Free Rabies Clinics

Rabies clinics are held for animals throughout the year. New York State requires a current rabies vaccine for every dog, cat, or ferret. These clinics are held at various locations in the county.

Vaccination Frequency

All dogs, cats, and ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies at 3 months of age and re-vaccinated 1 year later, then every 3 years thereafter. Please bring proof of any previous rabies vaccination. Vaccines are administered in accordance with the National Association of State Public Health Veterinarians (NASPHV).

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Rabies Clinic Cambridge 2022

Free Rabies Clinics:

Argyle Drive-Thru Rabies Clinics - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY Saturday, June 18th

Washington County Public Health will hold a "Drive-Thru" Rabies Clinic By Appointment Only On Saturday, July 9, 2022 at the Cambridge DPW Garage, 6 Memorial Drive, Cambridge NY 12816.

You MUST register for the Clinic by calling 518-746- 2400 Monday -Friday 8:30am-3:30pm.

Registration will end on Wednesday July 6, 2022 at 3:30pm or sooner, if appointments are filled before then.

Check the schedule for future dates and locations. 2022 Rabies Schedule PDF

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For the convenience of local pet owners, Washington County Public Health continues to conduct free rabies clinics that routinely are held from March through November annually. There is no charge for the vaccination, however donations are accepted.

Keep the following in mind if you attend the Rabies Clinics:
*Clinic is By Appointment ONLY.
*Masks are required and should be worn the entire time.
*Do not arrive earlier than 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. 
*Have pets relieve themselves before arriving to clinic.
*Proof of their previous vaccination will need to be provided prior to clinic. 
(Tags do not count as proof of vaccination, you need the paperwork.)
Note: You can still register if you don't have the paperwork, however, your vaccination will be marked as a 1 year vaccination until you send proof of the previous vaccination.  Once proof of previous vaccination is produced, the vaccination will be changed to a 3 year vaccination. (See directions on changing certificate below)
*Leave pets in your vehicle until it is their turn for vaccination.
*All pets must be on a leash or in a carrier.
*All Dogs and Cats should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated one year later, then every three years thereafter.
*Ferrets should be vaccinated against rabies @ 3 months of age and re-vaccinated yearly thereafter.

*All Clinics are Free and open to the public. (Donations are accepted.)

Cambridge "Drive-Thru" Rabies Clinic Set Up & Traffic Flow

By Appointment Only! If you don't have an appointment scheduled, do not come. 

Cambridge DPW Garage, 6 Memorial Drive, Cambridge NY 12816.

PDF of Cambridge Rabies Clinic Traffic Flow

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  • You must wear a mask while you are at the clinic.
  • Do not get out of your vehicle while you are at the clinic, unless instructed to do so.
  • Pets must be in a carrier or on a leash.

How to Change your Rabies Certificate from a 1 year to a 3 Year Certificate

If your animal has been vaccinated before, you should have a Rabies Certificate as proof of vaccination.  After their first year, vaccination is done every 3 years. 

We must receive proof of previous vaccination to mark the new Rabies Certificate to a 3 year certificate.  If we do not receive proof of previous vaccination, Rabies Certificates are marked as a 1 year certificate.

You can have your Rabies Certificate updated to a 3 year certificate, by sending proper documents to Washington County Public Health. 

Contact the Vet or the agency where the pet was vaccinated before to get a copy of the record.  (Your Dog License from the Town Clerk is okay if it shows when the last rabies vaccination was given.)

Bring or fax these documents to our office at the number and address below:

Fax: 518-746-2461

Address: 415 Lower Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

If you have any questions regarding guidelines or our clinic schedule, feel free to call us at 518-746-2400 or 1-800-624-4221.

PDF of Directions to Change Certificate

2022 Rabies Clinic Schedule

Rabies Clinics 2022
Animal Bite Form
All animal bites should be reported to Public Health. Click on the image below for the Form.

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