Rabies clinics are held for animals throughout the year. New York State requires a current rabies vaccine for every dog, cat, or ferret. These clinics are held at various locations in the county.
All dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated 1 year later, then every 3 years thereafter. Please bring proof of any previous rabies vaccination. Vaccines are administered in accordance with the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).
For the convenience of local pet owners, Washington County Public Health continues to conduct free rabies clinics that routinely are held from March through November annually. There is no charge for the vaccination, however donations are accepted.
Keep the following in mind if you attend the Rabies Clinics: *Clinic is By Appointment ONLY. *Masks are required and should be worn the entire time. *Do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. *Have pets relieve themselves before arriving to clinic. *Proof of their previous vaccination will need to be provided prior to clinic. (Tags do not count as proof of vaccination, you need the paperwork.) Note: You can still register if you don't have the paperwork, however, your vaccination will be marked as a 1 year vaccination until you send proof of the previous vaccination. Once proof of previous vaccination is produced, the vaccination will be changed to a 3 year vaccination. *Leave pets in your vehicle until it is their turn for vaccination. *All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier. *All Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year later, then every three years thereafter. *Ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated yearly thereafter.
*All Clinics are Free and open to the public. (Donations are accepted.)
Animal Bite Form All animal bites should be reported to Public Health. Click on the image below for the Form.