EVI at The Ohio Pet Sanctuary

The Economic Veterinary Initiative (EVI) is a new low-cost, minimal vocation veterinary care service that is located at The Ohio Pet Sanctuary.  EVI’s mission is to aid the members of the community in caring for their pets, regardless of their financial status.

Current economic times are difficult for a great number of Americans and those in the Cincinnati area are not without exception.  Diminished income should not force people to stop caring for the animals they consider to be part of their family.  While there are other facilities in the area that provide these services, many of them have a two to four month waiting period.  This is evidence of the marked need for more providers to help these animals get the care they need in a more timely manner.

Due to the small size of The Ohio Pet Sanctuary's building and small EVI staff, initial services are limited to low-cost spay/neuter one to two days per week and a low-cost vaccine/microchip clinic once per month.  These services are only being provided for cats at this time.  As The Ohio Pet Sanctuary grows, EVI will grow as well.  Eventually, canine care and low-cost rabbit sterilization will be included in our available services.










FVRCP Vaccine- FVRCP stands for Feline Viral Rhinotracheits, Calici, and Panleukopenia.  It is a fundamental or "core" vaccine for all cats and very highly recommended.  These viruses can cause anything from a chronic respiratory illness to a depleted immune system resulting in death.

FeLV Vaccine- Feline Leukemia is a virus transmitted via body fluids such as urine, feces, saliva/mucus, or milk.  It may cause various blood disorders or lead to a weakened immune system that prevents the cat from fighting off otherwise basic illnesses.  These secondary infections are responsible for many of the diseases associated with FeLV, including death.  We recommend this vaccine for animals living in outdoor colonies or indoor/outdoor cats.

Rabies Vaccine- Rabies is a 100% lethal virus that is transmissible to other mammals, including humans.  If your pet bites someone without proof of vaccination, it could result in the pet's quarantine or euthanasia with decapitation for testing.  I many areas it is illegal to possess a cat that has not been vaccinated for rabies.  For these reasons, we encourage you to vaccinate your cat for rabies.  If possible, please provide proof of rabies vaccination at drop-off if you elect a surgical procedure.  Please note, we may vaccinate the cat for rabies at your expense if we feel it is a matter of public safety.

FIV/FeLV testing- This is an in-house blood test used to determine if your cat has feline AIDs or feline leukemia.  We recommend selecting this test if you intend to keep your cat around other felines or release it into a feral colony.

Parasite treatment- Our standard parasite treatment is Selamectin which is effective in protection from roundworms, hookworms, heartworms, fleas, and ear mites.  We may also treat with nitanpyram if the flea infestation is severe.  If your pet demonstrates tapeworm infection, we may treat with epsiprantel.  Note: if fleas are found on your pet, it will receive treatment at your expense regardless of whether or not you opt for treatment at sign-up.  Please select this treatment at sign-up if you know your pet to have parasites so we can be better prepared to treat him/her.

Microchip Implantation:  A small microchip is inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades.  If there is a potential for your cat to escape and/lose its collar with ID, we recommend a microchip which can be scanned at shelters or veterinary clinics so that your pet may be returned to you as quickly as possible.


Vaccine and Microchip Clinic Explanation:

  • Vaccines and Microchips can be done without surgery by appointment on designated days only.

    • There is a NONREFUNDABLE $10 deposit for services due at time of scheduling.  This $10 will be deducted from your total at time of services rendered.  If you do not come to your appointment, the $10 will not be returned to you and it is not applicable to future appointments.

  • When you arrive, you will need to call 513.748.3223 and alert us of your arrival.

  • A technician will come out and retrieve your pet(s) and confirm the services requested.  

  • Your pet will be returned to you at the end of services rendered and payment will be collected

  • We are limiting the number of people in the building so please do not enter 

Surgical Explanation:

Included in cost of surgery:

  • Food/water during stay

  • Mild sedative on morning of surgery for more efficient anesthesia and comfort of the animal.

  • Injection to help with pain prior to procedure as well as induce anesthesia.

  • Mild antibiotic injection to help prevent infection.

  • Surgical procedure itself.

  • Oxygen during surgical procedure and cardiac monitoring.

  • Injection of pain medication that should last 48-72 hours.

  • Reversal drug to counteract anesthesia for more rapid recovery.

  • Oral sugar syrup to boost blood glucose.

  • Abdominal tattoo (spays) that looks like a green line to show that they have been spayed.

    • Ear tipping is optional and a free service​

  • In most cases, stitches are absorbable so you should not need to return to have them removed.

  • There is a NONREFUNDABLE $10 deposit for surgical services due at time of scheduling.  This $10 will be deducted from your total at time of services rendered.  If you do not come to your appointment, the $10 will not be returned to you and it is not applicable to future appointments.


Drop off:

  • If your surgery is scheduled on a Friday, drop off is between 9am and 3pm THE DAY BEFORE SURGERY IS SCHEDULED.

  • If your surgery is scheduled for a Saturday, drop off is between 9am and 3pm THE DAY OF SURGERY

    • Saturday surgeries are done at night and there is no overnight staff onsite for observation

  • You will be required to place a credit card on file when you drop your animal(s) off for surgery even if you pay in cash.

  • Payment is due at time of drop off.  

    • If you are incorrect about the sex of your pet, you will be charged/refunded as applicable.

  • You will need to provide a valid photo ID with an address that matches the one you have on file.  We will be making a copy of this ID.​



  • Friday Surgery pick-up is between 9am and 3pm THE SATURDAY AFTER SURGERY IS PERFORMED.

  • Saturday Surgery pick-up is between 12pm-5pm THE SUNDAY AFTER SURGERY IS PERFORMED.

  • You will be charged $15 per night for boarding if you do not pick up your animal at your appointed time after surgery. 

    • For example, if you are scheduled to pick up on Friday and you do not pick up until Sunday, you will be charged $30 for boarding.  This will continue for a total of 10 nights; at which time you will be notified of animal abandonment and a report will be made with animal control.  At that time the animal may be surrendered to the county shelter or released back at the property you have on file. 

    • The animal DOES NOT become a ward or resident of The Ohio Pet Sanctuary if you abandon it.

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*Please do not call The Ohio Pet Sanctuary with Questions regarding EVI

Before Scheduling your visit, be sure to fully and thoroughly read our memorandum of understanding (also referred to as consent waiver) 

At this time, registration is ONLINE ONLY.

  • Please note that cats need to  be a minimum of 9 weeks old at time of surgery or 6 weeks for first vaccinations.

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