Covid-19 Updates

Updated 3/24/20 – Due to growing concerns over Covid-19 and out of abundance of caution, we made the very difficult decision to close the clinic through April 5 (may change). In the case of an emergency, below are a list of emergency veterinary clinics that are remaining open. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. We will continue to update our website on news about re-opening. 

We want to make sure our clients have enough medication for their pets to get through this difficult time. If you are a current client and you need a prescription refill, please email us at or call us at (401)270-3832. Please leave us a voicemail with your first and last name, your pet’s name, the best number to reach you, and the medication you are looking to get filled. 

We will have staff in the clinic one or two days a week checking these voicemails and emails. Medication refills will take longer than anticipated. Please give us at least 5 days to respond to your voicemail or email. We will work with you to either get your medication at your local pharmacy or another veterinary clinic, or we will mail your medications to you as a last resort. If we end up mailing your medications, one of our staff will contact you for payment over the phone before shipping the medications.

 If you need financial assistance to help pay for veterinary care while PIN Clinic is closed, you may qualify for a voucher through the Companion Animal Foundation. For information about how to apply for financial assistance, please click HERE

76 Baptist St.
Swansea, MA 02777

Ocean State Veterinary Specialists  |  (401)886-6787
1480 S County Trail
East Greenwich, RI 02818

Mass-RI Veterinary ER  |  (508)730-1112
477 Milford Rd.
Swansea, MA 02777

Rhode Island’s Premier, Non-Profit Vet Clinic

Pets In Need is a 100% non-profit vet clinic exclusively serving the pets of elderly, disabled, and low-income Rhode Islanders. Thanks to our gracious donors, we are able to perform these services for RI pet owners in need.

Affordable Vet Services

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To qualify for veterinary services, pet owners must be Rhode Island residents who are also receiving federal or state assistance. Animals will be seen by appointment only, and owners will need to bring documentation proving they are receiving at least one of the following forms of assistance:


We provide veterinary care for the pets of elderly, disabled, and low-income Rhode Island residents See If You Qualify


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2019 Statistics

Here for Rhode Island Pet Owners

In 2019 we provided veterinary care to 2,365 pets that otherwise would have been left without treatment​
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We've given over 500 beloved pets life-saving surgeries such as a mass removal, tail amputation, or dental surgery.​
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Our average vet visit is $63, versus $160 at a for-profit veterinary clinic in RI. On average, that's 61% off your vet bill.​

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