The Clinic at Santa Maria Valley Humane Society

The SMVHS has sterilized more than 33,000 animals in our low cost spay and neuter clinic since 1998. Procedures for healthy cats and dogs are available by appointment Tuesday through Saturday and are performed by fully licensed and experienced veterinarians. At the time of a spay/neuter procedure, low cost vaccinations, deworming, and microchipping can also be administered for an additional fee. Because we are a clinic and not a full service veterinarian hospital there may be restrictions on certain types of animals.

To better prepare for your visit please fillout the appropriate consent form prior to visiting Santa Maria Valley Humane Society:

Spay / Neuter Clinic Consent Form

Vaccination / Microchip Clinic Consent Form

Registration Form

Spay and Neuter Clinic

SMVHS does not perform spay/neuter procedures on the following types of animals:

  • dogs or cats who are in poor health
  • animals over the age of 5
  • animals who are obese or emaciated
  • animals deemed an anesthetic risk

Please call during regular SMVHS business hours to schedule an appointment to have your cat or dog spayed or neutered. 

We also  provide spay/neuter services for feral cats. If you have feral cats on your property, or would like to assist with any Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) programs, please contact SMVHS for more information.

Spay and Neuter Pricing

Dog Neuter (Males)

Weight No Cone With Cone
2 to 10 lbs  $80 $85
11 to 40 lbs  $95   $100(S) $110(L)
41 to 75 lbs $110 $120
76 to 90 lbs $130 $140
91 lbs and over $200 $210

Dog Spay (Females)

Weight No Cone With Cone
2 to 10 lbs  $90 $95
11 to 40 lbs  $110 $115(S) $120(L)
41 to 60 lbs $120 $130
61 to 80 lbs  $135 $145
81 to 90 lbs $150 $160
91 lbs and over $240 $250

Cat Neuter (Males)

  • $45
    Must be over 2 lbs

Cat Spay (Females)

  • $60
    Must be over 2 lbs

Can't Afford to Have Your Animal Fixed?

Think again! If you need to have your pet spayed/neutered and are in financial need, please call us. On a funds-available basis, we may be able to assist with the cost of the surgery to ensure that it is affordable to you. Please call 805-349-3435 today.

Vaccine Clinic

Vaccinations are important to keeping your pet healthy and The Santa Maria Valley Humane Society offers a low-cost vaccination clinic for dogs and cats.  We take vaccine appointments, and walk in appointments, available on a first come first serve basis during the hours listed at the top of this page. Please call 805-349-3435 ext 109 to make an appointment.

Vaccination Criteria

  • The vaccination clinic is available on a first come first served basis during the hours listed at the top of this page.
  • This is a vaccination and microchip clinic only – no health exam or other services will be provided during this time.
  • All dogs over 4 months of age must be spayed or neutered and you must bring the certificate with you. We will not be able to accommodate any dog over 4 months old who does not provide proof of sterility. We will not examine the dog to “deem sterile”.
  • If the dog is not spayed/neutered we will offer to schedule the surgery. Vaccines can be done at the time of the scheduled surgery.
  • Santa Barbara County Animal Services requires all dogs within the county to be licensed. Licenses may be purchased here for $25.00/year – CREDIT CARD OR CHECKS ONLY, no cash please. Must show proof of sterility and current rabies in order to purchase the license.
  • Residents outside of Santa Barbara County should contact their county’s animal services office for license requirements.
  • Payment can be made by cash, debit or credit cards, or checks with proper ID.

Vaccination Pricing

(Taxes not included where applicable)

For Adult Dogs

  • $12.00 Rabies
  • $18.00 DHPP
  • $18.00 Bordatella

For Puppies

  • DHPP & Roundworm $23.00

For Adult Cats

  • $12.00 Rabies
  • $18.00 FVRCP
  • $20.00 FeLV 
  • $25.00 FeLV Test

For Kittens

  • FVRCP & Roundworm $23.00

Additional Treatments


  • Medication and Treatment
    Flea Treatment can be purchased at anytime from the SMVHS shelter. Call or come by for pricing information.

Worms are not always detectable and live in the intestinal tract. Most commonly caused by fleas, tapeworms cannot be treated with over-the-counter medication. To prevent further worms of any type, you must use an effective flea control on your animal.

  • Droncit $15 and up
    The cost of treatment and Medication for Tape Worms depends on weight of the animal
  • Pyrantel $5 and up
    The cost of treatment and Medication for Round Worms depends on weight of the animal


It is estimated that over one million pets wind up in animal shelters every year and are euthanized because they are never reunited with their owners. This sobering statistic can be reversed if more pet owners were able to microchip their pets. In an effort to continue its mission to remove barriers to responsible pet ownership, the Santa Maria Valley Humane Society offers low-cost microchipping during our vaccine clinic (hours listed above). Both cats and dogs are welcome.

Microchip Pricing

  • $20 per microchip, per animal.
    This fee includes one year registration of the microchip with the owners’ contact information.