Healthcare & Emergency Animal Rescue Team
a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
"On the Road Saving Lives"
We welcome your questions! Please feel free to ask any questions you have concerning the health and welfare of your pet or any other animal-related question, including questions regarding animal behavior or socialization issues. We are happy to provide information and education which can assist in promoting long, healthy, and happy relationships between pets and their guardians.
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RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
and must be finalized (including payment) no later than 72 hours prior to the clinic date.
CLINIC LOCATIONS, DATES & TIMES ARE POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE "CALENDAR".
You must arrive within the times posted on our CALENDAR
for the particular clinic you will be attending.
Pets are seen in the order of arrival.
TO SCHEDULE A RESERVATION, please follow the steps at the bottom of this page.
* Exams are provided only for pets receiving vaccinations.
* Flea & Tick Control Medication is sold only to those whose pets are receiving vaccinations.
* Due to time constraints, nail trims are offered on a limited basis.
ANYONE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER is welcome to attend any of our mobile vaccine clinics, regardless of where you live. You do not need to be a resident of any particular city or county to attend our clinics. For everyone's safety and to achieve the most time efficient manner in the operation of our clinics, RESERVATIONS ARE NECESSARY and must be scheduled no later than ONE week prior to the clinic you wish to attend.
WE CANNOT VACCINATE PETS WHICH:
✓ May have shown any sign of illness in the past 2 weeks;
✓ May be pregnant;
✓ Are nursing puppies/kittens that are less than 4 weeks old;
✓ Have ever had an adverse reaction to a vaccine (other than mild soreness or mild lethargy).
If your pet has ever experienced an adverse reaction to a vaccine (other than mild lethargy or soreness), please take it to a regular veterinary hospital for its vaccinations, and only allow one vaccine to be administered at a time, waiting at least 4 weeks before administering any other vaccine. It is important that your pet be pre-medicated and possibly medicated again post-vaccination to reduce the risk of vaccine reaction. It is also important that your poet be observed and closely monitored for at least several hours after receiving a vaccination. In the event your pet has experienced a severe reaction to a Rabies vaccine (such as anaphylactic shock), speak with your regular veterinarian to discuss the option of applying for an Annual Rabies Vaccination Waiver.
TO RECEIVE A 3-YEAR RABIES VACCINATION CERTIFICATE FOR YOUR PET:
Your pet must be over the age of 15 months old and have received a prior rabies vaccination at least 12 months prior to the booster it is about to receive. Rabies vaccinations must be performed by a licensed veterinarian within the United States. Proof of a prior Rabies vaccination must also be provided. Acceptable proof is a Vaccination Certificate; however, under certain circumstances and at our discretion, HEART may also accept a pet license renewal notice from a Department of Animal Services which contains the owner and pet information and expiration (due date) for the Rabies vaccination. In the event you cannot furnish proof of a prior Rabies vaccination, your pet will receive a 1-year Certificate of Vaccination.
PUPPY/KITTEN & BOOSTER PACKAGES:
Puppies & kittens should always receive an initial series of vaccinations (2 to 3 sets depending on age) approximately 4 weeks apart, then boosters in one year. Thereafter, annual vaccinations or vaccinations every 3 years are recommended, depending on the type of vaccine and other factors. Ideally, puppies should receive one of the sets of the DHPP & Bordetella vaccines between 14 to 16 weeks of age and kittens should receive one of the sets of the FVRCP and FELV between 14 to 16 weeks of age to achieve the highest immunity against disease.
Adult pets adopted from shelters or rescue organizations (or pets whose vaccine history is unknown) should receive at least one DHPP vaccination booster (for dogs) or one FVRCP & FELV (for cats) 2 to 5 weeks after their adoption.
WE OFFER ONE-STEP RESERVATION PACKAGES for this purpose which ELIMINATES THE NEED TO REPEAT THE RESERVATION PROCESS FOR YOUR PET'S UPCOMING VACCINATION NEEDS. Mark your Reservation Application accordingly to let us know that you would like the package, and no further information or forms will be required from you for the next clinic (unless there has been a change in your pet's health such as developing an allergic reaction or seizures, or if it has been diagnosed with any medical condition). Your initial one-time payment will include the services for your pet's upcoming vaccinations. You simply show up at the next month's clinic for your pet's follow-up boosters!
"DRIVE-THRU" CLINIC PROCEDURES:
✓ Clinics are held on a "drive-through" basis, and pets are seen in the order they arrive.
✓ Pet owners must remain inside of their vehicles until our staff approaches, at which time you will remove your pet from your vehicle and transfer it to our staff member by either handing your dog's leash to our handler or placing your cat's carrier on the ground for our handler to pick up. You must then wait inside your vehicle which will be parked close to our treatment area. You will be able to watch our team give your pet the loving care we're so happy to provide. Cats, however, are taken inside of our mobile unit to eliminate any possible risk of becoming loose.
✓ All pet owners are required to wear a mask covering their nose & mouth when our staff approaches their vehicle. (No mask, no service)!
✓ If your dog is not friendly to strangers or if it tends to be fearful of people, please bring a muzzle to place on your dog just before transferring it to our staff.
✓ Please make sure your dog is wearing a collar or harness which is not too loose where it could slip out of the collar/harness if it pulls away from our handler. A sturdy leash must be attached to the collar/harness. All cats must be in secured carriers designed for pet transportation. No cardboard carriers are allowed.
✓ When your pet is returned to your vehicle, you will receive a Certificate of Vaccination and/or other documents reflecting the service(s) your pet received, along with any pre-purchased flea/tick control medication.
✓ If your pet is microchipped at our clinic, do not bathe your pet for at least 2 weeks after the implant. You will be provided with a pre-paid Microchip Registration Form. It is your responsibility to complete the form and mail it (postage-free) to AVID. Always keep your contact information updated with AVID.
Thank you for understanding and complying with our new clinic protocols which have become necessary for the health, safety, and welfare of everyone concerned.
We also thank you for understanding the work and time involved in preparing for these clinics and that we have a non-refundable policy. Due to the time and cost involved with the scheduling of each appointment, we are unable to provide any refunds for cancellations or no-shows. However, if you cancel your appointment via written notification to HEART no later than 48 hours prior to your scheduled reservation, you will be entitled to receive a credit in the amount of your payment to use for the same pet and for the exact same services/products at any upcoming scheduled public low-cost clinic held by HEART within six (6) months from the date you submit your Vaccine Clinic Reservation Application.
Completion of the following steps will confirm your reservation. Unfortunately, we cannot allow anyone to attend our clinics without a confirmed reservation.
TO SCHEDULE A RESERVATION
1) Complete our Vaccine Clinic Reservation Application in its entirety by printing the form linked to the button below. Submit separate forms for each pet attending our clinic. Write the clinic location/date you wish to attend on the Application. The Reservation Application form is NOT a fillable form. You must print it to fill it out, unless you have software which converts it to a fillable form.
2) Return the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include a copy of your pet's last vaccine certificate or invoice(if applicable), and if possible, provide a spay/neuter certificate (if applicable). Proof of prior vaccines will help us determine which vaccinations are needed for your pet now and in the future and will assist us in accurately reflecting this information on your pet's Certificate of Vaccination which is prepared in advance and provided to you at the clinic.
3) After we receive your Application, we will communicate with you concerning the services you have requested and will advise you of the total amount due. It may be several days before we are able to respond to you, but please be patient and wait to hear from us. You will then be directed to make your payment online.
4) Make your payment online by clicking on the red button on our website "Home" page. Once we receive your payment, we will provide you with a reservation confirmation number.
Click on tab below to download or print form.