DRAFT - ASPCA Miami Community Veterinary Center
Accessible, affordable veterinary care and spay/neuter are an important part of creating a healthy community for cats and dogs. That’s why the ASPCA provides subsidized, basic and preventative vet care and spay/neuter services directly to underserved communities and animals at the ASPCA Community Veterinary Center in Liberty City.
The center is located between NW 13th Ct. and NW 13th Ave., just east of African Square Park.
Tuesday - Saturday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Please review eligibility and available services below before calling.
Please note that while our wish is to be able to assist every animal possible, we are limited to the number of animals we can effectively see on a daily basis. Appointments fill quickly, and there may be limited to no availability in the time frame needed for your pet. If this is the case, we may refer you to alternative resources based on the medical need of your pet.
To support pet owners during these challenging times, the ASPCA is currently offering financial assistance for clients with proof of unemployment benefits. You may qualify for further financial assistance if you receive public assistance.
To apply, please bring one of the following documents with you: Public Housing, SSI, Disability/SSD, Medicaid, Welfare, Proof of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits, Food Stamps, WIC, Food and Nutrition Services, Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Care
Please note – we only treat cats and dogs.
- Free or low-cost spay/neuter surgery.Is my pet eligible for spay/neuter?
All animals will be examined by a veterinarian to determine if they appear healthy and can undergo surgery at the CVC. The CVC generally accepts:
- Healthy dogs and cats, no more than 7 years old
- Puppies and kittens that are 8 weeks old and weigh at least 2 lb.
- Female cats and dogs in heat
- Cryptorchid cats and dogs (at least 4 months old)
- Male animals with only one testicle in the scrotal sac
- Intact male animals with no testicles
- Pregnant cats and dogs
- Dogs/cats that are nursing a litter of puppies/kittens
Not accepted for spay/neuter surgery at the CVC:
- Any species other than cat or dog
- Unhealthy animals or those with contagious illnesses
- Animals should not be coughing or sneezing, and should not have watery eyes, runny noses, sarcoptic mange and/or ringworm
- Doberman Pinschers without proof of a normal blood work test for von Willebrand factor, a blood clotting protein
- Trapped cats
- Physical Exams
- Vaccines, Deworming, Flea control
- Skin, eye, ear and respiratory infections
- Miami-Dade Animal Services one- and three-year dog license (tag)View requirements for purchasing dog licenses from the ASPCA
The ASPCA Community Veterinary Center sells one and three-year licenses (tags) to Miami-Dade County residents:
- No appointment needed
- Must have proof of current Rabies vaccination Identification: A valid driver's license or passport
- Miami-Dade County residents that receive public assistance may be eligible for a discounted license (tag). To qualify for a discount, owners on public assistance must provide a current eligibility letter from at least one of the following: Food Stamps, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Jackson Memorial Hospital Clinic Cards, Temporary Assistance for Needed Families (TANF)
- Humane euthanasia will be available when necessary to relieve suffering and allow owners to make compassionate end-of-life decisions for their pets.
Services the CVC does not offer:
- Grooming or routine nail trims
- Pet Boarding
- X-rays, blood work or ultrasound
- Overnight hospitalization
- Emergency Medical Care: Excessive bleeding, Unresponsive pet, Difficulty breathing, Actively seizing, Fractures (hit by cars)
- If your pet requires emergency medical care, go to an emergency veterinary hospital immediately.
- To find a full-service veterinarian for medical emergencies in your area, please visit the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) website
- This veterinary center does not accept animals for surrender and does not adopt animals out.
We will be awaiting your arrival at the time of your appointment and ask that you remain in your car upon arrival and a staff member will come out to assist. All clients must wear a mask while interacting staff. If you have recently traveled to a high-risk state or country, had any exposure to symptomatic or confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, are confirmed positive themselves, or are feeling ill, please reschedule your appointment or have another caregiver/family member bring your pet in for their appointment.