Although you can’t necessarily plan ahead for your pet’s illnesses and injuries, you can plan ahead financially, just as you do for the other members of your family. Emergency veterinary care can be costly, with a 1-2 night intensive care hospital stay or emergency surgery costing up to a few thousand dollars. These rates reflect the expense of maintaining a fully staffed, state-of-the-art life-saving facility. Although these charges are significantly less than those incurred in the human medical field for similar services, the fact that these expenses are paid out-of-pocket can be a heavy burden to a pet owner.
As such, and because no veterinarian wants to be unable to treat a pet due to financial limitations, Veterinary Emergency Center strongly recommends health insurance for all pets. Insurance gives you the security and peace of mind to focus on your pet’s needs without the worry of a heavy financial toll. There are numerous plans available through reputable companies and associations, including:
In addition, Veterinary Emergency Center accepts cash, personal check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit. Once we have discussed your pet’s condition with you, we can work out a treatment plan to help you best care for your pet.