Veterinarians across Colorado will offer free wellness exams and rabies vaccinations on April 9 and 10 as part of 9PetCheck. This program is a partnership between 9NEWS, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association, and more than 60 veterinary clinics to help pet owners who are struggling financially get free wellness examinations for their beloved cats and dogs.

Colorado veterinarians know the importance of annual examinations for keeping pets healthy and preventing future health problems, and are willing to help those who are truly in need by donating their time to this event.
Appointments are required at all 9PetCheck visits.

Pet owners who can’t afford to take their cats and dogs to a veterinarian can make an appointment by calling the 9PetCheck hotline on Monday, April 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. Call 1-877-369-9021 between those hours Monday night to make an appointment. There will be many calls coming in, so if you get a busy signal, please call back.

These free exams are for people living on a restricted or low income or those who are unemployed. If your animal is sick or injured, you should contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible to care for your pet. Exams are for dogs and cats only with a restriction of two pets per person.

A special ‘thanks’ goes to our partner: Colorado Veterinary Medical Association:

Here is a list of cities where participating veterinary clinics are located:

  • Arvada
  • Aurora
  • Boulder
  • Castle Rock
  • Centennial
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver
  • Divide
  • Elizabeth
  • Englewood
  • Erie
  • Fort Collins
  • Golden
  • Greeley
  • Gunnison
  • La Junta
  • Lafayette
  • Lakewood
  • Littleton
  • Lone Tree
  • Longmont
  • Louisville
  • Loveland
  • Niwot
  • Parker
  • Pueblo
  • Silverthorne
  • Steamboat Springs
  • Wellington
  • Windsor