Veterinary Care

Our veterinary services staff provides the highest quality of care to our resident animals and those in our foster program.  We offer a rescue clinic to help other organizations get their animals ready for adoption.  We do not provide services for owned animals with the exception of owner-requested euthanasia.  We encourage you to establish a relationship with a veterinarian for regular wellness care as well as injury or illness.  If you are in need of low-cost spay/neuter resources, see the list at the bottom of this page.

Our Animal Support Center provides services for homeless animals and those in danger of becoming homeless.  To schedule a Help Session appointment, please call (614)777-7387 ext. 208.  For more information see Admit a Pet.

We are very thorough in examining the health of all animals served including vaccinations, health exams and testing for diseases like Feline Leukemia, FIV and heartworm.  In fact, all dogs and cats are vaccinated upon admission to ensure the health of our resident population.

Spays and neuters make up the majority of surgeries performed at the Humane Society, however we are able to provide much more for animals in need including mass removal, enucleations, amputations and more. Our facility offers two surgical suites allowing up to five procedures simultaneously.  We also have the ability to perform dental cleaning and extractions. 

We are so incredibly proud and honored to partner extensively with the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine.  Ohio State was among the first in the country to require a two-week rotation in shelter medicine and surgery for all fourth year veterinary students.  This rotation is consistently rated number one by students, as they get hands-on experience and make a meaningful impact on the well-being of animals in need.  Our chief veterinarian holds a faculty position at Ohio State and works with our staff veterinarian and professors from Ohio State to oversee the learning of 6-8 students in each rotation.

Our Veterinary Services department provides specialized care to all of the animals that reside at the shelter, but they also do much more.  Their expertise and care is a critical component to our cruelty investigations work, as our veterinarians are the key to proving that animals have been abused or neglected. 

Euthanasia Consideration

It’s so difficult to realize that your pet's quality of life has deteriorated to the point where euthanasia is necessary.  We offer this service through our Animal Support Center, and will help the animal regardless of ability to pay our fee.

Rescue Clinic

Our Rescue Clinic offers spay/neuter surgeries at low cost to partner organizations who wish to set up multi-animal appointments.  Contact our Veterinary Services Manager at (614)777-7387 ext. 207 for additional information and appointment availability.

Community Cat Initiative

Let’s create fewer strays through spays.

Much of the feline overpopulation crisis experienced in Central Ohio stems from an abundant feral cat population.  Their offspring are the kittens found in yards and parking lots that make their way into the shelter for rehoming.  The Community Cat Initiative is designed to support responsible feral cat caregivers by providing subsidized spay and neuter services for ferals involved in Trap, Neuter, and Return (TNR) programs throughout Central Ohio. 

We believe that responsible feral cat colony management is the most humane response to the estimated hundreds of thousands of feral cats living in communities throughout central Ohio. We support colony management by providing spay/neuter and vaccination services. 

Colony caregivers may inquire about quantity spay/neuter services for via our Community Cat Initiative by contacting our Veterinary Services Manager at (614)777-7387 ext. 207.

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Resources

The following list is provided as a resource and does not imply endorsement by the Capital Area Humane Society.  If you are a provider who would like to be added to this list, please email

Capital City Spay & Neuter Clinic
2752 Sawbury Blvd
Columbus 43235

Care Pet Clinic
785 E. Main St
Columbus, OH 43205

The Ohio Spay/Neuter Project by Columbus Dog Connection
2761 Johnstown Rd
Columbus, OH 43219

Pet Concern
5322 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43214

Pet Solutions of Columbus
852 E. Hudson St.
Columbus, OH 43211

Rascal Animal Hospital
5830 Britton Parkway
Dublin, OH 43016
Also operates Rascal Mobile Unit

SOS of Ohio Spay & Neuter Clinic
3121 W. Broad Street (new location!)
Columbus, OH 43204

The Spay/Neuter Clinic
3136 S. Hamilton Rd
Columbus, OH 43232

VIP Petcare Clinics, usually held on weekends at Pet Supplies Plus locations.
Visit and call location directly for current day and times.

24-Hour Emergency Veterinary Services

24-Hour Emergency Veterinary Services in Central Ohio

Speak to your regular veterinarian ASAP about where you should take your pet in the event of an emergency -- many practices have after-hours options for established clients.  Payment is usually expected at the time of service -- speak directly to the veterinary practice about their payment policies.

MedVet Columbus
300 E. Wilson Bridge Rd.
Worthington, OH 43085
(614) 846-5800

MedVet Hilliard
5230 Renner Rd
Columbus, OH 43228
(614) 870-0480

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210

The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center at Dublin
5020 Bradenton Avenue
Dublin, OH 43017


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Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Animal Support Center

Admission services by appointment only
Same-day appointments may be available
(614) 777-7387 ext. 208

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Phone (614) 777-7387 Fax (614) 777-8449
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard OH, 43026
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Adoption Hours

Monday - Friday2pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday12pm - 5pm

Animal Support Center

Admission services by appointment only
Same-day appointments may be available
(614) 777-7387 ext. 208

Phone (614) 777-7387
  Fax (614) 777-8449
3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct
Hilliard, OH 43026
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Animal Support Center

Call (614)777-7387 ext. 208 to schedule a help session appointment.
Appointments are available seven days a week and same day appointments may be available.
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