Please ensure that you will be able to attend your shift before signing up for clinics. Your volunteer help is essential for successful, efficient spay and neuter clinics. Contact our shelter liaison, Jeanette Barragan (, if you have specific questions. Thank you!

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Thanks to a generous grant from PetSmart Charities in January 2015, our shelter medicine program was able to obtain the mobile surgical unit pictured above (news article).

Arrival Times:

Ending Time

  • End times really vary depending on the amount of animals there are, so please keep that in mind. Clinics can go as late as 4:30pm so be prepared.

Things to bring with you:

  • Your nametag!! (This one is very important)
  • Stethoscope
  • Pen
  • A snack and something to drink
  • A good attitude! 🙂
  • If you would like to, you can bring nail clippers, bandage scissors, thermometers, etc. but these are not required.

Our Shelter Partners:

Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS)

CCHS: 1911 East Main St, Urbana, IL 61802

Directions from Vet Med (Approximately 15 min):

    • Head North on Lincoln
    • Turn right onto Springfield Ave.
    • Continue on Springfield for 3.3 miles (10 min)
    • Springfield Ave will turn into Main St
    • Turn right onto Bartell Rd.
    • Turn left at the Animal Control Building/Stop Sign – the next building is CCHS
    • Please park along the street, NOT in the parking lot.

Coles County Animal Shelter

6818 N County Road 1120E, Charleston, IL 61920

(217) 345-4112

Directions from Vet Med (Approximately 1 hour):

  • Head South on Lincoln
  • Turn Right onto Windsor Rd.
  • Turn Left onto US-45/N Dunlap St/S Neil St
  • Turn Right onto Curtis Rd.
  • Turn Left to Merge onto I-57 S (42 miles)
  • Take Exit 190A to merge onto IL-16 E toward Charleston
  • Turn Right onto 1100 E/N Co Rd 1100 E
  • That road turns slight Left and becomes Co Rd 700 N
  • Continue onto N Co Rd 1120 E
  • The shelter will be on your left
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Danville Humane Society

1225 N Collett St, Danville, IL 61832

(217) 446-4110

Directions from Vet Med (Approximately 45 min):

  • Head North on Lincoln
  • Turn right on to W University Ave
  • Turn left on to N Cunningham Ave
  • Merge on to I-74 E toward Danville
  • Take the S Bowman Ave Exit
  • Turn left on to S Bowman Ave
  • Turn left onto E Voorhees Rd
  • Take the 3rd left Collett St– Look for the large Pepsi sign
  • Destination will be immediately on your left
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Douglas County Animal Control

1007 S Central Avenue East, Tuscola, IL 61953

(Do NOT mapquest the address for Douglas County Animal Control – it will not take you to the proper location!!)

(217) 253-4921

Directions from VetMed (approximately 40 min):

  • Take Lincoln South to Windsor Rd.
  • Turn Right onto Windsor Rd (head West)
  • Turn Left onto US-45/Neil St./Dunlap St. (head South)
  • Merge onto I-57 South
  • Exit onto Route 36 in Tuscola
  • Turn Left onto Route 36 (head West)
  • Turn Right onto S. Prairie St. (head North)
  • Turn Right onto City Dump Rd (head East) (this road is right before the train tracks, if you go over the train tracks, you have gone too far)
  • Building will be down the road on the right hand side

Hands-4 Paws Low Cost Clinic at Jarman Center, Tuscola

704 N Main St #101, Tuscola, IL 61953

Directions from Vet Med (Approximately 30 min):

  • Head South on Lincoln
  • Turn right on Windsor Rd
  • Turn left on US-45/ Dunlap St
  • Turn left onto Co Rd 1050 N
  • Continue on to W North Line Rd (crossing the RR tracks)
  • Turn Right onto Main St
  • If you hit Center St you have gone too far
  • Destination will be on the right
  • Please note that you will NOT be using the main entrance to the building. There is a parking lot on the side with an entrance to the building near this lot. Please use that entrance.
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Rantoul Cat Clinics

318 South Garrard St., Rantoul, IL

Directions from Vet Med (Approximately 25 min):

  • Head North on Lincoln Ave
  • Turn left West I-74 Bloomingdale (3.4 miles)
  • Merge onto North I-57 Chicago (16.3 miles)
  • Take Exit 250 US-136 East/Champaign Ave
  • Turn right onto US-136 East/Champaign Ave
  • Turn Right onto South Garrand St (1.1 miles)
  • The building will be on your right, park in the back
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