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Low Cost Pet Vaccination & Microchip Clinics in Sevierville

Low Cost Pet Vaccination & Microchip Clinics in Sevierville

Local pet owners can take advantage of low cost pet vaccination, microchipping and other pet health services in Sevierville. Veterinarians from PawsPlus will hold mobile pet clinics at the following locations in November and December:

 

PetSense in Sevierville

699 Parkway Rd., Sevierville, TN • 865-908-4800

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. on the following dates:

Nov. 2, 2014

Nov. 16, 2014

Nov. 30, 2014

Dec. 14, 2014

 

Tractor Supply

330 W. Main St., Sevierville, TN • 865-453-0777

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. on the following dates:

Nov. 23, 2014

Dec. 21, 2014

 

PawsPlus vet clinics offer individual vaccinations such as rabies vaccination, as well as vaccination packages for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. They also offer low cost pet microchip ID, deworming and testing for heartworm and FeLv/FIV (cats). See a complete list of pet health services offered and prices here.

Microchipping is a great way to ensure a pet has permanent identification. Each pet microchip costs only $15 at the PawsPlus low-cost pet clinics in Sevierville and includes lifetime registration.

After a vet inserts a microchip the size of a grain of rice under a pet’s skin, hand-held scanners used by shelter organizations and veterinarians can read the microchip if a pet is found and scanned. The scanner will read the microchip’s number and the shelter or vet can locate the registered owner’s contact information, making the reunion of the lost pet and its owner possible.

The success of a microchip relies on a veterinarian or shelter scanning the pet and retrieving owner information. For this reason it is important to keep your pet’s microchip registration information current if you move or change your phone number. Still, a microchip should be used in combination with a collar and pet ID tag. A pet ID tag is still the easiest way for a Good Samaritan who finds a lost pet to contact the owner.

Dates and times subject to change. Check the PawsPlus Clinic Schedule.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.