Are pets put to sleep for their surgery or dental cleaning?
Yes, pets are fully anesthetized for their spay, neuter or dental procedures.
Why is TCAP so much less expensive than my regular veterinarian?
The Texas Coalition for Animal Protection (TCAP) is a nonprofit organization that provides low cost services to those qualified for assistance programs. TCAP provides services to those who are indigent and lack sufficient means to provide medical care for their pets. TCAP is able to provide subsidized savings at our clinics thanks to the generosity of our donors and sponsors. This savings allows our clients to care for their pets using low-cost co-pays. We keep our prices low so that we can be a resource for the community.
Are the vets at TCAP “real veterinarians”?
Yes, we contract caring veterinarians who specialize in spay and neuter surgeries.
Can I purchase take home pain medicine for my pet?
Yes, you can purchase an additional pain injection and three days’ worth of pain medication for your pet for an additional $15 at the time of surgery.
What do I do if my pet has an emergency post-surgery?
TCAP provides a 24-hour post-operative care number that you can use to discuss your concerns about your pet. You can call 940-395-4306 anytime with questions.
Why doesn’t TCAP sterilize pets over 5 years old?
Older pets have special needs that can’t be addressed by a high volume spay program. Older pets should have blood work done prior to surgery and very close monitoring during their procedure that TCAP cannot provide in a high volume setting.
What forms of payment does TCAP accept?
We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. We cannot accept checks, Care Credit, or American Express.
How old does my pet have to be to be spayed or neutered?
TCAP’s caring, compassionate veterinary team spays or neuters pets at least 10 weeks old that weigh two pounds or more.
Can I pre-complete my forms before my visit to TCAP?
Yes, you can come to our clinic during vaccination hours to get the forms ahead of time. Because we use two part, carbonless forms, you cannot fill out admission forms online.
What do I do if I lose my pet’s vaccine/surgery records?
We can send you a copy of your records! Click here
Do I need an appointment for my pet’s vaccines?
Vaccinations are available on a walk-in basis during scheduled vaccination hours.
Does TCAP provide heartworm testing and prevention for pets?
Yes, we do. Once a pet is over 6 months of age, we require annual heartworm testing. Dogs that are less than 6 months old do not require a heartworm test their first year of medication.
I just got a puppy or kitten. When do they begin their shots and how often do they need booster vaccinations?
Puppies begin their booster shots at 6-8 weeks and kittens begin their booster shots at 9-11 weeks.
Click here to see what vaccines are needed.
Why does my pet need to be on heartworm medication all year?
The answer is two-fold. First, in Texas, it often doesn’t get cold enough to kill mosquitos completely and heartworms can be caused by just one mosquito! Also, many heartworm medications ensure that your pet is also protected against many other type worms that your family could get.
Why doesn’t TCAP see sick or injured pets?
To keep our operating costs down, TCAP only provides a very limited amount of services. Sick and injured pets should see full service hospitals that can provide the diagnostic care that they need to fully recover!