Kindest Cut wellness services

Preventative care is one of the keys to keeping your pets healthy and protecting them from common diseases.

Animal Humane Society's Kindest Cut program offers high-quality, low-cost wellness services to pet owners with limited incomes, feral cat caretakers, and nonprofit rescue organizations.

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Walk-in wellness appointments

Wellness services are offered at Melrose Animal Clinic, which is located at the Animal Humane Society shelter in Golden Valley. Walk-in appointments are welcome Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

We make every effort to care for every animal in the order of arrival. When you and your pet arrive, we will provide an approximate time your pet will be seen. The last patient is seen at 3:20 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and at 12:20 p.m. on Saturdays.

Due to the nature of veterinary medicine and the unpredictable flow of patients, please be aware that wait times can be unpredictable and that we may reach capacity for walk-ins before the designated end time. We apologize for any inconvenience or long wait you may encounter while seeking care for your pet. Thank you for your patience!

Wellness services and fees

The fee for a basic wellness exam is $20. Additional fees for vaccinations, diagnostic tests, and other services are as follows.


Rabies $14
Canine Distemper Combo $14
Feline Distemper Combo $14
Bordetella $14
Leptospirosis Combo $14
Lyme $22
FeLV Vaccine $22
Distemper Combo-Lepto $22
Diagnostic tests
4DX (dogs 6 months and older) $25
Heartworm (dogs 6 months and older) $17
Feline leukemia (cats any age) $20
FeLV/FIV combo (cats 8 weeks and older) $30
Fecal floatation $25
Ear cytology $15
Skin scraping and microscopic evaluation $20
Urinalysis $20-$30
Additional walk-in services
Flea and tick preventative Varies
Ear mite treatment Varies
Deworming medication Varies
Anal gland expression $20
Ear cleaning (minor) $10
Ear cleaning (major) $20
Nail trim $15
Microchip with registration $30

We do not have the ability to treat sick or injured animals. If your pet is lethargic, not eating, has labored breathing, is vomiting, or has a severe injury, please see your local veterinarian or consider visiting another clinic that provides affordable services.

Are you a shelter or rescue partner? Follow this link to request a wellness appointment.

For caring, compassionate advice and resources to address all your animal concerns.

Contact the Pet Helpline