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10+ Cheap & Free Vet Clinics Near Sacramento

10+ Cheap & Free Vet Clinics Near Sacramento

Maria contacted us looking for free or cheap veterinary care for low income clients (such as veterinary vouchers and low income vet referrals) in the Sacramento area. If you’re in a similar situation in the Sacramento area, please check out our response below!

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Our friends at JustAnswer may be able to answer your veterinary questions. You won’t even need to leave the comfort of your home to find low cost vet care in the Sacramento Area!

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Our friends at JustAnswer may be able to answer your veterinary questions. You won’t even need to leave the comfort of your home!

Vet Care in the Sacramento Area

Nationwide Free and Low-Cost Veterinary Care

We have a list of nationwide organizations that provide free and low-cost veterinary care nationwide on this post.

Free and Low Cost Veterinary Care in California

Starfleet Canine Aid Foundation (SCAF)

California dogs who require medical treatment for an unforeseen illness or injury may be eligible to receive funds from SCAF. A diagnosis and good prognosis for survival are required.

Please note that SCAF will not help pay for the initial veterinary visit that provides the diagnosis. It only assists with treatment.  You will need an itemized bill from a veterinarian.

Candidates can receive assistance from SCAF every 6 months. 

Free and Low Cost Vet Care in the Sacramento Area

Acme Foundation (Lake County only)

Senior citizens and disabled owners of seriously ill cats and dogs can apply for assistance through the Acme Foundation. The funds will only be disbursed to Clearlake Veterinary Clinic, so treatment must be received there. To qualify, pets must be diagnosed as seriously ill, have a good prognosis of survival and belong to a low-income senior citizen or disabled owner.

Chester Foundation (Greater Sacramento Area)

The Chester Foundation provides funds directly to the veterinary hospital to cover the costs of emergency, life-threatening treatments. The funds cover the necessary materials and labor costs. Partner hospitals also offer discounts, helping owners even further.

To qualify, owners must be low income and reside in one of the following counties: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba. Click here for the application.

Placer SPCA

Low income Placer County pet owners can receive assistance through Placer SPCA. They offer up to $500 to help with rental pet deposits and veterinary treatment!

In order to receive help, you will need to prove that you have a history of responsible pet ownership. Funds are not available for chronic conditions, cosmetic procedures, or for animals with a history of behavior or temperament problems. A good prognosis of recovery is required and pets must be spayed/neutered at time of treatment.

Click here for details. 

VCA Hospital 

Fill out this form to receive a coupon for a free exam at a neighborhood VCA animal hospital!

Spay/Neuter & Vaccinations in the Sacramento Area

ASN Non-Profit Clinic

Contact ASN at (916) 368-7314 to schedule a low or no-cost appointment. They have locations in Sacramento and Auburn!

City of Sacramento Front Street Shelter (Sacramento CITY only)

A FREE vaccination clinic is available regularly to pets of low-income Sacramento residents. Microchips are also available for just $10 per pet (cash only).

To qualify, owners must provide proof of residency within the city of Sacramento and proof of low-income status.

Click here to find the current schedule for vaccination clinics.

They also have hold a Pet Food Bank on Wednesdays from 10am to 12pm.

SacCity Pets (Sacramento CITY only)

If you’re a low income pet owner in Sacramento City, you can have your pets spayed, neutered and/or vaccinated at a very low cost. For boundaries and financial limits, check their website.


Get free or low-cost spay/neuter surgery from SSPCA! See their low-cost fee schedule by clicking here.

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.

Bernadette Lockhart

Thursday 12th of May 2022

I live in South Sacramento and I have a 12-year-old Chihuahua / terrier with severe dental problems. I've been told that quite a few of her teeth need to be removed and I'm unable to afford it. I'm a senior, 62 years old on SSI and SSA and I just really need help for free dental care for my dog. Please help!!!


Saturday 21st of May 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!


Wednesday 24th of November 2021

Is there a free clinic in Sacramento to see my dog she is little dog got bit by a American bitbull need to see a doctor please help me


Thursday 9th of December 2021

The organizations in our list should be able to help you with this, but unfortunately Low Income Relief does not provide gifts, food or funds directly. You will need to contact the organizations in this list for assistance or chat with Lira! She should be able to help,

Selena medrano

Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Hello my name is Selena and my dog named daddies is hurt I'm not sure what it is he has not went to the bathroom in 2 days so it could be his spine I went to a vet and they said to get rays would be 312 dollars and I tried to see if I qualify for care credit or any kind of credit but I was denied I have a little money but enough to have my dog seen please if there's any where that will help me and I can do payment plans please let me know I don't want to lose my daddies.

Riley Thomson

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Selena, Here is a list of low-cost veterinary resources. If you don't see your area listed, let us know so we can add it to our research list. Or try for more resources. I hope your puppy gets better soon! -Riley

Sherrie johnson

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

I have a 6 year old dog name sarahabell who needs medical attention now,I am on medi cal with disabilities and in a wheelchair and unable to walk.i have no income and living with a friend awaiting ssi this dog is my everything,I lost my precious mother to pancreatic cancer July 10th 2016 the dog was my moms dog but now belongs to me,she is a part of my mom and I need help with emergency care for Sarah, can someone please help me, I don’t want to lose my sarahabell thank you for letting me post

Riley Thomson

Saturday 27th of July 2019

Sherrie, I am so sorry to hear about Sarahbell! I hope she is ok. Here is a list of low-cost veterinary resources. Be sure to click on the links for more details. I hope this helps. -Riley

Sherrie johnson

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

I am in desperate need of help please. I have a dog her name is sarahbell and she is sick and I am in a wheelchair due to disability issues and unable to walk,I am on medi cal and have no finances to pay for treatment and I’m so worried that I can’t find a vet to help me.

Riley Thomson

Saturday 20th of July 2019

Sherrie, I'm so sorry to hear about Sarahbell! Here is a link to our low cost veterinary resources. Be sure to click on the links within the article for more details. You could also try for more resources in your area. I hope this helps and that your pup gets better soon. -Riley