Low-Cost Rabies Immunization Clinics

The rabies immunization clinics are sponsored by Franklin County Public Health and the Columbus Academy of Veterinary Medicine. We would also like to thank all our other partners that make these clinics possible.

All dogs and cats in Franklin County are required to be vaccinated against rabies and are required to wear their rabies tag.

Rabies is a virus that attacks the nerves and brain tissue of most animals. Learn more here.


Clinic Basics

  • Cost is $5.00 per vaccination (cash only).
  • Clinics are walk-in clinics (no appointments needed)
  • All dogs and cats must be on a leash or in an animal carrier.
  • Pets between 3 months and 1 year of age will receive a 1 year rabies vaccination and tag.
  • Pets over 1 year old with proof of a prior rabies vaccination will receive a 3 year rabies vaccination and tag. Proof of prior vaccination includes one of the following:
    • A rabies vaccination certificate; or
    • A Franklin County/Columbus rabies tag.
  • If you are unable to provide proof of a prior vaccination, your pet will receive a 1 year rabies vaccination and tag.
  • Please bring prior rabies vaccination certificates and/or rabies tags with you to the clinic to verify vaccination.
  • Important Note: Ferrets are no longer able to be vaccinated at these clinics.

5 Important Things to Know!

Five important things to know before and after your pet is vaccinated:
  1. This is a low-cost clinic that does not include a physical examination of the animal;
  2. Before the veterinarian administers the vaccine you will need to notify the veterinary staff if your pet has had a previous vaccine reaction;
  3. Before leaving the vaccination clinic, notify the veterinary staff if your pet has trouble breathing, vomits, has diarrhea, begins to scratch excessively or develops any change in behavior that concerns you;
  4. The veterinary staff reserves the right not to vaccinate any animal in the event that the animals does not appear to be in good health or for medical reasons cannot receive a vaccine at this time;
  5. If your pet becomes sick after leaving the clinic, please contact your local veterinarian for help.

Dates & Locations

The rabies immunization clinic scheduled for June 19, 2020 has been cancelled due to the unusual circumstances regarding COVID-19. At this time, the other clinics are stilled planned as scheduled.  Please periodically check this page for updates or to see if any other changes were made to the clinic schedule.

More information is available below the map.

January 31, 2020
1-3 p.m.
Franklin County Fairgrounds
Ganyard Building
4100 Columbia Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026
* Dog Licenses Available

June 19, 2020 - CANCELLED
1-3 p.m.
Windsor Park
4330 Dudley Ave,
Grove City, Ohio 43123
* Dog Licenses Available

August 21, 2020
1-3 p.m.
Huber Village Park
362 Huber Village Blvd.
Westerville, Ohio 43081
* Dog Licenses Available

October 16, 2020
1-3 p.m.
Huber Park
1520 Davidson Dr,
Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068
* Dog Licenses Available