Animal Samaritans Opens New Veterinary Clinic in Indio

On Monday, August 24th, Animal Samaritans opened the doors to their new East Valley Veterinary Clinic in Indio. The clinic is located at 42150 B Jackson Street, just north of the 10 freeway near The Home Depot in the North Indio Town Center Shopping Plaza.

“We are extremely happy to be able to provide affordable veterinary services in a convenient location for our East Valley Pet owners,” said Animal Samaritans’ CEO Fred Saunders. “We look forward to serving pets and meeting their owners.”

Animal Samaritans’ full-service, state-of-the-art veterinary clinic at the Animal Campus in Thousand Palms sees an average of 100 pet owners each business day during the seasonal months of October through May. Last year their doctors and veterinary staff provided medical exams and care to 50,756 dogs and cats. They performed 8,599 pet exams, 6,985 spay & neuter surgeries, and they administered 36,136 pet vaccinations.

While not as large as the clinic in Thousand Palms, Animal Samaritans’ new Veterinary Clinic in Indio will provide affordable pet health exams, pet vaccinations & microchipping, non-anesthetic pet dental, and basic surgeries, including low-cost spay/neuter services.

“Our bilingual staff is eager to serve our East Valley clients at a clinic that’s closer and easier for them to get to,” said Clinic Director Marie Brunner.

Animal Samaritans is now scheduling appointments for pet exams, non-anestheical pet dental care, and pet spay/neuter services at their Indio facility. Appointments are not required for pet vaccinations, pet microchipping, or pet hygiene services such as anal gland pressing and nail trimming. Animal Samaritans will offer the same affordable prices at their new Indio clinic. These include $52 for a pet health exam with a veterinarian, between $17 and $22 for pet vaccinations, $25 for pet microchipping, $91 to spay or neuter cats, and between $113 and $153 (determined by weight) to spay or neuter dogs, which includes a post-surgery pain medication.

In addition, Animal Samaritans’ continues to offer it’s grant-funded free spay and neuter services for pit bulls and pit bull mix dogs whose owners reside in Thousand Palms, Indio, La Quinta, Coachella, Thermal, Mecca, Oasis, and Salton City.

Animal Samaritans will hold its Official Grand opening celebration for the Indio Clinic on Wednesday, September 9, at 9am. The event will include acknowledgements from local civic leaders, an official ribbon-cutting, refreshments and pet related giveaways, and an open house tour of the clinic.

Animal Samaritans SPCA, a 501 (c) non-profit organization founded in 1978, is committed to improving the lives of animals and people. As the Coachella Valley’s most comprehensive animal welfare organization, they strive to one day eliminate the needless suffering and abuse of homeless and unwanted animals. Programs and services in place to save the lives of healthy and treatable animals include prevention through humane education, affordable spay and neuter, vaccinations, and other veterinary care, animal sheltering, animal rescue, pet fostering and pet adoptions. In addition, more than one hundred volunteers from their Pet Therapy programs visit special needs classrooms, nursing homes, local hospitals, and residents at Juvenile Hall. More information is available by calling 760.601.3756 and by visiting www.animalsamaritans.org