Planning for the Costs of Pet Care
What is the worst part of a veterinarian’s job? For most veterinarians, it is being faced with a situation involving a pet with a treatable condition and a client without the amount of money necessary to treat the pet. Our veterinarians want nothing more than to help as many pets as possible. We understand the financial challenges today and that with the advancement of medical technology comes higher costs. We encourage clients to investigate whether pet insurance may be right for their family. Please refer to the pet insurance section for more details
For all patient visits and outpatient care, payment is due at the time of service. However, if your pet requires admittance to our hospital, an estimate for treatment cost is provided. Half of the hospitalization estimate is due at the time of hospitalization. The balance is due at the time of discharge.
We accept cash, credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and Discover cards), check, and Care Credit payments.
Care Credit, like a credit card, is a third party financing company that allows you to provide for your pet’s health needs now and allows you to pay for the cost of care later based on your credit. You can apply online, by phone, or by filling out an application at our office.
Care Credit is accepted by over 150,000 providers nationwide. Visit their website at www.carecredit.com, call 1-866-893-7864, or ask our staff for more information.
If you have insurance for your pet, please provide the name of the insurer and any necessary paperwork at the time of admittance. Owners are responsible for payment at the time of service; your insurance company will reimburse you directly.