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Spa Day Comes to Second Chance Veterinary Hospital in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — Second Chance Animal Services is always looking for new ways to improve the lives of pets in the Springfield community. The nonprofit veterinary hospital’s newest addition is Spa Day, which offers low-cost nail trims and monthly flea treatments for dogs and cats on a walk-in basis every Monday from 9 to 11 a.m.

“This new walk-in clinic is a great way to meet new pets and pet owners in our community,” Hospital Director Julie Sullivan said. “Going to the vet can be a scary experience for pets, and this clinic can help them get used to coming here. It’s also great for pet owners who can sometimes struggle with trimming their pets’ nails.”

Second Chance’s Springfield Community Veterinary Hospital, located at 67 Mulberry St., offers full-service veterinary care to all pets in the community. Subsidized rates are available to qualified households, so everyone has access to affordable veterinary care. Pet owners who don’t qualify for subsidized pricing are also welcome and assured that every time they are caring for their pet, they are also supporting all the programs that help pets in need in their community.

Spa Day will offer dogs and cats $12 nail trims and $15 monthly flea treatments. Sullivan reminds pet owners to bring along their pet’s current rabies certificate the first time they come to Spa Day if the hospital doesn’t have it on file. The hospital also offers a walk-in vaccine and microchip clinic every Tuesday from 9 to 11 a.m., offering rabies and distemper vaccines, microchips, and limited testing for pets that may need a rabies vaccine before they can take advantage of this new program.