Doggy Days

Cal Poly Vet Clinic Doggy Days
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Project ends on December 13, at 09:00 AM PST
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Doggy Days

Each quarter, a group of Cal Poly students dedicate part of their Saturday mornings to giving back to the community by offering free veterinary care clinics for pets of the unhoused population in San Luis Obispo County.

We believe that the human-animal bond is significant in the lives of the homeless community. Their companions bring them comfort, friendship and protection in times of struggle and instability. Many sacrifice their limited resources so that they can provide the best care possible for their animals. Our mission as Cal Poly students is to support our community by improving the health and quality of life for homeless pets of SLO through basic veterinary care, while gaining hands-on experience in the field of veterinary medicine. By providing these services, we can improve the health of the general pet population in our community.

The Cal Poly Veterinary Community Service Enterprise, dubbed Doggy Days, began as a senior project and has grown over the last six years to become an instrumental class in veterinary care. The 10-week course introduces students to practical, hands-on methods of animal care, such as wellness checks and administering vaccines, and teaches the invaluable lesson of compassion and the fundamental strength of being part of a community. The Veterinary Community Service Enterprise recently received the 35th annual Cal Poly Community Service Award for Outstanding Campus-Community Collaboration from the Cal Poly Center for Service in Action in recognition of its community contributions.

We are in dire need of donations in order to continue serving the pets of the homeless and low-income community in San Luis Obispo. All funds raised go towards veterinary vaccinations, examination supplies, and medications that we give out to animals in need.

For an article showcasing the program by Mustang News, click the link here:

Choose a giving level


Nails & Ears

Your gift of $10 helps cover the costs of a nail trim and ear wash for one pet.


Rabies Vaccination

Your gift of $20 helps cover the cost of a rabies vaccine for a single pet.


Flea and Tick Treatment

Your gift of $35 helps cover the cost of 3 months of flea and tick control for one pet.



A $50 gift will cover the cost of a complete deworming treatment for one pet.


Skin or Ear Treatment

A $75 gift will cover the costs of necessary treatment for one pet's skin or ear infection.


Heartworm Preventon

Your gift of $100 helps cover the cost of a heartworm test AND 6 months of heartworm prevention medication for one pet.


One-Year of Vaccinations

A $150 gift will cover the costs needed to fully vaccinate a pet for one year.

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