Finding Ways to Pay for Treatment
The cost of cancer treatments can be very high and it’s overwhelming if money is an obstacle to treatment. Hopefully this page will give you a good outline for steps to take to get treatments paid for.
ASK ABOUT A HOSPITAL PAYMENT PLAN
The first step is to ask your animal hospital or private vet whether they offer a payment plan. Your local humane organization or animal advocacy group also may have information about other groups or organizations in your area that assist pet owners with veterinary bills.
LOW COST SERVICES
In addition, if you live in a state that has a large college or university with degree programs in Veterinary Medicine, you may wish to contact the school and department for information about low-cost services they might offer through their programs. Also check nearby rescue groups, shelters and Humane Societies, some have in house veterinary care and costs may be lower.
APPLY FOR CARE CREDIT
Whether you use it to cover annual expenses like preventative care check-ups or for unexpected costs like pet prescriptions and house calls, the CareCredit healthcare credit card makes it easy to give your pets the care they need, when they need it. Apply online – CLICK HERE.
CHECK BREED SPECIFIC SUPPORT GROUPS
Often times there are groups and organizations who will give money to an owner of a breed their support. So a search on the internet for “Breed Specific veterinary grants”to see if there is money available for your pet.
APPLY FOR GRANTS
The following organizations may be a good resource for other affordable options for veterinary care. The information given below is provided as a courtesy and does not imply the endorsement, recommendation and/or approval of any company or organization. This information is kept as current as possible, and is updated regularly.
Red Rover has an extensive listing of grants and veterinary funds listed by state, breed and other criteria.