Free Vet Care Vouchers When You Adopt from L.A. Animal Services


Spring is kitten and puppy season, so it’s a popular time to adopt a new pet.  But did you know that when you adopt a pet from any of the six LA Animal Services shelters in the City of Los Angeles, the Southern California Veterinarian Medical Association (SCVMA) provides a voucher for free veterinary care?  For one week after the adoption date, you can take your new pet to a local participating SCVMA member veterinarian for a free exam.

In addition, the SCVMA has also started a 1-800 call center to assist people outside of normal business hours to find a veterinarian and schedule the free examination.

“These vouchers give adopters a way to meet the veterinarian and ask questions during the wellness exam to see if that veterinarian is right for your new family member,” said Brenda Barnette, general manager of LA Animal Services.

All pets adopted from LA Animal Services are vaccinated, microchipped and spay/neutered before they go home.

For more information on pet adoption with Los Angeles Animal Services, or the vet care vouchers, visit or call 888-452-7381.

For more information on SCVMA, visit

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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