Campbell County Animal Control through a partnership with Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital will host a Drive-Through Rabies Clinic on Saturday, April 6, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.. Located in the town of Brookneal at Long’s Farm Supply (1103 Lynchburg Ave.), this collaborative effort is being offered is to provide rabies vaccination opportunities to a rural areas where citizens may experience difficulty in reaching veterinary assistance.
The rabies vaccine will be given at a cost of $5.00 each, by Suzanne G. Newcomb, DVM (cash or check made payable to Creek and Meadow Veterinary Hospital). Dogs and cats can be vaccinated. You do not have to be a resident of Campbell County to participate.
To serve as many guests as possible, lines will form in the large parking lot south of Long’s Farm Supply, and forms will be distributed to those waiting for completion. As the line progresses, the vehicle will move to the computer area, where participants will be instructed to submit their forms and pay for service, then forward on to the vaccination area, where veterinarians will administer vaccinations in the automobile.
Staff will serve everyone as quickly as possible; anyone who is in line before 10:00 a.m. will be served. Animals should remain in vehicles; cats must be in a carrier.
All dogs and cats in Campbell County are required to be vaccinated for rabies starting at four months of age. An animal’s first rabies shot is good for one (1) year. Subsequent rabies vaccinations given close to expiration date are good for three years.
If your animal has had a previous rabies vaccination, please bring the old certificate for proof. You must have proof of prior vaccination to get the three-year vaccination. It is important to save your copy of the vaccination certificate.
In order to purchase a dog license in Campbell County, you are required to present a current rabies certificate to the Campbell County Treasurer. Dog licenses are required by the end of January for the current year. On the day of the Rabies Clinic, envelopes will be available for Campbell County residents to put a check and your copy of the rabies certificate in. Animal Control will deliver the envelopes to the Treasurer for you. The Treasurer will then mail your license and your rabies certificate to you.
For more information, please contact Animal Control Officer Benny David at 434-821-4416.