SNAP Registration: Friday, December 3, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
SNAP is a spay/neuter assistance program to help residents of Wilkes County! We can issue a “voucher” to eligible Wilkes County residents for a reduced-cost spay or neuter of your pet(s) at two local veterinary hospitals. Vouchers are available for cats and dogs that will be about 6 months or older at the time of surgery.
Spay/neuter vouchers cost $50 for dogs and $35 for cats for Wilkes County, NC, residents 18 years or older who have Medicaid or whose annual household income is at or under $25,000/year. Please plan to pay the HSOW this amount, per pet, when you get your voucher in cash (exact change) or by check.
Wilkes Veterinary Hospital will accept vouchers from current and new clients; please be sure to tell them you plan to use a SNAP voucher when you make your appointment. Wilkes Veterinary Hospital requires a pre-surgery wellness visit for new clients (approx. $60), during which they will make the spay/neuter appointment for your pet. Please bring the form from the wellness visit when you come to get a voucher.
Riverview Animal Hospital will accept the value of the vouchers as a coupon covering most but not all of the cost of the surgery. Please tell them you plan to use a SNAP voucher when you make your appointment. Pets without a rabies vaccination will be given one at the time of surgery at an additional charge.
SNAP vouchers are good for 45 business days after issue.