an Animal Food Bank to assist with the supplemental food needs for homeless animals, homebound and disabled pet owners, as well as caregivers for feral cats and stray dogs. Food distribution is available on Fridays ONLY from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. for all.

Relief Recap

Your furry friends shouldn’t have to suffer because the economy is bad. Neither should you have to choose between your necessities and those of your pet. Take advantage of these affordable vet care resources today.

Eloise Whitewolf

Monday 24th of April 2023

My pet needs medical attention and I can’t afford it.

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Hi Eloise. It may be worth calling 211 or your local Humane Society to see if there are any programs in your area that can help with the cost of your pet's medication. - Cat

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

Hi Eloise. If the resources above have not been helpful, it may be worth calling 211 or your local Humane Society to see if there are any additional options that you may be eligible for. - Cat

Cathleen R.

Sunday 17th of October 2021

The Bitterroot Humane Association in Hamilton, MT, Animeals in Missoula, MT, and the Humane Society of Western MT in Missoula offer low cost vet services for low-income pet owners, through grants, etc.