Preparing for medical expenses is an important part of pet ownership. We have few options to help our clients have financial access to care their pets may need.
Please review the below options to see what is right for you and your family. Please note, the hospital itself does not offer payment plans or contracts.
CareCredit offers Special Financing and low monthly payment options, no up-front costs, and no-prepayment penalties so you can keep your pets healthy and happy. Applying for CareCredit is easy. Click here to fill out an application, or contact us at any of our locations and we’ll walk you through the process. If you prefer to apply over the phone, you also call them toll-free at (800) 677-0718.
Scratchpay provides pet parents with simple friendly payment plans. Scratch Pay can help, and it doesn’t even affect your credit. For more information on Scratchpay, click here.
Scratchpay’s most popular option is currently the Take5 plan. You have the option to break your payment into 5 payments, with the first due at the time of service. You will then have the ability to pay the rest of the 4 installments every 2 weeks. There is no interest, and no hard credit checks with this option. If you’re interested in learning more, click here!
Unfortunately, this does not include any current known medical conditions your pet may be afflicted with, known as pre-existing conditions. Instead, this is for when said condition is discovered or diagnosed. Insuring your pet as soon as possible can help avoid these unintended gaps in coverage so that in the future, regardless of what happens, you and your pet will be covered.
When you’re insured with our preferred veterinary insurance, Trupanion, it works like this:
Your pet becomes sick or injured and you bring them to the hospital for treatment.
You advise one of our Client Service Representatives and our Triage Nurse that you will be checking out with Trupanion today.
We recommend pet insurance for those that want to ensure they are able to provide the best medical care options for their pets without worrying about the cost, giving you and your family financial peace of mind.
You can sign up your pet(s) by going here and selecting your custom deductible to decide on the right premium for you. If you prefer, you can also enroll over the phone by calling (800) 569-7913.
Some clients opt to use Pet Insurance to help cover costs of illness/injury for their pets. Insurance can be a great way to be prepared for the unexpected. Keep in mind that unlikely human health insurance, pet insurance is going to exclude pre-existing conditions, and primarily reimburses expenses (ie they do not pay for care up front). Pet Insurance is a for-profit industry designed to take in more money than they pay out, and veterinarians have little say over what will and won't be covered.
If you are interested in pet insurance, it's important to get coverage as soon as possible (ideally before any medical conditions develop), and to be very clear on what the policy is going to include.
Pawlicy.com and PetInsuranceReview.com both offer unbiased comparisons and reviews of most available pet insurance providers and policies.