Need Help Paying For Your Pet’s Medical Bills?
As pet owners, we want to provide the best healthcare for our beloved pets. But sometimes, the fear of expensive care can prevent us from taking out pets to the veterinarian until they have a serious, and unavoidable need for veterinary care.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
We understand that life can be complicated, and can throw unexpected challenges our way. Some of those challenges can be financial, but we never want the cost to get in the way of providing you and your pet with the best care possible. Sometimes our pets require extra care, and we don’t want to overwhelm you with too big a price tag, and too few options.
That’s why at Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals we offer solutions that can work for you and your beloved pets. Please take some time to look over our options, including payment plans, pet insurance, and more.
Pet Insurance With Trupanion
Like any health insurance, pet insurance is there in case the unthinkable happens. While you likely expect regular checkups and appointments once or twice a year, pet insurance is for unexpected illnesses and accidents and other unplanned for, and likely costly care.
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…which is why insuring your pet as soon as possible can help avoid these unintended insurance gaps 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: when your pet becomes sick or injured, you bring them to the clinic for treatment. You submit an invoice with the pet health insurance claim form to be reimbursed at a percentage, less your chosen deductible.
We recommend pet insurance for those that want to ensure they are able to provide the best medical care options for their pets possible without worrying about the cost. It offers financial peace of mind and can help pet owners with the difficult decision of treatment vs. ‘economic’ euthanasia.
You can sign up your pet(s) by going to trupanion.com and simply filling out the quote form 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.
Another option at Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals is CareCredit. 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. As Scratch Pay says, “Care now, pay later.” You should never be in a position where you feel like you have to turn down necessary care for your pets. Scratch Pay can help, and it doesn’t even affect your credit. For more information on Scratchpay, click here.
To apply for Scratchpay please click on your animal hospital of choice below:
- Pebble Creek Animal Hospital
- North Bay Animal Hospital
- Temple Terrace Animal Hospital
- The Cat Doctors
- All Creatures Animal Hospital
- Cheval Animal Hospital
The Veterinary Care Foundation
The Veterinary Care Foundation (VCF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation that helps veterinary practices fund their hardship cases. The foundation’s criteria for use of donated funds include such situations as:
- Good Samaritan cases
- Owners experiencing a financial crisis
- Elderly clients facing financial issues
- CareCredit denied clients
- Support for local service animals
- Local disaster relief
It’s about accessibility: we want to help animals find care, even when their owners can’t afford it.