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Wellness Services

Dr. Lindsay Rollend, HSMC Wellness Director
Dr. Lindsay Rollend, HSMC Wellness Director

COVID-19 procedures for clinic appointments

These are stressful times for all, and the last thing you need is to worry about your pet’s health while we navigate through the current health threat of COVID-19. That’s why at this time, we will continue to be open during normal business hours and will continue to honor all appointments.

In an effort to keep everyone – you, your pet, and our staff – safe and healthy, we will be providing curbside service to our clients, for both pets with appointments and also for picking up supplies or medication. Please text us upon your arrival, and we will send a team member to retrieve your pet from your car and bring your pet inside and/or to bring you your items for purchase while you wait in the comfort of your vehicle. We cannot allow anyone other than staff members and your pet in the building at this time.

The veterinary technician will call to discuss your pet’s recent history and our veterinarian will call to discuss findings from a diagnostic/physical exam while you wait in the comfort of your car. Please make sure your pet is safely restrained with a leash and/or crate for dogs and a carrier for cats.

If you’re feeling unwell or have been exposed, please arrange for someone else to bring your pet in. Alternatively, if you’re not well but your pet is fine and has a wellness appointment scheduled, please be aware that we’re happy to reschedule your appointment; you won’t be penalized for canceling an appointment due to illness or possible exposure.

Thank you very much for working with us while we find ways to continue caring for our patients while keeping everyone healthy and safe! Please message us at clinic@humanesocietymanatee.org or call us at 941-747-8808 option 1 with any questions or concerns.


In September of 2015 the Humane Society of Manatee County opened a new 10,000 square foot, state of the art veterinary clinic at 2415 14th Street W. in Bradenton, expanding the original spay and neuter clinic that opened in 2009 in the original shelter facility located at 2515 14th Street W. Expanding the services beyond spay and neuter and vaccines, the Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic is now a full- service veterinary clinic, offering low-to-moderate cost medical care for our community’s cats and dogs.

In addition to being Manatee County’s only high quality, high volume Humane Alliance model spay and neuter clinic, wellness services continue to expand to meet the growing and changing needs of our community.

Wellness and preventative care are available to the public by appointment and dental services (canine and feline), advanced in-house blood and serum analysis, minor surgeries, heartworm treatment and x-ray services are all now available. Wellness care includes physical examinations (Basic Exam – $19.00 or Diagnostic Exam – $42.00) which are part of any comprehensive primary and preventative care program designed to safeguard your pet’s ongoing good health.

The cost of prevention is often a fraction of the cost of treating a disease or problem once it has become more advanced, and early diagnosis and treatment of developing problems or diseases can increase the likelihood of successful outcomes. Preventive healthcare involves a multi-faceted approach that includes veterinary evaluation of your pet’s overall health and risks of disease or other health problems.

Dr. Ashley Gillett, HSMC Veterinarian
Dr. Ashley Gillett, HSMC Veterinarian

Our staff veterinarians will review everything from your pet’s posture, behavior, weight fluctuations, onsite laboratory results and examine ears, eyes and overall physical condition of your pet for any possible concerns. Based on the findings, your veterinarian will provide you with recommendations for your pet’s nutrition, dental care, vaccinations and heartworm/flea/tick prevention, as well as recommendations specifically tailored to your pet’s health status and risk factors. If you have a senior dog or cat, additional testing may be performed to look for common signs of geriatric or degenerative diseases typically found in an older pet.

Pet vaccinations play an essential role in keeping your pet healthy. Vaccinating your pet can help prevent pet diseases, prevent the spread of certain diseases and helps you avoid costly treatments for preventable animal illnesses. Vaccinating your pets annually lessens the spread of infectious diseases in our community’s pet population.

Zoonotic diseases (these are diseases that can be transmitted from the animal to humans) such as Rabies and Leptospirosis can be prevented by getting your pet vaccinated and will protect you and your pet. Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic is open to the public, offers low-to-moderate cost vaccinations and vaccine packages six (6) days a week by appointment.

If your pet is already spayed or neutered, your pet will qualify for our low to moderate cost vaccine and wellness pricing. If your pet is not yet spayed or neutered, please call us to schedule a surgery appointment today. You will be able to update their vaccines at the time of their surgery.

Dental health is an extremely important part of your pet’s overall health and is the reason that annual dental appointments to exam an animal’s gums and teeth are highly recommended. These annual dental visits allow our veterinarians to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy. Veterinary dental procedures begin with an oral exam by one of our staff veterinarians to evaluate the overall oral health of your pet.

The actual dental procedure includes the cleaning, scaling, polishing, filing, extraction or repair of your pet’s teeth. The thorough dental cleaning is performed while the animal is under anesthesia under the supervision of a veterinarian. We also offer dental x-rays in a state of the art dental suite.dental suite picture xray machine Make your pet’s dental health a priority. Dental problems can cause, or be caused by other health issues, which is why your pet’s oral health is so important.

Pets can become irritable and may experience behavioral changes when experiencing dental problems. If your dog or cat is exhibiting any of the signs listed below you should consider a dental exam.

  • Bad breath
  • Broken or loose teeth
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Abnormal chewing or difficulty in chewing
  • Reduced appetite or weight loss
  • Pain in or around the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Swelling in or around the mouth



Dental Prices

Dogs – $380.00 Cats – $365.00

Price includes – exam, sedation, pre-operative bloodwork, and minor extractions.  IF there are ANY extractions, we will also perform a dental x-ray to ensure no roots are left behind.  Major extractions will be $35 or $50 per tooth depending on certain teeth and their complexity.  There are 4 possible teeth in the mouth that are subject to this upcharge.  If it is determined that we believe the animal should go home with antibiotics there will be an additional cost of $12.  Additional take-home pain medication, depending upon the magnitude of the procedure may  be $20.

Humane Society of Manatee County Veterinary Clinic’s low-to-moderate cost pricing structure makes high-quality veterinary care and wellness services available to all cats and dogs in Manatee County and surrounding counties. There are also many options available for those families that are facing financial hardships to help offset the cost of care, thanks to grants and community support. For more information about available wellness and preventative services or to make an appointment, you can call 941-747-8808 Option #1 or email clinic@humanesocietymanatee.org.

Wellness Services

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Acute and chronic care
  • Dentals
  • X-ray
  • Vaccines
  • Puppy and kitten care
  • Microchipping
  • Manatee County tags
  • Pain management
  • Behavioral diagnosis
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Heartworm and flea / tick treatments and prevention
  • Allergy diagnosis and treatment

Call us now at (941) 747-8808 Option #1 or email us clinic@humanesocietymanatee.org to schedule an appointment or to get more information about our services.