I need help paying for my pet's veterinary care

Modified on Fri, 9 Jun, 2023 at 12:51 PM

Getting access to credit

Many veterinarians accept Care Credit, which is a credit card specifically for health care expenses, including a pet's. Care Credit offers multiple payment options that may help pet owners through a crisis. You can find out more information about Care Credit and fill out an application on their website. 

Financial Assistance

The Humane Society has a great list of options


American Veterinary Medical Association provides a guide to financial assistance


GoFundme lists a wide variety of options, more than its name suggests


Guardian Heals also provides financial assistance in NY through their application process:


NYSave is another list that is specific for New York State


Pawlicy has a search engine to help you find grants


MyPetChild provides a quite extensive list of potential funding


Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine also lists options


https://www.bestfriends.org/resources/financial-aid-pets, there is a comprehensive list of resources that offer financial assistance for pet guardians who are struggling, as well as senior citizens, people with disabilities and people who are seriously ill.

You can also try an Internet platform such as GiveForward or GoFundMe, which let you create a personal fundraising page. They may charge a small percentage of the funds raised.

Also, contact your local animal shelter. Some shelters work with veterinarians who are willing to reduce their charges, and some may have veterinary loan or grant programs.

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