Cost of Specialty Care

Payment Options

We accept VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards, as well as personal checks and cash. For a more flexible payment option, we also offer CareCredit financing. CareCredit is essentially a medical line of credit, accepted not only by veterinarians, but also by dentists and physicians.

If you plan to pursue CareCredit financing, we recommend that you apply online before coming for your appointment. For more information on CareCredit, and an online application, click on the link below:

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Pet Insurance

We also accept all forms of pet insurance. If your pet is insured, please bring your paperwork with you when your pet is discharged, so that we can fill it out immediately and help expedite your reimbursement. If your pet is currently uninsured and you would like to learn more about pet insurance options, below is a list of recommended providers.


Pets Best Insurance: 5% discount available on Pets Basic, First or Premier plan.


ASPCA Pet Health Insurance


Petplan: Use code SAVEPETS to receive a 5% online discount


Trupanion

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A few reasons why the cost of treatment can vary so dramatically.

Cost is one of the few areas in which veterinary specialty care is radically different from its human medicine counterpart. Because there are no HMOs or PPOs involved as third parties, we present you with a written estimate, and a deposit is required prior to diagnostic testing or surgery. The balance of the bill is due upon the completion of your pet’s visit. If your pet needs testing or treatment that is outside of the original estimate, we will consult with you first. No one (including us) likes surprises, which is why we are always up front and wide open with our patients about the cost of specialty care.

State-of-the-art veterinary equipment and technologies.

Highly specialized diagnostic equipment, such as endoscopy systems, ultrasound machines and blood analyzers, not to mention CT scanners and MRIs, are expensive to purchase, maintain and replace.

Complex surgeries, such as hip replacements, require high-performance surgical equipment that is only used for that particular surgery, in addition to utilizing precision implants made of space-age materials.

The latest in anesthesia monitoring equipment to observe heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, respiratory rate and carbon dioxide production are almost identical to ones used by human anesthesiologists (there are minor differences in the shape of the probes, or the ranges used by the software, because of anatomic or species differences).

Specialty care is a little more expensive than routine veterinary treatment, because, as you can see, the cost to provide such treatment is much higher. When you compare our fees to the same services received in a human hospital, you will see that our fees, and those of veterinarians in general, are actually the best bargain available in healthcare.

Have questions regarding specialty care cost? Feel free to drop us a note or give us a ring and we’d be more than happy to answer them.