Operation Free Pet Healthcare

Operation Free Pet Healthcare Logo over top of a picture of a happy black dog

Anicira’s Operation Free Pet Healthcare provides free wellness, medical, surgical, and dental care to cats and dogs of income-constrained families. The program was started in December 2019 to address the lack of access to veterinary care within the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County communities of Virginia. Veterinary care is the foundation of a pet’s health and through this program, we are able to reduce the suffering of animals in our community and decrease owner-surrenders to the local animal shelter.

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Stories of Patients Helped

Laney Saved After Eating Rat Poison

Laney accidentally ingested half of a block of rat poison, which would have killed her without the quick action of her mother and veterinary intervention from Operation Free Pet Healthcare.

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Rescued Kittens Receive Wellness Care

Three kittens were abandoned on the side of the road. They received vaccinations and dewormer from Operation Free Pet Healthcare.

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Emergency Surgery Saves Boozer’s Life

Our doctors discovered a mass on Boozer’s spleen that needed to be removed immediately. Through Operation Free Pet Healthcare, Boozer received a splenectomy and his life was saved.

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Frequently asked questions

Who qualifies for Operation Free Pet Healthcare?

Anicira’s Operation Free Pet Healthcare is open to individuals in the City of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia. Clients who are currently enrolled in Medicaid or whose income is at or below 138% of the federal poverty level are eligible.

What care can my pet receive through Operation Free Pet Healthcare?

Pets will receive any care that is medically necessary through Anicira’s Operation Free Pet Healthcare, including (but not limited to):

  • Wellness care – vaccinations, microchips, and flea/tick preventatives
  • Medical care – sick visits and examination of any medical concern
  • Dentistry procedures – cleaning, extractions, and after-care
  • Spay/neuter surgeries – for cats and dogs
  • General surgeries – including foreign body removal, amputations, and many other procedures.

Pets receiving dental and general surgeries will have a copay that covers 10% of the cost of the procedure, which shall not exceed $75. For specialty surgeries, a pet may be referred to another practi

How do I make an appointment for my pet to be seen?

Please visit the contact page and request an appointment or give us a call at 540-437-1980. Appointments are made Monday through Friday between 7 am and 5 pm.

Where is the clinic located?

Patients are treated at Anicira Veterinary Center in Harrisonburg. The address is 1992 Medical Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.