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Annual Rabies Vaccination Clinics

The Knox County Health Department and the Knoxville Veterinarian Medical Association will offer rabies vaccinations for $10 per dog or cat on Saturdays, May 7 and 14, 2016, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at select Knox County schools.

At the vaccination clinics, all pets must be restrained. Dogs should be on a leash, and cats should be in carriers or pillowcases (a pillowcase is preferred because the vaccine can be administered through the cloth). Those with aggressive or uncontrollable dogs are advised to leave the pet in the car and ask for assistance at the registration desk.

Rabies Clinic Locations:

May 7, 2016 May 14, 2016
Austin East High School Anderson Elementary School
Ball Camp Elementary School Bearden High School
Beaumont Elementary School Bearden Middle School
Blue Grass Elementary School Brickey Elementary School
Dogwood Elementary School Carter Middle School
East Knox Elementary School Cedar Bluff Primary School
Farragut High School Chilhowee Elementary School
Gresham Middle School Christenberry Elementary School
Halls Elementary School Copper Ridge Elementary School
Inskip Elementary School Gibbs Elementary School
New Hopewell Elementary School Hardin Valley Elementary School
Northwest Middle School Karns Elementary School
Powell High School Mount Olive Elementary School
Rocky Hill Elementary School Norwood Elementary School
South Doyle High School Ritta Elementary School
Sunnyview Elementary School Shannondale Elementary School
West High School  
Whittle Springs Middle School  

Rabies is almost always fatal in animals and humans, which is why rabies vaccination is a public health priority. When an unvaccinated pet comes in contact with a rabid animal, it can spread the disease to its human family.

Tennessee and Knox County laws require all dogs and cats 3 months of age and older to be vaccinated against rabies, a virus that attacks the brain and spinal column. If untreated, death can occur within days of the onset of symptoms. The best way to prevent rabies is to make sure pets get vaccinated and avoid contact with stray or wild animals. It’s also important to vaccinate indoor pets, who can accidentally encounter wild animals, such as bats or raccoons.

For more information, please call 865-215-5200 or email environmental@knoxcounty.org.

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Main Clinic
140 Dameron Ave,
Knoxville, TN 37917
865-215-5000

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

On the first Wednesday of every month (except August), all KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning for staff in-service. On these days, the main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, Clinics open at 10:30 a.m.

405 Dante Road
Knoxville, TN 37918
865-215-5500

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

1028 Old Cedar Bluff
Knoxville, TN 37923
865-215-5950

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

All KCHD offices and clinics are closed in the morning on the first Wednesday of every month for staff in-service. The main location, 140 Dameron Ave., opens at 10 a.m. The Teague, 405 Dante Rd., and West, 1028 Old Cedar Bluff, locations open at 10:30 a.m.

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