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Program Description

  Veterinary Services

Veterinary Services provides medical care and support to shelter animals, particularly animals that are sick and/or injured. Shelter animals are vaccinated, provided with flea treatment and de-wormer, and are tested for highly contagious diseases, as needed. Veterinary Services performs spay/neuter surgeries on intact animals in the shelter's surgical suite prior to adoption and works closely with other veterinary clinics and hospitals in the County with specialized treatments and surgeries beyond the scope of services provided by the shelter's highly professional veterinary staff. Veterinary staff also assist on Animal Services investigations involving inadequate care, abuse or cruelty, and neglect by performing medical exams, treatment, necropsies, and testifying, as needed.

Program Contacts

Contact Bonnie White of the Office of Animal Services at 240.773.5641 or Derrick Harrigan of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2759 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of surgeries1,3471,3201,3501,3001,300
Percent of surgeries performed that were a spay or neuter94.5%93.2%92.0%92.0%92.0%
Amount of vaccines and other preventative care administered12,24411,64712,00012,00012,000

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved8914026.00
Enhance: Staff Veterinarian674631.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.9155-1.00
FY23 Recommended9680206.00