Montogmery County Animal Shelter opens wellness clinic

A dog receives treatment at Montgomery County Animal Shelter's new wellness clinic.
A dog receives treatment at Montgomery County Animal Shelter's new wellness clinic.

A dog receives treatment at Montgomery County Animal Shelter's new wellness clinic.

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter opened a new wellness clinic Nov. 9 at 8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe. Dr. Melia Washington, chief veterinarian for MCAS and head of the new clinic, said the clinic's purpose is to provide basic pet care and vaccines at a low cost. Doctors are on-site but do not preform examinations, so Washington said owners only pay for services provided.

"We do not see sick and injured animals and at this time do not provide spay/neuter but we hope to work towards doing so," Washington said in an email.

Although walk-ins are seen as time allows, Washington encouraged owners to make an appointment online at
www.mcaspets.org/wellness-center.

"We are available to any citizen, not just those in Montgomery County and we hope that through this clinic we can provide education on basic pet care, affordable vaccination and prevention options and help reduce the number of animals in our shelters," Washington said.

The shelter was awarded $30,000 as seed money for the clinic from the Montgomery County Commissioners Court on July 31. Aaron Johnson, Montgomery County Animal Shelter director, said to the commissioners he hopes the center will be self-sustaining after the first few months.


The clinic is open Wednesdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon.
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By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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