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The Washington Animal Rescue League, established in 1932, opened its Medical Center in 1996 to treat shelter animals and provide full-service, discounted veterinary care to the pets of income-qualified neighbors in Washington, DC. The medical center was completely renovated and expanded in 2006. Its veterinarians currently treat about 5,000 animals each year. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. To see if you qualify, please call the medical center at 202-726-2273.
Among the first and most comprehensive shelter-based hospitals, the Medical Center has become one of the country’s foremost teaching hospitals for shelter medicine. Each year the center attracts dozens of veterinary students and interns, who come from abroad to study under its veterinarians.
The Medical Center conducts a range of programs, including care for the League’s shelter animals, caring for companion animals of income-qualified residents in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, reduced-cost spaying and neutering, low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics, and training for veterinary students.
For an overview of the Medical Center clinics and programs, visit the page here.