Pets in the city of Austin and Travis County can receive free vaccinations and microchips at a drive-thru clinic Jan. 6.

The gist

The Austin Animal Center and Emancipet, a provider of veterinary care, are partnering to host the drive-thru clinic from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle.

The specifics

Microchips are small electronic chips inserted under the skin of a dog or cat and provide a permanent form of identification for the pet. Microchipped pets are more likely to be returned to their families if lost, according to Emancipet.

To receive vaccinations, pets must already be microchipped or be microchipped at the event.

The first 500 pets are guaranteed service but must be on a leash or in a carrier.

Also of note

The Austin Animal Center, a city-owned animal center, has hosted similar drive-thru clinics before to offer preventive care to pets. In March, the first off-site clinic was held.
  • Jan. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Free
  • Del Valle High School, 5201 Ross Road, Del Valle