Our Clinic

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About the Clinic

  • **Update Regarding Clinics: Due to COVID-19, we are holding our clinics outside as long as weather permits. Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of CoVID or if you have been exposed! Please contact us at vetouch@umn.edu if you have any questions. 
  • NEW IN 2020: we are now paper-free! We switched to an online computer system. Please bear with us as we work through some technological difficulties that will eventually make our clinics even more efficient down the road. We are confident that we will be able to serve even more pets in just a few months!
  • VeTouch Clinics are held on the first Sunday of every month.
  • Doors open at 2pm and clients will be checked in on a first come- first served basis.
  • While check-in does not start until 2pm, it is not unusual for clients to arrive early to guarantee a spot at our clinic. Please be aware that arriving at 2pm does not guarantee your pet will be seen.
  • Check in will end at 2:20pm or when we reach our maximum capacity, whichever comes first.
  • We provide care for dogs and cats. 
  • All care is free.
  • No appointment required. 
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To qualify for VeTouch services, clients need to be receiving some form of public assistance. You do not need to bring proof of qualification. Options for qualification include, but are not limited to: 
  • Food Stamps 
  • Free or Reduced Lunch Program
  • HUD Section 8 Housing
  • Major V. A. Disability
  • Medicaid
  • Medical Assistance
  • Minnesota Care
  • SSD
  • SSI
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Unemployment
  • WIC
  • A family of four making under $40,000 per year 

Individuals with Disabilities

If you have a disability that prevents you from being able to wait in line to attend our clinic please email vetouch@umn.edu or call us at 612-284-7293 to find a solution. 


VeTouch focuses on providing wellness care to dogs and cats. Services we commonly perform include vaccination, heartworm tests, annual physical examinations, and uncomplicated disease management. For more information, see our services page

Our Policies

  • NEW IN 2019: Maximum 2 pets per owner at one clinic.
  • Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. 
  • Animals older than 1 year must be spayed or neutered after their first visit to VeTouch to be seen a second time.
  • Litters of puppies or kittens are limited to one time per family. Any further litters will be turned away. 

Have Questions? Contact Us

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Phone: 612-284-7293
*Phone messages are checked weekly. 

Upcoming 2021 Clinic Dates

February 7 

March 7

April 4

May 2

Our Location: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church

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