Veterinary Street Outreach Services (Vet SOS)


who we are

Vet SOS provides free veterinary care to the companion animals of homeless San Franciscans and links their human guardians with health care services. Operating since 2001, Vet SOS is a project of SFCCC's Street Outreach Services (SOS) program.

what we do

Vet SOS provides monthly pop-up veterinary clinics throughout San Francisco with the help of our veterinary volunteers.

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How we do it

By going directly to homeless people - meeting them on their own turf - the Vet SOS team builds relationships of trust and breaks down the barriers that keep homeless people and their companion animals from the care they need and deserve.

our goals

  • Improve the health of companion animals of homeless San Franciscans

  • Decrease the spread of infectious disease

  • Reduce pet overpopulation

  • Foster the human-animal bond

  • Provide health information and referrals to homeless San Franciscans

  • Champion the welfare of homeless pet guardians and their companion animals

our services

  • On-site veterinary wellness exams including vaccinations, routine procedures, and laboratory testing

  • Rabies certificates

  • Microchip implantation and registration

  • Distribution of animal food, leashes, collars, and other pet supplies

  • Referral and transportation to free spay/neuter surgery and other veterinary care

  • Linkage to human health services

our successes

Each year over 500 companion animals of homeless San Franciscans receive free veterinary care from us. 


Our Office

San Francisco Community Clinic Consortium

2720 Taylor St., Suite 430
San Francisco, CA 94133

(415) 355-2250


VetSOS Partners