The Vet and Rehab Center of Cape Elizabeth

207 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Events and Quarterly Lecture Series

VRCCE hosts free events throughout the year on topics we believe pet owners should be knowledgeable about, with special emphasis on strengthening the human/animal bond. These events offer family friendly fun, diverse topics, and delicious snacks! They are open to the public and all are welcome! If you have a group interested in a presentation, we are happy to book private events on these topics at any time. Contact us with questions about past or upcoming events. 207-799-6952 or

Schedule of events:


October 3, 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Second Annual Rabies Vaccine Clinic at Fort Williams Park

In honor of World Rabies Day, please join Veterinary and Rehabilitation Center of Cape Elizabeth in advocating for rabies prevention awareness by promoting our Second Annual No/Low Cost Rabies Vaccine Clinic to be held at the Fort Williams picnic shelter on Saturday, October 3, 2020 from 9-11am.   All are welcome.  All pets must be on leash or in carriers.  Let’s end rabies together!

Special Thanks to:  Town of Cape Elizabeth, Boehringer Ingelheim, and the CEHS Class of 2023


March 24, 6:00 PM Is Your Dog Ready to be Off-leash? We love dogs and we don't want to see them banned from public spaces! 

Join us for a Free Seminar with our trainer, Nancy Freedman-Smith CDBC, CBATI of Gooddogz Training. 

Learn what you can do to help your dog share public spaces, How to recognize dogs that are not friendly, & sharpen your understanding of dog body language.                                            
No dogs at this event, please. This seminar is informational only. We welcome you to come and learn. 

December 12, 6:00 PM Special Holiday Tricks Training with Nancy Freedman-Smith of Gooddogz Training. 

January 25, 10:30: Thomas Memorial Library We will be reading our children's book "What Happens When Your Pet Has Surgery?" and discussing what veterinarians do at their job. 

December 8, 4:00pm and Dec. 9, 12:00 noon: Local cape vet offers animal safety class for pet owners near Portland maine veterinary hospital near South Portland veterinary center close to Scarborough offers pet related classes  Holiday Safety Class with Gooddogz Training. We will use real life situations to work on 'Leave it', greeting people at the door, sitting down for snacks, and prepping food. Snacks provided. This is a class for friendly dogs, this is NOT a class for dogs with aggression, space or guarding issues, or reactive dogs.  Please bring a gently used pet item to swap at the swap table. Click here to sign up.

October 24, 2018: Girl Scouts Event! Private event for a local Girl Scout Troup to earn Pet Badges in Animal Care and Responsible Ownership. 

July 19, 2018: Pet Safety Event for Kids followed by Free Movie Night! Safety Presentation starts at 7pm and Movie starts at 8pm. This program is great for kids of all ages, and can be used to earn badges for Scout Troups and Camp Fire Girls. Popcorn, Cotton Candy Machine and Cold drinks for everyone! Well behaved pets welcome!

March 15, 2018: Free class on Pet First Aid  Would you know what to do in case of an emergency? Learn some of the basics of emergency treatment and first aid. Emergency treatment should never be used as a substitute for veterinary care, but it may save your pet's life before you can get to a veterinary hospital. Cheese and crackers and a lovely selection of wines will be available (water and soda as well!)

December 11-22, 2018: Holiday Pictures of Pets  We have a holiday wonderland set up. Call 799-6952 and make an appointment for us to take Free pictures of your pets in a whimsical holiday setting! Professional results not guaranteed, but we can guarantee you will love it!

October 26, 2017:  Enrichment  Do you ever feel guilty about those long days your dog spends alone, waiting for you to come home? Animal behaviorists have known for a while now that enrichment is critical to the health and well being of animals in wildlife refuges, but did you know it is just as important for our own pets? Enrichment allows them to use their species specific behaviors in ways that keep them engaged and healthier. Join us October 26 to learn just how easy it is to add activities that make a world of difference in your pet's life. And for you, there will be Wine and Cheese!  6:30-7:30 pm

July 31st, 2017:  Safe Kids/Safe Dogs.  Are your pets part of the family or are you thinking of introducing a new pet to  your family?  Learn what helps your dog be the ideal family member while you enjoy some snacks and drinks (and maybe a glass of wine for the adults!) 6:30-7:30 Followed by a Free Outdoor Movie showing of Secret Life of Pets

March 30, 2017:  Does Your Pet Fear The Vet? Lessons on Fear Free Training for easing difficult situations in your pet's life.

December 7, 2016: Basics of Pet Care and Photos With Santa!

October 26, 2016:  Behavior and Training
July 19, 2016: Pet First Aid

May 24, 2016: Rehabilitation

Call (207-799-6952) or e-mail ( us for more information about the events!