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Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments

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I need to find a vet that will take a small payment now and let me pay off the remaining amount with monthly payments. I only have like 60 dollars now. My kitten has to be seen by someone or I am sure he will die. Please any information will be helpful at this point. Thanks

By Latricia from Taylorsville, Utah


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By tlckallen01/26/2011

Care Credit is a payment plan. It is interest-free for up to one year. You can use it not only for your vet, but it can be used for your own medical bills. I had a $5,000 vet bill, and this saved me. After one year, the interest will be charged at more than 25%, so you will have to manage those payments. Oh yes, the vet is the one who signed me up for this, at the office.

By mcw [80]06/29/2010

You'll have to call some veterinarians in your area and ask the same question.

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By Michelle N.07/24/2013

My dog is very sick. I think she's dying, I need help finding a vet asap that will let me make payments. I don't have money today, but my dog needs help.

By Candy Killion [9]01/26/2011

My hubby recently applied for this as he needs some extensive dental work done ( the info was provided at his dentist's website and this place is on the up-and-up):

We were also pleasantly surprised that the site said that once you're approved, not just the cardholder but immediate family and pets are covered by participating doctors. See if your vet takes this payment option; it doesn't cover prescriptions but gives you a discount on them, too, and you can apply online and get an answer on approval within minutes.

By Connie P. [17]01/25/2011

It is stated in my vet's office that they expect payment at time of service. I just ignored that and took my cat in to be treated. When it came time to pay, I told them I was on low income and could only pay $25.00 today but I would pay monthly. So monthly I get a bill and pay what I can. They were ok with that. I did thank the vet for letting me do that and he knows my situation and lets me do it. I have never been late with a payment. That is important as I may need to take the kitty in again. Never be afraid to try. Blessings....good luck.

By Patricia Eldridge01/25/2011

Our dog was very sick and we knew we wouldn't be able to pay the entire bill, but we took her to the vet anyway. When it came time to pay the bill, we worked out an arrangement where we gave them a check that paid a portion of the bill, and then we also gave them a post-dated check for the following month that paid the rest of the bill. Take your kitten to the vet, and just don't tell them you can't afford to pay the bill until after the kitty has been treated. They will work with you!


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man in baseball cap holding a tricolor dogI need some vet help, but I can't afford any payments until next month and I'm not sure my dog will live that long without help. My dog got into the trash and I think he swallowed a bone so now he's bleeding out of his rectum.

I just got laid off my job and my unemployment barely covers my rent. I'm not sure I can take the heartbreak of my dog passing away. He's a good boy.

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By Joan B. [2]06/25/2011

Go to for a list of assistance programs.

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By Kathy from Pontiac, MI06/24/2011

Another mention about the Care Credit card. I applied the Humane Society I go to and had the card in less than 30 mins. You can apply online. Since your not working, perhaps someone can help you out with a co-signature if need be. Call you local humane society, perhaps can give some resources that can help you out. Your dog needs to be seen asap.

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By Millie [1]06/24/2011

Call your regular vet (or other vets listed in your area) and see if he/she can help, given the circumstances. I have found that it never hurts to ask, especially when it involves one of my family. Good luck and try!

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Tabby cat lying on floor by a basket.I need to find a vet that will work with me financially, my cat is very ill and I am a retired and on a low income.

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By Lizzyanny [9]11/03/2011

Check with your local animal shelter. They may know of programs that can help you.

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By Frugal Sunnie [11]11/03/2011

Have you tried calling around to the vets in your area asking for help? I did that and found one who helped me with my elderly Boxer. I cleaned kennels and walked boarding dogs to repay the vet for the discounted service, it was a real blessing to me and my old fellow.

Good luck, I hope you can find someone to help!

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By Connie P. [17]11/03/2011

I am lucky that I have a vet that I have been taking my pets to for years. Because of this, I was able to get my cat taken care of by making monthly payments. I just asked if I could make payments and he said yes. However, in the front office it says payment required when service is rendered. So, if I were you and don't have a regular vet, I would let my fingers do the walking and go through the phone book and call every vet there is and ask them if they will take payments and explain that you are low income and your pet is sick. Good luck and God bless.

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My sister's dog needs a vet. He has something seriously wrong with him. His testicles are swollen. He has fluids coming from his back leg and the head to his penis is swollen to the size of a golf ball. She did take him to the vet's, but the vet diagnosed him with the wrong thing and gave him the wrong meds. The fluids come from his penis when he pees, so it is not just pee. My sister really needs to take him to a vet that will do payments cause he is a very good dog.

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By killerdimples [1]09/29/2012

I don't know of any that do payments, but your dog needs to go to the vet regardless.

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My cat Smokey is a 4 year old male and we had him fixed about 2 years ago. Smokey has been puking after he eats and it's been going on for almost 2 weeks. I really can't afford medical treatment for him and I was hoping you could recommend a vet that will take monthly payments.

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By Lizzyanny [9]03/16/2013

Ask friends and neighbors if they know of a Vet that takes payments. Then try calling Vets and telling them about your situation. You could offer to work in exchange for treatment. Try calling animal rescue groups, sometimes they can help. In the future set aside a small amount monthly for Vet. bills. They are inevitable. Good luck.

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My puppy is in need of care. I think she has an ear infection and she stumbles when she walks. I think something is wrong with her back leg, too. I don't have money, but I can make monthly payments. Claty

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By Lizzyanny [9]08/17/2013

Call several Vets and ask about payment plans. Most have something called care credit that spreads payments over time. It does not charge interest. But you need to have your dog seen ASAP. Ear infection can affect the inner ear and destroy the balance mechanism. When it is affected it is a life sentence for the animal. It cannot be cured.

Get to a Vet now or take the dog to the humane society. You will have to surrender him but he will be treated. Some humane societies will treat you dog without surrendering him for a reduced rate. You will need to call and ask. But whatever you do, do it now. Good luck to you.


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I need help paying a veterinarian to see my dog and he is sick! I can afford payments, but not all at once. Is there anyone that takes payments?

By Iris from Sacramento

RE: Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments

You'll have to call some veterinarians in your area and ask the same question. (06/29/2010)


RE: Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments

I just go and let them do all they want, then I tell them I can pay 50 or 100 today and then pay it off later, just don't tell them. They are not going to advertise that they take payments. Also, pet insurance might be an option, but a savings account you put a certain amount or the same amount the pet insurance would have been works too. I recently had two dogs in for 400 each. Blessings.
Robyn (06/29/2010)

By Robyn Fed

RE: Finding a Veterinarian That Accepts Payments

I think that some vets now have a credit plan you can sign up for, ask about that. It isn't a credit card, it is a payment plan to pay your bill monthly. (06/29/2010)

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