Free Rabies Clinics

Rabies clinics are held for animals throughout the year. New York State requires a current rabies vaccine for every dog, cat, or ferret. These clinics are held at various locations in the county.

Vaccination Frequency

All dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated 1 year later, then every 3 years thereafter. Please bring proof of any previous rabies vaccination. Vaccines are administered in accordance with the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).

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Rabies Clinic DWP 5-2022

Free Rabies Clinics:

Drive-Thru Rabies Clinics - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Washington County Public Health will hold a "Drive-Thru" Rabies Clinic By Appointment Only On Saturday, May 21st at the Washington County DPW Building #203 at the Municipal Complex, 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.  (See Map and Traffic Flow below.)

You MUST register for the Clinic: Registration will take place May 5th through May 18th, 2022 8:30am-3:30pm by calling 518-746- 2400.

Registration will end on Wednesday May 18th at 3:30pm or sooner, if appointments are filled before then.

Check the schedule for future dates and locations. 2022 Rabies Schedule PDF

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For the convenience of local pet owners, Washington County Public Health continues to conduct free rabies clinics that routinely are held from March through November annually. There is no charge for the vaccination, however donations are accepted.

Keep the following in mind if you attend the Rabies Clinics:
*Clinic is By Appointment ONLY.
*Masks are required and should be worn the entire time.
*Do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 
*Have pets relieve themselves before arriving to clinic.
*Proof of their previous vaccination will need to be provided prior to clinic. 
(Tags do not count as proof of vaccination, you need the paperwork.)
Note: You can still register if you don't have the paperwork, however, your vaccination will be marked as a 1 year vaccination until you send proof of the previous vaccination.  Once proof of previous vaccination is produced, the vaccination will be changed to a 3 year vaccination.
*Leave pets in your vehicle until it is their turn for vaccination.
*All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.
*All Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year later, then every three years thereafter.
*Ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated yearly thereafter.

*All Clinics are Free and open to the public. (Donations are accepted.)

Fort Edward "Drive-Thru" Rabies Clinic Set Up & Traffic Flow

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! If you do not have an appointment scheduled, do not come. 

Click here for PDF of Map and Traffic Flow

Washington County Municipal Complex, DPW Garage #203, 399 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Enter the Municipal Complex at the Red Light.

At the Stop Sign, take a right.  DPW Garage Building #203 is on the left.

You will Exit through the Public Health Parking Lot.  See Traffic pattern below: 

 Rabies Clinic Fort Edward Wash Co DPW Flow

  • You must wear a mask while you are at clinic.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle while you are at the clinic, unless instructed to do so.
  • Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash.  

2022 Rabies Clinic Schedule

Rabies Clinics 2022
Animal Bite Form
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