Westside Animal HospitalPayment Options for Veterinary Care
We believe no pet should be denied treatment if veterinary care can restore its health or save its life. Of course, deciding how to fund your pet’s medical care is an individual choice and there are many options to consider, such as personal savings, credit cards, CareCredit, comprehensive pet insurance, and high deductible pet insurance.
Payment in full is required at the time of veterinary service unless other arrangements are made in advance.
For your convenience, we accept cash, debit cards, all major credit cards and checks drawn on a local bank.
If your financial circumstances require a payment plan, CareCredit can offer no interest financing for qualified purchases, if paid in full within 6 months.
Many pet owners have questions about purchasing pet insurance to help them afford health care for their pet family members. High deductible pet insurance may be an option to ensure you can afford the care your pet needs when emergencies arise. If you have pet insurance, please let our receptionist know. We will provide you with whatever records you may need to file your claim and would be happy to assist you in filling out your forms. Remember that most pet insurance policies are indemnity policies. That means you pay the cost of veterinary care upfront and receive a refund after the claim is processed. To take full advantage of pet health insurance, use a credit card or designate some personal savings for pet care. Replenish your savings or pay your credit card bill with your refund.
Our practice does not endorse or make recommendations on any one company’s insurance plans. There are several pet insurance companies to choose from. The following is a list of insurance companies you might like to explore: