VeTouch

Veterinary Treatment Outreach for Urban Community Health: A University of Minnesota Veterinary Student Club

Vetouch

VeTouch clinics are appointment-only. Due to extremely high demand, VeTouch books appointments 2 months out. Our appointment request form (available over email: [email protected]) opens the morning after our monthly clinic. When we are at capacity we do not accept any new appointment requests. 


Dates: Clinics are the first Sunday of every month (variable on holidays)

 

Our Clinic 

  • VeTouch is a volunteer-based, non-profit veterinary student club that hosts a monthly vaccine clinic for pets of Twin Cities residents receiving low/no income or experiencing houselessness. The veterinary students examine the pets under the supervision of veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
  • We provide physical exams, rabies and distemper vaccines, and flea/tick/heartworm preventatives for no cost. 
  • WE DO NOT PROVIDE SPAYS/NEUTERS.
  • Since we only have 1 clinic per month and are not a full-service veterinary clinic, we are unable to see sick pets or pets with serious veterinary conditions.
  • We are an appointment-only clinic. To schedule an appointment please email [email protected]

Our Policies

  • Maximum of 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.
  • We will not accommodate pets that are used for breeding, and will not accommodate their litters of puppies/kittens 

Qualifications

To qualify for VeTouch services, clients need to be receiving some form of public assistance. Options for qualification include: 
  • Food Stamps 
  • Currently unhoused
  • 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
  • WIC
  • A family of four making under $40,000 per year 

Location

2501 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis MN 55404

 

Upcoming Clinic Dates

June 2, 2024- FULL

July 14, 2024- Sign up form opens June 3rd at 8 am

 

 

 

Sponsors: Hill's, Banfield, MVMF, IDEXX, Purina, Shepherd