Friday, 20 May 2016

Assistance with the Cost of Care

At St John’s Veterinary Hospital, we understand that veterinary bills can become quite expensive. When you’re beloved pet is sick it is an unwanted added stress to be worried about how much the tests and treatments are going to cost and how you’re going to pay for it. One of the most common questions we get is – do you do payment plans? Unfortunately, for a number of reasons, we do not. However there are options available to help with the costs of veterinary care.

While your pet is healthy

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – we all hope our pets will not be involved in an accident, or get seriously ill, but just in case having pet insurance can have you prepared for these situations. Having pet insurance can make the difference between being able to say “do what needs to be done” instead of “I can’t afford to do all of it” when the unexpected happens.

There are several different companies to select from, and different kinds of packages you can get with a variety of price points. Do some research to figure out what would work best for your family. Many of our team members invest in pet insurance for their own pets, and they would be happy to discuss the decision with you.

Some companies to consider: Trupanion, Pets Plus Us, Petsecure, PC Pet Insurance , Petplan

When your pet is sick

Sometimes despite our best intentions, our pets get ill before we can prepare for the possibility. Often when an accident happens we are left scrambling to sort out how to deal with the situation. Once your pet is sick, it is too late to get pet insurance to cover it.

This is where Petcard comes in – Petcard provides a 3rd party financing option for pet owners faced with veterinary expenses they are not prepared to deal with on the spot. Their website is very informative, and the application process is straight forward.

Again, we do understand that the costs of veterinary care can get quite expensive – we want to work with you to make sure that your pet gets the care it needs without exceeding your financial abilities. If you have any concerns about costs, please ask one of our team members about your options.