Vaccinations & Microchipping

Clinics between now and the end of April have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


Vaccination and microchipping are both great ways to protect your pet. Vaccination protects your pets against the primary communicable diseases, and microchipping makes it much easier for you to find your lost pet.

Kern County Animal Services promotes vaccinations and microchipping in the following ways:

  1. We hold clinics that offer low-cost vaccinations and microchipping. These clinics are open to all county residents and are held in several communities.  A licensed veterinarian provides the services for a nominal fee; at the same time, Animal Services staff is present so participating owners can license their dog(s).

    Clinic schedules - English

    Wednesday Evening Clinics (PDF) - held in Bakersfield

    Saturday Clinics (PDF) - held in locations throughout the County

    Horarios de la clínica - Español      

    Clínicas de la tarde del miércoles (PDF) - celebradas en Bakersfield      

    Clínicas del sábado (PDF) - que se celebran en lugares de todo el condado


  2. If you adopt a pet from us, we will give them a microchip and all current vaccinations, including a rabies vaccination if pet is old enough.