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Posted on March 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

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 care, plans, payment plans, pet insurance, and more.

Affordable Preventative Pet Health Care Plans

Veterinary Care PlansCare plans are special packages of veterinary services designed to keep dogs and cats their happiest and healthiest. We engineer our plans to address every life stage by including the appropriate schedule of exams, parasite screenings and protections, and vaccinations. Our plans include additional benefits, too! Feel confident knowing your trusted companion is receiving optimal care while you also enjoy the lowered stress of accessible budgeting for that care. Our plans include predictable automated monthly payments and easy-to-use online account features. Click here to learn more about our Pet Health Care Plans for puppies, kittens, as well as adult dogs and cats.

Pet Insurance With Trupanion

tampa bay animal hospitals insuranceLike 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 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.

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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.

You can now apply and pay the contactless way with CareCredit! The CareCredit health, wellness, and personal care credit card gives you a convenient, flexible way to pay for care for the whole family – including pets!

  • Scan: Enjoy and easy, contactless experience.
  • Learn: See details and options.
  • Prequalify: Find out if you prequalify with no impact to your credit score.
  • Apply: Complete streamlined application.
  • Pay: Use it to pay for the care you want and need.

Click on the hospital name or scan the QR codes below for the animal hospital of your choice!


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:

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.

Other organizations that may be able to offer help

Here is a list of organizations that may provide financial assistance. Please visit their website to learn about meeting their organization’s criteria. We are not directly affiliated with any of these organizations.

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