Vet Checks for Adopted, Foster and Clinic Pets

West Valley Humane Society offers no-cost, basic examination and support for: 

  • Adopters within 14 days of adoption.
  • Animals that have been seen by our clinic for spay/neuter services.
  • Animals in foster with the shelter.

West Valley Humane Society has limited staff and resources and can only offer a basic physical examination to address minor concerns including “kennel cough”, feline upper respiratory infections, or spay/neuter incision checks.

Adoption of an animal includes taking responsibility for the pet’s health and well-being dating from the time of adoption. West Valley Humane Society lacks the resources to provide diagnostic tests including blood tests, radiographs, cytology/biopsy, fungal cultures, or bacterial culture and sensitivity.

If you feel that your pet requires diagnostic tests, please see your regular veterinarian. West Valley Humane Society may recommend that you seek diagnostic tests at your regular veterinarian. The post-adoption recheck is not meant to replace regular care or examination with your veterinarian.

Adopted pets may have previously undiagnosed medical conditions. WVHS is not responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of previously undiagnosed medical conditions. Some conditions may be beyond the scope of the post-adoption recheck to address, in which case WVHS will recommend that you make an appointment with your regular veterinarian. Care from WVHS is limited to the shelter’s routine options for treatment of common respiratory tract infections and incision-site complications, not due to non-compliance with aftercare instructions.

Animals at WVHS may have been exposed to bacterial, viral, protozoal, or parasitic infections. Availability of post-adoption rechecks is limited based on clinic staffing and hours of operation. If you feel your pet needs immediate or intensive care, please see your regular veterinarian.

Animals spayed or neutered in our public clinic may be assessed additional treatment/surgical fees if post-operative instructions were not followed. WVHS does advise purchasing an e-collar post-surgery and limiting the activity of the animal.

Emergency Care

For all emergency situations, please contact your personal vet or an emergency vet for immediate care. The shelter may have limitations on appointment availability.

General Care

For basic physical examination to address minor concerns including "kennel cough", feline upper respiratory infections, or spay/neuter incision checks - Please fill out the form below! 

Vet Check Form:

This can be found on adoption, clinic or foster paperwork.