Veterinary Care Financial Assistance

 

Fairhaven Veterinary Hospital understands the need to keep veterinary care affordable and the standard of care exceptional. Our highly educated, dedicated and experienced team of Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Nurses promise to treat your pet like their very own. To assist you in paying for your pet’s recommended diagnostics or procedures, FVH offers a monthly no interest payment option that works with your budget allowing you to provide quality care for your beloved pet. All established clients of 6 months or more and in good financial standing automatically qualify for our payment plan. New clients of less than 6 months qualify on approved credit evaluation via Payment Banc solutions.¬†All monthly payments are directly debited from your checking/savings account until the balance is paid in full.

  • Total balance for services must exceed $250.
  • $30 account set-up fee; account is active for 12 months and may be used multiple times.
  • 30% down due at drop off for services.
  • Balance is collected over 6 months.

There is no interest charged and balance due is not reported to credit agencies unless account becomes delinquent at which time any remaining unpaid balance will be reported to our collection firm.

 

Veterinary Pet Insurance

Veterinary pet insurance can be a good option for some pet owners with roughly 2-3% of all pet’s in the United States now insured. Did you know in Europe nearly 30% of all pets are insured? Over the past 10 years a multitude of pet insurers have entered the market place. Catastrophic, routine care, no deductible…the choices are complex and can be very confusing. In general, we recommend pet insurance be considered immediately upon bringing a kitten or puppy into your household. Insuring young pet’s makes certain you lock in low rates and avoid pre-existing condition clauses present on most policies. Our hospital tends to find greatest value in catastrophic plans that protect you in the event of an emergency. If you truly want to get the best “bang-for-the-buck” we highly recommend simply setting up a savings account specifically targeting future veterinary costs. In the event your pet never needs to use the funds you will have a nice little nest egg. While we don’t recommend any specific insurer there is a fantastic comparison tool available at PetInsuranceReview.com.

 

 

CareCredit is a great way to pay for your pet’s medical care. The service works much like a credit card with no interest transactions for 6 months on purchases over $200. Purchases under $200 are treated like any credit card balance. Balances not paid in full within 6 months due pay accrued interest. You can also use this service at any other participating veterinary facility or even your own participating medical professional’s office. This service is best for clients that have a good credit record. Consider opening an account before a medical needs arise.