Veterinary Department/Infirmary


The SPCA Veterinary Department consists of three veterinarians, fourteen veterinary technicians, and four veterinary assistants.

Standard procedures for homeless dogs, cats, and other animals entering the SPCA infirmary include:

  • Spay/neuter surgeries
  • Vaccinations
  • Flea treatments if warranted
  • Deworming
  • Other routine care unique to the individual animal
  • Extensive procedures for SPCA animals are afforded and provided through the SPCA's YELP FOR HELP Program.

In the summer of 2014, the SPCA Serving Erie County set records in vaccinating community dogs against the parvo virus AT NO COST TO THE COMMUNITY. During multiple parvo vaccine clinics, 656 dogs and puppies were vaccinated against the deadly virus! Department representatives are looking to bring the clinics back for 2015.

The SPCA infirmary is not a public veterinary clinic. We are only able to spay/neuter, examine, care for, and treat animals owned by the SPCA Serving Erie County, not animals owned by individual community members. If you think something is medically wrong with your pet, please contact your private veterinarian ASAP. For information on the low-cost spay/neuter program in Western NY, please visit Operation Pets. See other low-cost spay/neuter programs here.