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April 1, 2011

For More Information, Contact

  • Todd Fowler, Environmental Health Supervisor
    Central Virginia Health District, Bedford County Health Department, 540-586–7952 x127 or 145


(BEDFORD, Va.) – The Central Virginia Health District announces countywide rabies clinics on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in Bedford County. The rabies clinics are supported by the Bedford Humane Society, Bedford County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control, and local Bedford County veterinarians. The cost for vaccination is $5.00 per animal, cash only. 

Protect your family by having your dogs and cats regularly vaccinated for rabies. Virginia law requires all dogs and cats four months or older be vaccinated to prevent rabies. Rabies is a deadly disease and not properly vaccinating your pet against rabies can be very traumatic for both the owner and the pet.

In order to be vaccinated, dogs must be on a leash, while cats and ferrets must be in carriers. If your pet has had a previous rabies vaccination, you must bring proof of vaccination to obtain the three-year vaccine. The ID tag on your pet’s collar is not proof. At each of the eight locations, please remain in your car and clinic staff will come to you to vaccinate your pet.

The schedule for the rabies clinics on April 9, 2011 is as follows.

  • 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Stewartsville Rescue Squad with Dr. Weitzman and Dr. Lane, 1152 Turner Branch Rd., Goodview
  • 10 a.m. to noon - Bedford Animal Hospital with Dr. Noe, 1064 Centreville Rd., Bedford
  • 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Staunton River Vet Clinic with Dr. Tatum, 1037 Lipscomb Rd., Moneta
  • 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bedford County Sheriff’s Office, Montvale Sub-Station with Dr. Hudson, 11555 W. Lynchburg-Salem Tpke., Montvale
  • 11 a.m. to noon - Big Island Fire Department with Dr. Lichiello, 10770 Lee-Jackson Hwy., Big Island
  • 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Glenwood Store with Dr. Asbury, Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy. (across from the doctor’s office), Huddleston
  • 1 to 3 p.m. – Smith Mountain Lake Animal Hospital with Dr. Weitzman and Dr. Lane., 15029 Moneta Rd., Moneta 
  • 1 to 3 p.m. - Riverside Vet Hospital, 7050 E. Lynchburg-Salem Tpke., Goode

For more information, call the Bedford Humane Society Info Line at 540-425–0236 or the Bedford County Health Department at 540-586–7952.


Last Updated: 07-30-2011

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