Community Vet

Why We Care

Outside of the Community Vet clinic

Community Veterinary Center (CVC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide quality, comprehensive and compassionate veterinary care to the animals of low income caregivers; and promote responsible animal care through education, preventive medicine, and community outreach.

CVC Clinic

Community Veterinary Center is open for animals who live with people who have low incomes. The clinic is open on Tuesdays 2 – 6 pm and Thursdays 10 am – 2 pm. Dental clinics are scheduled on Wednesday’s starting at 8:30am. The location is 470 Hwy. 99 in Eugene and serves all of Lane County, Oregon.

Starting September 24, 2013 our hours will change as follows: regulars clinics will be on Tuesdays and Thursday from 1 to 5:30 pm. Dental clinics will be performed Tuesday through Thursday’s starting at 8:30 am.

You must have an appointment to use our clinic; please call 541-636-3324. Please leave your name and phone number and your call will be returned to set up an appointment. Messages received during clinic hours will be returned that day.


A basic exam is $25. Medications and tests will be additional costs.  We recommend that you bring between $40-$60. We accept VISA and Mastercard, in addition to cash.  We do not take checks.

CVC provides exams, diagnostic services, and medications at reduced cost. Community Veterinary Center serves all of Lane County, Oregon.

If you have an emergency, please contact an emergency veterinary clinic.

Do you qualify?  Find out more information about income qualifications and verification requirements. More information can also be found on our FAQ page.



Community Veterinary Center was formed in 2004 by a collection of local animal welfare groups to serve the more than 17% of Lane County of residents who live below the poverty level (2009 statistics).

Our clients are emotionally attached to their animals whom they will not abandon, but they cannot afford extensive or even rudimentary medical treatment.

Our goal is to keep the animals healthy and productive so they can provide unconditional love to their human families.

We create a community of people all drawn together by our quiet love of animals – friendships and understanding that otherwise would not exist.  Animals make us better people and we think they deserve a life free from parasites, pain, disease and hunger.

CVC is supported by generous grants and the donations of hundreds of local residents as well as individuals from several other states. It is our goal that the clinic be self-supporting.

We hope you’ll join us in that commitment, and help us make a difference in the lives of animals in Lane County and the people who love them. Please see our Help page or email us directly for more information on how you can become involved.

CVC building


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