The Lake County Animal Shelter is launching a new Wellness Hour program for the public to schedule vaccines, microchipping and/or testing at the shelter. Wellness Hour appointments are offered in partnership with students in the Veterinary Assisting program at Lake Technical College and the Lake County Animal Shelter veterinary team.

Wellness Hour services include:

  • – $10/$20 Rabies Vaccine (1 or 3 years)
  • – $10 Combo Vaccine (FVRCP-cat/DA2PP-dog)
  • – $10 Bordetella Vaccine (dog)
  • – $10 HW Test (dog)
  • – $10 FIV/FeLV Test (cat)
  • – $5 Deworming
  • – $10 Microchip
  • – $7 Pet ID Tag (voluntary registration)

Wellness Hour services are available for cats and dogs. Appointments for Wellness Hour services are required and can be scheduled by visiting Wellness Hour services are not a substitute for an annual visit to a private veterinarian and only healthy pets will be seen.

The shelter is located at 12280 County Road 448 in Tavares, FL 32778. It is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 12 pm to 6 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm. The shelter is closed Wednesdays and holidays.

“This program provides a learning opportunity for our resident Lake Tech students, promotes the health of pets in our community, and aids in proactive reunification of lost pets,” said Whitney Boylston, director of the Lake County Animal Shelter.

For more information on Lake County Animal Services, visit or follow the Facebook page at

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