The WSU College of Nursing and WSU College of Veterinary Medicine are once again partnering to offer free health care services to homeless and low-income people and their pets.
Healthy People + Healthy Pets will be held on the WSU Health Sciences Spokane campus on Friday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The clinics offer vaccinations, immunizations, health screenings and simple treatments to people and pets, all at no cost. They’re staffed by nursing and veterinary medicine students, under the direction of faculty members of the two colleges.
Also on hand are coffee and snacks, pet supplies such as coats, harnesses and leashes, and pet food to take home, thanks to support from the MultiCare Community Partnership Fund.
The clinics have multiple benefits beyond the care they bring to vulnerable populations. Students gain hands-on experience in their professions as they learn compassion and how to work effectively in interprofessional teams. WSU Veterinary Medicine students also take part in a similar initiative in Seattle called the One Health Clinic.
Please note: The Healthy People + Healthy Pets clinic this fall will be held in a new location. It’s taking place in the WSU Center for Clinical Research and Simulation, which most people recognize as “the Bookie building,” at 412 E. Spokane Falls Boulevard.
Pets and people are seen on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit of two pets per person/family. There is no income verification requirement.